Special Science Train to be flagged off during Merkel visit

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New Delhi, Oct 23 (UNI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will flag off a 'special train' showcasing scientific advancement from here on October 30 during the upcomning visit of Mrs Merkel.

The train that will crisscross about 60 towns and cities in seven months, is aimed at giving access to young people to the evolution of science and technology, Germany's Ambassador to India Bernd Muetzelburg said here today.

The special train, 'Science Express', which is a joint venture between the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Indian Railways and and Max Planck Society, a German research organisation, is one of the main programmes of the German Chancellor during her three-day State visit to India.


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