Gandhinagar: The eleventh version of Amalthea, a novel student-driven annual technical summit of the Indian Institute of Know-how Gandhinagar (IITGN), organised its fifth webinar right this moment with Dr Mylswamy Annadurai, Challenge Director of Chandrayaan-I & II and Programme Director of the Mangalyaan Mission, who can be popularly generally known as the Moon Man of India.
Dr M Annadurai delivered a chat on “Area to Earth: Legacy of Challenges and Alternatives”. Starting his speak, Dr Annadurai defined how house is a cycle of challenges and alternatives; it provides you challenges that you must convert into alternatives. He additionally gave a quick background of mankind’s journey to the house and the evolution of the Indian Area Programme, ranging from experiments within the 60s and 70s to make use of of Indian satellites for varied functions like communication, climate forecasting, navigation, and distant sensing, to launching of many profitable missions together with Chandrayaan-I, Mars Orbiter Mission, and bulk satellite tv for pc launches in a single go.
Speaking in regards to the future path of Indian Area Programme with regard to satellite tv for pc manufacturing, and superior analysis & improvement actions, Dr Annadurai mentioned, “Indian will play a significant function for the worldwide house enviornment. India is displaying the best way to the rising international locations which might be coming within the house. Although ISRO had a really modest starting within the 70s and 80s, we (India) now have among the best infrastructures in the case of house know-how. Our infrastructure is second to none on this planet, and that’s our legacy.”
He additionally talked about present house property of India and the way Indian satellite tv for pc system is getting used for societal purposes like Agriculture, Water Administration, Communication, Navigation, Meteorology Catastrophe Administration, Well being and Schooling, amongst others. Dr Annadurai additionally defined what India did otherwise with the Chandrayaan-I mission. Whereas different international locations ‘landed on the Moon and looked for water’, India rephrased the identical downside and focused to ‘seek for water and land on the Moon’, and therefore we found water on the Moon for the primary time in a a lot lesser price range than different international locations. Thereafter, Dr Annadurai shared the expertise and challenges of connecting a satellite tv for pc to the Mars in by means of Mangalyaan Mission and turning into the primary nation to take action within the first try; that too with minimal vitality transfers alternatives (as soon as in 26 months), a really tight schedule, and restricted price range.
Dr Annadurai went on to share how he’s making use of his expertise to develop a tradition of science & know-how because the Vice President of Tamilnadu State Council for Science and Know-how. He gave examples of two of their initiatives through which they’re utilizing know-how for societal wants, 1) Below Drone Company of Tamilnadu, folks have began utilizing drones for varied functions like pest spraying for agriculture, metropolis survey, visitors administration, mining and many others., 2) Below the ‘Banana Waste to Wealth’ undertaking, know-how is enabling to make use of each a part of a banana tree to provide helpful merchandise like banana fibre, helpful agricultural chemical and many others.
Concluding his speak with encouraging phrases for the youth of this nation, Dr M Annadurai mentioned, “India has totally different Islands of Excellence by means of house like Schooling, Agriculture, Healthcare, Analysis, and Trade. India has an enormous quantity of untapped potential that must be channelised. Taking the house legacy of the entire of ISRO, changing it into the Indian soil, I feel we are able to do wonders than anyone else can do. The upcoming period of house science and know-how is a big alternative for the youth with just a few hundreds of satellites connecting us anyplace on the earth, and it’s upto you to be able to take it. And so, youthful folks must be effervescent with enthusiasm, seize these alternatives, and present the world what India is.”
He additionally interacted with members by means of a digital Q&A session in the long run.
Amalthea is being held on-line for the primary time on the central theme of ‘Join. Collaborate. Create.’, and it’s already creating waves even on digital platforms. To this point, the occasion has acquired a complete of about 2000 members from varied prestigious institutes and schools from all around the nation and the world by means of registrations in varied on-line occasions/contests, webinars, and workshops. Extra occasions are lined up for January, like D’Code- a aggressive coding contest, Cryptix- a Jeopardy-style seize the flag occasion/ data safety competitors, and Icon- an modern ideation convention the place college students can pitch their distinctive concepts/improvements in entrance of industrialists and the world. The entire prize pool of all of the upcoming occasions in January is greater than Rs 1 lakh!