Some pictures of the Agastya Center in Kuppam from my recent visit there.
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Ramji Raghavan, founder of Agastya, with statue of sage Agastya, inspiration for the center
Panoramic view of Agastya Center’s 170 acres
Students eagerly line up to visit the Agastya Center
Student led discussion in one of the discovery rooms
One of the latest additions to the 30 van fleet of mobile science labs. This one is sponsored by Airtel
Four of the Agastya students who entered the Intel Science contest – the two girls went on to win a special Award for Distinction
A counterintuitive square wheeled tricycle.
A fully functional model of the solar system designed and assembled by Agastya
Close up of figures in the Ayurvedic garden. Plants grown in a particular area are supposed to provide medicinal or holistic remedies for that part of the body.
Ramji addresses some of the hundreds of school kids that come to visit the center each day
Typical rural school that is visited by Agastya mobile science lab
Some of the portable experiments that are part of mobile science lab kit. These show principles of the solar system
Student demonstrates science experiment at outdoor mobile lab session.