The excitement was palpable across the Indian state as the Vikram lander successfully touched down on the lunar surface on Wednesday. Many higher education institutions and schools arranged live screenings of the event, and students and teachers eagerly awaited the soft landing of Vikram on the Moon’s south pole. When S Somanath, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), announced the successful landing, joyous celebrations erupted among the viewers.
The National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) hosted live streaming of the Chandrayaan-3 landing, with A Srinivasan, the acting director of the institute, congratulating the Isro team. Fakir Mohan University organized a screening event for students and teachers, expressing pride in the scientists and Isro team for this historic achievement. Similar live-streaming events were held at Rama Devi Women’s University, KIIT, and KISS, as well as various other educational institutions across the state.
In the capital and other locations, campuses were adorned with the tricolor in celebration. Several schools, including Sai International School, BJEM School, and DAV Public School, organized livestreams of the event, as did educational institutes like IISER in Berhampur. Notably, at Gandhi Nagar, a giant screen was set up for live screening of the landing, and a group of disabled individuals chanted Hanuman Chalisa for the mission’s success.
The successful lunar landing served as an inspiring and proud moment for students and educators alike, fostering a sense of admiration for the scientists behind the achievement and igniting curiosity and interest in space exploration among young minds.
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