Models of PSLV, GSLV, INSAT, Kalpana, Chandrayaan I, and SRE are on display
Udhagamandalam: Having entertained the people of the Nilgiris and others with a variety of dance, drama and music programmes over the past several years, the Nilgiris Cultural Association (NCA) on Friday teamed up with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Bangalore and organised an educational programme called Space Culture at the Saint Joseph’s Boys Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School in Coonoor.
It evoked a good response. Students and teachers from various schools and members of the public made a beeline to the venue.
On display were models of PSLV, GSLV, INSAT, Kalpana, Chandrayaan I, SRE and CARTOSAT in all their variants.
A number of educational panels were also put up to chronologically highlight India’s achievements in the field of space research.
The Public Relations Officer of ISRO, B.R. Guruprasad, gave a highly informative lecture on India’s space mission and achievements with power point and video presentations. He also answered a number of questions, mostly from students.
Stating that he was gratified at the response, Mr. Guruprasad acknowledged the efforts of NCA in bridging the gap between the ISRO and the students.
Pointing out that the ISRO encouraged students to study space-related science, he said, “We have 16,000 persons working in ISRO and the potential for employing qualified youth is good”.
The Managing Director, Craigmore Plantations M.N. Boppanna who inaugurated the exhibition said that the event will be of considerable benefit to the youth. He hailed the NCA for organising useful programmes.
Presiding over the function, NCA president P.S. Sundar said that the objective was to familiarise the people of the Nilgiris, particularly students, with the activities of ISRO. NCA convener S. Ananthakrishnan proposed a vote of thanks.