An exceptionally pedagogical journey unfolded as SPACE India, in collaboration with Kundan Vidya Mandir Sr. Sec. School, Ludhiana, Punjab orchestrated a captivating interaction with esteemed spokesperson of ISRO, Dr. Mamta Chauhan, Scientist/Engineer- SD, Geosciences Department, IIRS, ISRO- Dehradun. The event, titled EduOdyssey, presented an illuminating blend of expertise and inquisitiveness, making a lasting impression on the students from various schools in Punjab.
The central focus of the event revolved around ISRO's latest project, Chandrayaan-3, which acted as a driving force for EduOdyssey. During the event, students gained comprehensive insights into Chandrayaan 3’s soft landing, including details about the Vikram Lander's capabilities, the automation of the engines, and Aditya L-1’s launch.
The distinguished presence of the chief guest, Dr. Mamta Chauhan, added a unique and remarkable dimension to the event. An engaging Fireside Chat ensued between Dr. Chauhan and Mrs. Avani Patwa, the CEO of SPACE Technology & Education Pvt. Ltd. (SPACE India). This interactive dialogue not only allowed students to ask insightful questions but also aligned perfectly with the event's primary objective: to ignite enthusiasm for science, space exploration, and advanced technology among young minds.
During the conversation, Dr. Chauhan passionately discussed the vast potential and promising career opportunities in the field of space. She emphasized the significance of pursuing careers in Astrophysics and Aerospace modeling, highlighting the lucrative prospects these fields offer in the future. This valuable insight served to inspire and guide the aspiring students toward fulfilling and rewarding career paths in the realm of space and technology.
Beyond the discourse on Chandrayaan-3 and Aditya L-1, the event also provided a glimpse into ISRO's ambitious future ventures in space exploration. Participants were offered a preview of upcoming missions, including Gaganyaan, India's pioneering human spaceflight mission. The evening culminated with a captivating Astronomy showcase by SPACE India, leaving attendees awestruck.
“It was a truly exceptional and impeccably organized event. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to Shri S. Somanath, (Chairman, ISRO), and Dr. R.P. Singh (Director, IIRS) for their invaluable contributions. I would also like to express my deep appreciation for Dr. Sachin Bahmba (CMD, SPACE India), Mrs. Avani Patwa (CEO, SPACE India), and their dedicated team, whose meticulous planning made this event a success. I extend special compliments to Mr. Anand Prakash Sharma, Principal of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Ludhiana, for fostering a strong scientific temperament among the students.” stated Dr. Mamta Chauhan (Scientist/Engineer- SD, Geosciences Department, IIRS, ISRO).
“We are deeply honored by the esteemed presence of Dr. Mamta Chauhan at EduOdyssey. We hold the firm belief that her engagement has ignited a profound enthusiasm among our learners, propelling them to tap into their full potential and pursue excellence in every dimension of their lives", stated Mrs. Avani Patwa (CEO, SPACE India).
The joint endeavors of SPACE India and Kundan Vidya Mandir Sr. Sec. School in Ludhiana, Punjab, left an unforgettable impression on the young students, who represent the future leaders of tomorrow.