Celestial Insights: Nurturing National Pride through Chandrayaan 3 – An Interactive Sojourn into India's Lunar Triumph
In a bid to enlighten and engage the student community of Al Saad Indian School with a moment of national pride, an interactive session was conducted by the principal, Dr. Bhavna Gupta on August 23, 2023 for the students of grades 9 to 12. The objective of this session was twofold: to impart an understanding of the significance of the Chandrayaan 3 launch and to inspire students to witness the live streaming of this historic event. The initiative aimed to make the students a part of India's remarkable achievement and encourage them to appreciate the country's progress in the field of space exploration. Through the interactive session, the principal vividly portrayed the significance of the Chandrayaan 3 launch. The students were introduced to the idea that this mission was a testimony to India's scientific prowess and technological advancement on the global stage. The principal highlighted how the mission aimed not only to explore the Moon's surface but also to demonstrate India's capabilities in achieving a soft landing, a challenging feat in space exploration.
The session delved into the powered descent of the 'Vikram' lander, detailing the complexities of this phase. The principal elucidated the five distinct phases of the descent and landing process, underscoring the intense precision required at each step. This breakdown provided the students with a deeper comprehension of the intricacies involved in making a soft landing on the Moon's surface. A pivotal aspect discussed during the session was the re-evaluation of the possibility of soft landing. The principal explained the challenges encountered during the Chandrayaan 2 mission, which led to the mission's adjustment and refinement into Chandrayaan 3. This candid examination of scientific endeavors inspired the students to appreciate the dedication of the scientific community and the nation's resolve to succeed.
By shedding light on the meticulous planning and the nation's collective efforts, the students were encouraged to watch the live streaming of the Chandrayaan 3 launch. The interactive session orchestrated by the principal ignited a sense of pride and curiosity among the students, fostering a desire to witness the historic event firsthand. The school hopes that this initiative not only equipped the student to cherish the upcoming historic moment but also instilled a deeper appreciation for the strides India is making in the realm of space exploration.