Mars Mission can see India emerge major power in S&T
Coimbatore: India`s Mars Mission could see the country emerge as a `major power` in science and technology if it turned out to be a success, a former ISRO scientist said here on Saturday.
"After successful launch of Chandrayan 1, scientists are working on the Mars Mission satellite, which will study the surface. If successful, India can become a major power in science and technology," N Sivasubramanian, former ISRO scientist said at a function at a college here.
He was delivering a lecture at the `Regional Science Congress on Science for Shaping the Future in India` at Kongunadu Arts and Science college in the city.
On August 15, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had made the first formal announcement on the Mars Mission, saying India will send a mission to the Red Planet that would mark a huge step in the area of science and technology.
Sivasubramanian emphasised the need to synchronise the world education system, saying students, though brilliant in daily studies, are unaware of what is happening around them, an example of which was lack of knowledge over protests against Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant.
Mylsamy Annadurai, project director, Chandrayan I, who was present told reporters later that many students have shown interest in pursuing science after the success of Chandrayan.
He said China is now the top country in presenting scientific papers and India is in the second slot.
Annadurai declined to take questions on Chandrayan or any other project.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Know the significance of Devshayani Ekadashi
- Punjab: Terrorists in Army uniform attack police station in Gurdaspur
- Punjab: Gurdaspur gunbattle ends, all terrorists killed
- Mumbai blasts case: Maharashtra govt opposes Yakub Memon's mercy plea in SC
- Grief stricken people shout slogans as Kalam's body carried out of hospital
- Politicos mourn death of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, hail him as 'Missile Man of India'
- SC to resume hearing on Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's mercy plea on Tuesday
- FORMER PRESIDENT OF INDIA APJ ABDUL KALAM PASSES AWAY
- Lalu Prasad Yadav arrested as RJD bandh cripples life in Bihar
- Terrorists in Army uniform attack police station in Punjab's Gurdaspur; 3 killed