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My Life, My Passion: Love for the Moon by BR Guruprasad

BR Guruprasad, ISRO Scientist & Science Communicator narrated how his school and teachers shaped up his characters.

He gave a beautiful powerpoint presentation on Chandrayaan, India’s mission to the Moon. He explained the surface, conditions on the moon and the human exploration on it, how well Chandrayaan – 1 confirmed the presence of water on the moon soil. He also gave a bird’s eye view of various space programmes taken up by ISRO, how a satellite is launched through PSLV, and how it is put to the orbit.

Guruprasad also gave the perspective of the Moon both in terms of a scientist and a poet. This was the most interactive session, where children queued up to pose questions to him.

Feedback from some students..

There are many doors in life which are not open, just open the door which you like and explore. And you can achieve more than one thins in life. By all these sessions i can conclude that passion with work gives you happiness and there is no age limit for any learners. – Dhanush, Bangalore

Brought into me a thirst for knowledge and inspired us to read whatever occurred into our mind any time, irrespective of the subject. Enlightened us about the amount of hard work required to achieve our goal. – Chitkala S Sharma, Mysore

I felt that he could have made it better by fascinating the children by telling about the numerous unexplained phenomenon that exists in our universe. By doing so he could evoke the curiosity in the children about the ‘Lord’s masterpiece” i.e the universe.  – – Sunidhi Naik, Karwar