Berhampur, October 5 (LocalWire): It was a great opportunity for the local students to get a glimpse of the activities of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
The four-day space exhibition that concluded here at the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) on Friday also had on display different models of Indian space vehicles.
The space exhibition was jointly organised by the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC), Sriharikota and NIS to celebrate the birth centenary of the father of Indian space programme Vikram A Sarabhai.
The center of attraction at the exhibition was the ‘Space on Wheels’, a vehicle that displayed various activities of ISRO, including models of PSLV, GSLV, Chandrayaan and Mangalayaan.
Several competitions, including a quiz, essay writing, painting, and elocution for school children was also organised during the exhibition.
The birth centenary celebration of Sarabhai was launched in Ahmedabad on 12 August last year by the central government.
The celebration includes similar events in 100 selected cities across the country that will conclude on 12 August 2020 at Thiruvananthapuram.
In Odisha, the ISRO has selected three cities to mark the celebration, including Berhampur, Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, an officer of SDSC official stated.