New Delhi: Modern Public School (MPS) flag was held high as it became a part of the prestigious AZAADISAT program – initiated by the Space Kidz India in collaboration with Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in February 2022. Through the AZAADISAT program, students for the first time will be launching their indigenously made satellite into space.
With India celebrating its historic 75th year of Independence, 75 schools across the country were selected to be part of the futuristic project, where students were provided with practical exposure to space science. To also promote the government’s “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” initiative, each team from the 75 schools consisted of 10 girl students.
The students were provided with a kit to build the satellite from the Space Kidz India. They were trained to program the kit through virtual sessions. The programmed kit was then sent to the Space Kidz India, where it will be integrated and prepared for launch on the 76th Independence Day – commemorating the scientific journeys the country has independently embarked on.
Thanking Space Kidz India, Niti Ayog, and ISRO for the informative experience, MPS student Avnish Kaur said, “The sessions were very insightful, and for the first time, we got the practical exposure towards building a satellite. The unique initiative has indeed encouraged us towards exploring space science.”
“The unprecedented endeavor to guide the young minds towards exploring their hidden talents in applied physics was made possible by the dedicated and tireless efforts of Srimathi Kesa, CEO of Space Kidz India, and her team. The ambitious vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, catapulted by the ideations of IN-SPACe Chairman Pawan Goenka and ISRO Chairman Dr Somnath, ignited the spark of space and technology among the students. The inspirations of the visionaries will encourage the girl students to embrace a career in space science in the future,” stated Alka Kapur, Principal of Modern Public School.