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Jharkhand student selected for ISRO’s young scientist programme

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Posted on 25 Apr 2022
15:03 PM
The students would visit laboratories, attend talks by eminent scientists, and witness experimental demonstrations at various ISRO centres.

The students would visit laboratories, attend talks by eminent scientists, and witness experimental demonstrations at various ISRO centres. Source: Facebook

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Fifteen-year-old Rishika Agarwal, a student O P Jindal School in Patratu, is among the 150 young scientists selected for the programme through a national test
The students will be imparted basic knowledge about space science, technology and applications during the programme from May 16 to 28

A Class X student from Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district, about 50 kilometres north of state capital Ranchi, will be a part of a team of 150 junior scientists selected from across the country for a two-week-long programme organised by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Fifteen-year-old Rishika Agarwal, a student of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)-affiliated O P Jindal School in Patratu, is among the 150 young scientists selected for the programme through a national test, said, "This would be my best summer vacation ever. It would help me realise my dream of becoming a space scientist."

Under the ‘Yuva Vigyani Karyakram’ (Young Scientists' Programme 2022), the students will be imparted basic knowledge about space science, technology and applications during the programme from May 16 to 28 to make them aware of emerging trends in science and technology.

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They would visit laboratories, attend talks by eminent scientists, and witness experimental demonstrations at various ISRO centres, including Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

Rishika’s school principal Sweta Malani said it was a proud moment for the institution.

‘Yuva Vigyani Karyakram’ or YUVIKA is aimed at imparting basic knowledge on space technology, space science and space applications to high school students with a preference for rural areas.

Last updated on 25 Apr 2022
15:03 PM
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