ISRO plans year long prog to mark Vikaram Sarabhai birth centenary

ISRO plans year long prog to mark Vikaram Sarabhai birth centenary

Chennai, The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be organising an year long programme to commemorate the birth centenary of its founder father Dr Vikram A Sarabhai. The programme includes exhibitions, competitions to school children, journalism awards and speeches by eminent personalities. The programme will be conducted across 100 selected cities all over India commencing from August 12 and ending on August 12, 2020. An ISRO release here said a curtain raiser inaugural function was planned on August 12 at Ahmedabad, the birth place of Dr Sarabhai. Many important dignitaries both from ISRO, Department of Space and DAE will be participating in the two-hour function, which would comprise several events, including unveiling of a commemorative coin as well as the inauguration of a 'Space on Wheels' exhibition inside a bus. ISRO will also be unveiling a Coffee Table book and a photo album of exclusive candids from Dr Sarabhai's short-lived 52 years. The valedictory function for the year long programme will be held at Thiruvananthapuram on August 12.

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