Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched “Yuva Vigyani Karyakram” (Young Scientist Programme) for school children. It is primarily aimed at imparting basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space on young children.
Yuva Vigyani Karyakram
- ISRO scientists will impart basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications to children to arouse their interest in emerging areas of Space activities.
- ISRO will be conducting “Catch them young” residential training programme of around two weeks duration during summer holidays for these children.
- Three students from each State and Union Territory, covering CBSE, ICSE and State syllabus will be selected for this.
- The selection will be based on academic performance and extracurricular activities. Students from rural area will be given special weightage.
- Students who have finished 8th standard and currently studying in 9th standard will be eligible.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
- It is national space agency of India headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka. It was established in 1969.
- It is managed by the Department of Space, which reports directly to Prime Minister of India.
- Its vision is to harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration.