In a collaborative effort, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA) have introduced the innovative ‘Space on Wheels’ program in the East Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh. This initiative is designed to make the wonders of space exploration accessible to students and space enthusiasts in the region.
The inaugural day of the program witnessed the ‘Space on Wheels’ exhibition making its debut at JN College Pasighat. The event drew enthusiastic participation from students representing various schools and colleges. The primary objective was to offer valuable insights into ISRO’s initiatives and India’s space missions, all while igniting interest in space science careers among young learners.
The mobile exhibition, housed within a bus, showcased intricate models of ISRO’s launch vehicles, satellites, and communication systems. Its mission was straightforward: to share the accomplishments and undertakings of the Indian Space Agency with young minds, sparking their curiosity and motivating the next generation of scientists and engineers to explore research and career opportunities within ISRO.
On the second day of the program, over 800 students from various educational institutions actively engaged with the ‘Space on Wheels’ exhibition. The program was inaugurated by the Vice Chancellor of Arunachal Pradesh University, Prof Tomo Riba, in the presence of JN College Principal Dr. Tasi Taloh and the national coordinator of the Space on Wheels program, Akash Pandey.
This state-level program will continue until Wednesday, with the exhibition bus scheduled to visit Independent Golden Jubilee Government Higher Secondary School and Daying Ering Memorial Government Higher Secondary School in Pasighat. This presents students and the public with an opportunity to explore the exhibits, further nurturing their interest in space science.
To enhance the educational experience, two distinguished scientists from the North Eastern Space Applications Centre in Shillong are accompanying the touring bus. Their presence aims to inspire and address students’ queries, fostering a deeper understanding of India’s space endeavors and igniting scientific curiosity.
The primary objective of the ‘Space on Wheels’ program remains to provide valuable insights into ISRO’s initiatives and India’s space missions to school and college students in Arunachal Pradesh. Additionally, it seeks to raise awareness among the youth about the exciting and rewarding career opportunities in the field of space science.
As the ‘Space on Wheels’ program embarks on its journey through Arunachal Pradesh, it is poised to ignite the imaginations of young minds and contribute to the advancement of space science education in the region. This initiative underscores ISRO’s commitment to nurturing future talent and fostering a love for space exploration among India’s youth.