A young student from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya has been selected for the Young Scientist programme or ‘Yuva Vigyan Karyakram’ (YUVIKA) organised by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Vasushna T, a Class IX student in Mudipu is one among 150 students who from the country have been selected for the two- weeks programme.
The programme aims at imparting basic knowledge on space technology, space science and space applications to students, especially those from rural areas. It is aimed at creating awareness about emerging trends in science and technology among youngsters.
Also, ISRO expects to encourage more students to pursue careers and research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The programme will be held in ISRO’s five centres from May 15 to May 30. Towards the end of the project, students will be taken to visit the Satish Dhawan Space Sports Centre, Sriharikota.
Dr Arun Prasad, Vasushna’s father, said his son will be participating in the programme in the Bengaluru centre along with 32 others. Out of 32, five students are from Karnataka and the rest from other states. He said Vasushna was part of the National Children’s Science Congress in Kerala in 2019 which was an additional advantage to getting selected for this programme. from May 15 to May 30.