17 November 2019
Cuttack: A mobile stall of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is enthralling Bali Jatra visitors here.
The van has come all the way from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh with the prime purpose educating people on India’s various missions including Chandrayaan I and II, Mangalyaan (MOM), ISLV, PSLV, GSLV and other remote sensing satellites and communication satellites. In fact it houses details on all of India’s satellites from 1970 till present date, said a technical staff with the ISRO van.
He also informed that the mobile stall was on a nine-day visit to the State where it will go to various districts and create awareness on India’s space programs so that more and more students would be interested to be a part of it.
ISRO’s stall was a major hit among the visitors. Two such visitors, Jayanta Behera and Swarnalaxmi shared their utmost happiness on being able to observe the working of satellites’ prototype up close. They also said that this was a huge learning experience for them.
ISRO’s chief K Sivan visited Bhubaneswar a few days ago on November 4. He shared his mission for ISRO and how they are planning to invite school children to visit India’s premier space research organization for a better understanding of India's scientific achievements. Sivan opined this will inspire more children interested in science and build scientific temper for the country.
Bali Jatra, world’s largest open-air trade and cultural fair, began on November 12. It has been attracting a huge number of visitors everyday.