Chnadrayaan 2: A Successful Initiative in Spiking Interest of Indian Youth into Space
After a communication problem during landing on September 7, Chandrayaan’s lander, Vikram (meaning the brave and victorious) was finally spotted on September 8.
Chandrayaan 2 is Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) mission to explore lunar surface by soft landing a rover on the celestial body.
With its primary objective to ensure soft landing over moon’s surface and studies of lunar topography, mineralogy, elemental abundance, the lunar exosphere and signatures of hydroxyl and water ice. The mission is also drawing interest for space in the young Indians to become potential Astronauts.
Space has also intrigued children especially the moon. With the Chandrayaan mission, an opportunity has been explored for Indian parents to boost their children’s interest in space and its various dimensions. From its launch on 22nd July 2019, children from across India have been interested and followed the journey very passionately. The journey has been enriching for children with their constant fascination with the moon.
How the Chandrayaan Mission can successfully lead future Indian Astronauts?
“Failure will never overtake me if my definition to succeed is strong enough” quoted by Dr. Abdul Kalam the “missile man” of India. The success for ISRO’s Chandrayaan Mission is not restricted to its objectives but it is also defined by the impact it had on Indian Youth.
- Cultivating Interest in Current Affairs: Children are getting updated with the current affairs as they look into every detail related to the latest situation of Chandrayaan.
- Debates: The mission has various aspects to it that are debatable and it is an opportunity for children to participate in debate competitions to fortify their standpoints.
- Importance of Failure: A chance for Indian Youth to understand the importance of failure to value success. With Chandrayaan mission’s failures, the aspiring leaders can understand better the essences of “never give up” approach towards life.
- A Platform for Novel Ideas: This is the right time to boost the interest for space and give a platform for children’s novel ideas to grow before planting a career path for them.
Currently, this mission is a success or not depends on ISRO’s connection with Vikram Lander, but this mission has been a success in spiking Indian’s Interest in space which will lead to India’s future growth and development.