Guwahati, Sept 7: Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Ahmedabad, in association with Royal Global University (RGU) has organised a two-day mobile exhibition named, “Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition (VSSE)” from 7-8 September 2017, which is open to students and visitors from 10AM-4PM. It aims to provide an opportunity for the young minds of North East to have a glimpse into ISRO and interact with the world class scientists of India. Arup Mishra, ASPEC director, chief guest inaugurated the exhibition to the chants of ‘Ganesh Vandana.’ This exhibition was attended by more than 300 students on the first day.
Prof.(Dr.)B.Banerjee, Principal,RSET, addressing the gathering welcomes Mr.Arup Mishra, ASTEC Director, ISRO Scientists, scientists from Assam and students from different schools of Guwahati. He spoke on the basics of the galaxy, work of ISRO and the satellite findings.
Prasanta Das, ISRO Scientist was delighted to be amongst the students and stated the ISRO objectives of developing space technology and its applications to national tasks. It is driven by the vision of Sri Vikram Sarabhai, the father of Indian Space Programme. He requested students to be interested in space science and join ISRO.
Prof.(Dr.).S.P.Singh, Vice Chancellor,RGU addressing the students said about the Northeast contribution towards new technology and the mission of ISRO by 2030 of harnessing energy. He motivated students by saying ‘Let go of ego and applaud for the good deeds been done by innovative people.’
Arup Mishra, ASPEC Director,Chief Guest inaugurating the exhibition addressed the students on the types of services rendered by ISRO. After independence, Pandit Nehru approached Vikram Sarabhai and requested to ‘leap frog’ the advancement in technology to which he replied that three critical areas needed to be stressed upon and they are space, nuclear science and advance communication. 21 November 1993, India launched a satellite which was made with foreign help but in 13 September 2013, India accomplished Indian made MARS ORBITER MISSION. He envisaged children to take interest in science and scientific temper.
This mobile exhibition of Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition (VSSE) will have a set of about 20 static panels related to Remote Sensing Satellites and Communication Satellites, their applications, about Chandrayaan-1 / Mars mission, models of camera of mars Mission, satellite images; scale down models of launch vehicles like PSLV, MkIII& GSLV, various satellite models of INSAT, IRS, Oceansat, Aryabhatta, Bhaskara, RISAT, Resourcesat, DAT, Apple, etc. and a working model showing satellites orbiting around earth . In addition to these there will be various video documentaries on launching and Mars and Chandrayaan mission.
For students of Science there is also a video on how to join ISRO. Apart from all above, mechanical components, parts used in satellites shall also be displayed. ISRO’s Geo portal-BHUVAN website will be demonstrated during the exhibition. Many Senior scientist/Engineers from Space Applications Centre will remain present during the exhibition event & interact with visitors/students and satisfy their queries related to Space Science & technology.
With the vision and mission of providing a platform for the students of North-East to gain access to the best education in science and a focus on creating more awareness of science, technology and engineering, Royal Global University looks forward to achieving this goal through this exhibition.
Organizing Secretaries are Vanita Agrawal, Assistant Professor & i/c (Electrical Engineering) andMr. HirakRanjan Das, Assistant Professor (Mechanical Engineering)