Thiruvananthapuram: From the ancient craft of
pottery making to auto tracking telescopes, the "Pride of
India Exhibition" on the sidelines of the 97th Indian Science
Congress here offers a ringside view of the evolution and
development of science in the country over the centuries.
It showcases `Urjapatra`, the writing material, used in
ancient times, to wearable computers developed by the Defence
Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), vouching how
the bearded sages to modern scientists sought to make India a
The exhibition has been attracting senior scientists,
technocrats, researchers and students on account of its
variety and comprehensiveness.
Stalls and cubicles dedicated to separate subjects offer
a rare glimpse into the history, tradition and culture side by
side the advancements and achievements of India science since
it achieved independence.
With the country`s space programme soaring to prestigious
heights with the launch of maiden moon mission Chandrayaan-1,
the exhibition has a special wing displaying models of space
vehicles, maps and charts and replicas of rocket launchers.
Models of satellites, including INSAT 2E, INSAT 2A,
miniatures of launch vehicles like Polar Satellite Launch
Vehicle (PSLV), Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV)
and Astrosat are also on display.