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Bengaluru: PM Modi inaugurates Centre for Brain Research at IISc

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Centre for Brain Research (CBR) at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) campus, the foundation stone of which was laid by himself. Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Union Minister for Coal, Mining and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi were present on the occasion.

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PM Narendra Modi tweeted, “Glad to inaugurate the Centre for Brain Research at @iiscbangalore. The joy is greater because I also had the honour of laying the foundation stone for this project. This Centre will be at the forefront of research on how to manage brain-related disorders.”

“At a time when every nation must give topmost importance to healthcare, efforts like the Bagchi Parthasarathy Multispeciality Hospital assume great importance. In the times to come, it will strengthen healthcare capacities and encourage pioneering research in the sector,” he added.

The CBR has been created at a cost of Rs 280 crore and it will carry out vital research in rural Karnataka to provide appropriate, evidence-based public health interventions to delay the onset of dementia and slow down its progress. During the Programme, the PM also laid the foundation stone for 832-bedded Bagchi Parthasarathy Multispeciality Hospital.

The Centre for Brain Research is developed as a one of its kind research facility and focuses on conducting vital research to provide evidence-based public health interventions to manage age-related brain disorders.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Karnataka. Along with IISC Bangaluru, he also unveiled a statue of Dr BR Ambedkar at Dr BR Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE) in Bengaluru. PM Modi launched 150 ‘Technology Hubs’ that have been developed by transforming Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in Karnataka at a cost of over Rs 4,600 crore and are supported by many industry partners.

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