PM Modi lauds ISRO for creating facility for children to watch rocket launching at Sriharikota


New Delhi: In a bid to boost scientific temper among children, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday talked about the initiative taken by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) which facilitates the viewing of rocket launchings at Sriharikota.

“Children, youth in India are increasingly taking a keen interest in Science and Technology. When I was in Bengaluru during Chandrayan-2, I witnessed immense enthusiasm and fervour on part of children present there. There was no sign of drowsiness from any angle. To give a fillip to this very enthusiasm in children and young people, ISRO launched a facility to sit, watch rocket launching at Sriharikota. The online booking is also possible through a link provided on ISRO’s website,” he said while addressing the 62nd edition of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

He also spoke about ISRO Yuvika programme, aimed at imparting knowledge on Space Technology, Science and Applications to the youth with an intent to raise their interest in Space activities, and lauded the organistion for integrating the youth with science through such programmes.

“Yuvika programme was launched for school students in the year 2019. Yuvika is an acronym for Yuva Vigyani Karyakram and this program is in consonance with our vision, Jai Jawan, Jai Kisanm, Jai Vigyan, Jai Anusandhan. In this programme, students after their exams during their holidays, visit different centres of ISRO and learn about Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications. If you wish to be participant of this training, you can register by visiting the website of Yuvika linked to that ISRO,” he said.

ISRO has launched a special programme for School Children called “Young Scientist Programme” “Yuva Vigyani Karyakram” from the year 2019. The second session of the programme is scheduled to be held during the month of May 2020.

The programme will be of two weeks duration during summer holidays (May 11-22, 2020) and the schedule will include invited talks, experience sharing by the eminent scientists, facility and lab visits, exclusive sessions for discussions with experts, practical and feedback sessions. (ANI)