The ISRO’s Young Scientist Programme (Yuvika-2019) was launched recently by the chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organization Dr K Sivan. A total of 110 students across the country including three candidates from Tamil Nadu are participating in this programme.
During this programme, the participants will also be visiting the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota, the spaceport of India.
The programme is primarily aimed at imparting basic knowledge on space technology, space science and space applications to the students with an intent of arousing their interest in the emerging areas related to space science.
The two-week long residential training programme includes lectures by the eminent scientists, facility and lab visits, hands-on training, exclusive sessions for discussions with experts and a feedback session.
While inaugurating the programme, Dr Sivan mentioned that it is a very important science programme for the students. He also added that this programme would help in inculpating scientific temper of the student. He stated that Science and Technology is an essential component for the development of any country and plays a major role in improving the quality of life including the safety and security of human beings.
Dr Sivan also touched upon the applications of Space technology and how technology is helping in the day to day activities of common man besides ensuring the safety of life and property during disaster situations. He also said that programmes like this will help in national integration and nation building.
He also wished that YUVIKA programme should produce a good number of scientists every year. He wished all the students good luck and promised to meet them during “YUVIKA-SAMWAD” session at SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota which is set to happen on May 17, 2019.