In the wake of the valorous efforts of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) towards sending Chandrayaan 2 to the moon, children studying in Delhi government schools have come forward to lend words of encouragement for ISRO scientists.
This was shared by the Chief Minister Mr Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, he wrote on Twitter, “Our Delhi govt school students have a message for @isro scientists – India is proud of you. The story of ISRO’s valiant effort to reach the moon has inspired an entire generation of children.”
Deputy Chief Minister, Shri Manish Sisodia also shared pictures of children raising colorful placards in Delhi government schools on Monday, expressing solidarity and support for the Indian space agency after it lost communication with the Vikram Lander. He tweeted, “ISRO has inspired so many Delhi govt school students to become astronauts and astrophysicists. They were tracking the #Chandrayaan2 mission very closely. Sharing some heartwarming pictures of some @isro fans in govt schools.”
Several placards and banners were seen in pictures, including ‘Delhi is with ISRO, Delhi is proud of ISRO’, ‘We, the students of Delhi government schools are proud of ISRO’, ‘We may have lost contact (with the Lander), but we have not lost our resolve.’
The teachers and staff of the Delhi government schools have also participated with enthusiasm. A mentor teacher in a Delhi government school, Manu Gulati, said, “The students have tracked the whole journey of Chandrayaan enthusiastically. They dream of becoming astronauts and reaching ISRO and NASA, and it was the students who came up with the idea of organizing a support drive for ISRO. They came up with the powerful quote, ‘Sampark toota hai, Sankalp nahi’. We are happy we could take up their request and facilitate the activity today, which encourages them to dream big.”
Many government schools held interactive sessions with the students in the morning assemblies to aware the students about Chandrayan 2. Several schools took part in the campaign with Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya NFC, Dhakka, Punjabi Bagh, GTB Nagar, New Ashok Nagar and East Vinod Nagar, and Sarodaya Vidyalaya Mukherjee Nagar, Mahipalpur, and School of Exclellence Dwarka, among others.