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  • Thursday, September, 2022| Today's Market | Current Time: 11:37:00
  • Today, i.e 15th August 2022, marks the seven and half decades of freedom from the shackles of Colonial Rule. Today, the entire nation is gripped by patriotic fervour and every citizen was filled with pride when Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the national flag at Red Fort. But do you know that the Indian Flag was unfurled about 30 kilometres above the planet also? That’s right! To mark the momentous occasion, Space Kidz India – an organisation creating “Young scientists” for the country, made it possible to unfurl the Indian flag and sent it to an altitude of 1,06,000 feet above the planet on a balloon that unfurled it.

    India is witnessing the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ Campaign, launched with the view to unite the nation in the hues of Tri-colour. But, the unfurling of the Indian Flag beyond the planet, up above the sky, is a resemblance to ‘history being made’ under the aegis of the campaign.

    Space Kidz India

    Space Kidz India is an organisation that is responsible for promoting young scientists in India. They groom young minds and talents as well as, spread awareness about astrophysics and space sciences among children across the world. The organisation was in the spotlight for launching AzadiSat into Low Earth Orbit, which was developed by 750 Indian female students to mark 75 years of Indian Independence.

    According to Space Kidz India’s official website, from 75 government schools for Girls across India, they have selected students 10 Girl students from each school to give this opportunity. The selected students are predominantly from classes 8th-12th. 1st of its kind Space mission with an ‘All women concept’ to promote Women in STEM as this year’s UN theme is “ Women in Space”

    Wishes pour in from space for India

    On the occasion of India’s Independence, the whole world turns to the micro-blogging site and other social media sites, to extend warm wishes to India. Messages are pouring in from space, as astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, who is living and working on the International Space Station, in a video message said it is a pleasure to congratulate India on 75 years of Independence and that for decades international agencies have worked together with the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on many space and science missions.

    Meanwhile, Indian-American astronaut Raja Chari also congratulated India and said “Nasa and Isro have a long history of cooperation, going back to early days of space age when Nasa worked with Isro on sounding rockets in India. The cooperation continues today as we work on joint space and Earth science missions.”

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