ISRO LAUNCHES SAMWAD WITH STUDENTS TO ENGAGE THEM ON SPACE SCIENCE ACTIVITIES
03, Jan 2019
Prelims level : “Polity-Schemes.” Mains level : GS-2 “Issues related to development of social/service sector related to health, education and human resource.”
Samwad with Students (SwS):
- As part of the enhanced outreach programme of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), a new platform named Samwad with Students (SwS) was launched in Bengaluru.
- Through the initiative, ISRO aims to engage youngsters across the country to capture their scientific temperament. The new conversation mission will inspire students cutting across schools and colleges.
- The first SwS event saw 40 wards and 10 teachers from select schools interact with ISRO Chairman K Sivan at the Anthariksh Bhavan.
- During the session, the students were first briefed about Indian space programme and their benefits to the common man.
- The Q&A session engaged students on a series of topics ranging from rockets, satellites, Chandrayaan, Gaganyaan and various space applications.
- The Chairman asked students to study science and mathematics with absolute seriousness which would enable them to take up challenging careers.