01 July, New York
Twelve Indian students have been selected to participate in the prestigious “International Space Settlement Design Competition” (ISSDC) at National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) in Florida, US.
They won the Asian regional round against teams from countries including Pakistan, China, Japan and Korea, to reach this stage.
Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh said that their success story should be widely propagated among schoolchildren across the country, so that those with hidden talent for space experimentation may be able to realise their talent.
Hailing the achievement of the students all of whom are from Class 10 to 12 from Delhi Public School, R K Puram in New Delhi, Dr Singh said India has huge science talent waiting to be streamlined. While assuring young scientists of all possible help from government he added it will be a great learning experience not only for these boys when they go through the proposed competitive process of designing a “City in Space” that can be a home for over 10,000 people.