Raipur, Chhattisgarh: The meritorious students, having returned from an exposure visit to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), witnessed the proceedings of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.
The children also had an interaction with Chief Minister Vishnu Deo Sai. The students from the tribal-dominated Jashpur district had visited ISRO and IIT Madras at the initiative of the Chief Minister.
It was aimed to ignite their passion for cutting-edge technology and space science research. Reflecting on their journey, the students, who hail from various schools including Swami Atmanand English Medium School Pathalgaon, Bagicha and Jashpur, Sankalp Shikshan Sansthan Kunkuri, and Higher Secondary Girls School Bagicha.
The Chief Minister pledged to give the book "Exam Warriors" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be distributed free of cost to students in grades 9th to 12th. Encouraging the students to carry on their studies with full dedication, he urged them to strive for excellence and make their families, schools, and the state proud.
Sakshi Kujur and Rahul Yadav, both class 11th students, shared their recent exposure visit to the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR in Sriharikota. They recounted receiving detailed information about the mission command centre, the scientists involved in the command centre, rocket launch operations, command console operations, rocket launch stages, satellite deployment, and even astronaut landings in human missions. They also had the opportunity to view onboard camera video footage.
The children who visited the Assembly were briefed on various proceedings including the Question Hour, Zero Hour, Budget Speech, and the role played by the opposition in the House. They were informed about the pillars of democracy, which include the Legislature, Executive, and Judiciary. MLAs Gomati Sai and Raymuni Bhagat were also present.