By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 12 Aug: In a major achievement, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has given recognition to Society of Pollution and Environmental Conservation Scientists (SPECS) as a ‘Space Tutor’. With this, SPECS has now been authorised to publicise space science and conduct sensitisation programmes linked to it in Uttarakhand and surrounding states.
SPECS Secretary Dr Brijmohan Sharma disclosed that SPECS has been recognised as Space Tutor by ISRO. He emphasised that it is a big achievement for SPECS and asserted this would lead to awareness in society towards space science in a big way.
He said better sensitisation programmes linked to space science can be organised in schools, colleges and other institutions.
Dr Sharma also disclosed that, in the coming days, SPECS in association with Smart Circuits Innovation as technology partner will also hold various programmes in nearby states on satellite technology, rocket technology and space exhibitions, amongst others.
The Memorandum of Understanding between ISRO and SPECS was signed in Bangalore on 5 August under which the former assigned SPECS as its Space tutor.
Member, Space Commission, and former Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation, Padma Shri awardee Aluru Seelin Kiran Kumar, and Sudhir Kumar, Member, Capacity Building Programme, ISRO, were witness to the signing of the MoU.
Smart Circuits Innovation’s founder Sachin Sharma and Saurabh Kaushal, Associate Fellow, Royal Commonwealth Society, London, have expressed happiness at this development.