Bhubaneswar, 17 (LocalWire) When you ponder the penetration of satellite TV to virtually every home or the early warning sounded by the meteorological authorities of an impending cyclone about to hit the coast, think of ISRO.
When expanded, it reads Indian Space Research Organisation which has revolutionized life in India influencing it every day though most people barely have much idea about it.
ISRO scientists, who are mostly associated with orbiting satellites and launching of giant rockets, have even developed a device in their spare time which is being described as a step towards designing of an ‘artificial human heart’.
The achievements of ISRO have been showcased at a four-day program organised at a private Deemed to be University here from Sunday as part of the Birth Centenary Celebration of late Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai who is considered to be the Father of the Indian Space Program.
The four-day program, jointly organised by Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, ISRO, Sriharikota, is part of the celebrations being held in 100 cities in the country to pay tribute to the visionary scientist while popularizing space science among school and college students.
School and college students, who attended the inaugural program, were told about the brilliant scientist who successfully convinced the government about the importance of launching a space program in the early 1960s following the Sputnik launch by then USSR.
The four-day program includes elocution and debates, essay writing, drawing and painting, instant and written quiz and innovative design competition.
The topic for elocution and debates for engineering and diploma students will be ‘Space Explorations can Make India Developed’ while the topic for students of Class eight to ten will be ‘Space Connects the World’.
A mobile science exhibition is also part of the program.