Newdelhi:17/10/23:Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan launched a web portal ‘Apna Chandrayaan’ having activity-based support material such as quiz , puzzles, etc for school students on Mission Chandrayaan-3 developed by NCERT under the aegis of the Department of School Education & Literacy (DoSEL), Ministry of Education, in New Delhi today. He also released 10 special modules on Chandrayaan-3, offering a comprehensive overview of its various facets – including scientific, technological, and social aspects, as well as the emotional journey and team spirit of the scientists involved.
Chairman, ISRO, and Secretary, Department of Space, Dr. Sreedhara Panicker Somanath graced the event as the Guest of Honour. Secretary, DoSEL, Shri Sanjay Kumar; Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Shri K Sanjay Murthy; Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Atul Kumar Tiwari; Chairman, AICTE, Prof. T. G. Sitharam; Chairman, UGC, Prof. M. Jagadesh Kumar; Director, NCERT, Dr. Dinesh Prasad Saklani; official of the Ministry of Education, dignitaries, and students were also present at the event. A short film on journey of Chandrayan-3 was shown in the event. Creative expressions by students in the forms of photo frames were presented to the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour and poems were read out by students on Chandrayaan-3.
While addressing the event, Shri Pradhan described the success of Chandrayaan 3 one of the most significant achievements of the 21st century that has inspired the children of the country the most. He suggested the development of the APP of the web portal to make it more accessible facilitating self-learning among students. Chandrayaan 3 has ignited confidence among students and inspired them to understand technology, which will help in developing scientific temperament among them, he mentioned.
He thanked Dr. Somanath for inspiring the students and making them brimming with confidence. He also informed that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has requested Dr. Somanath to take the Chandrayaan 3 stories to the children of the country. He also elaborated on the tasks Prime Minister has entrusted to Dr. Somanath including setting up of orbital space station, development of next-generation launching vehicles, etc. He also urged him to make science fun for the students.