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Thiruvananthapuram: Dream-come-true trip to VSSC for students

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Sep 19, 2019, 2:58 am IST
Updated Sep 19, 2019, 2:58 am IST
Kids from flood-affected areas among visitors to the space agency's Thumba facility.
VSSC Director S. Somanath is all eyes when Lukman, an eighth grade student of St. Joseph's Higher Secondary School, Wayanad, drew a picture of a rocket when he was invited to have an interaction with him along with two other students at VSSC, Thumba in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday
 VSSC Director S. Somanath is all eyes when Lukman, an eighth grade student of St. Joseph's Higher Secondary School, Wayanad, drew a picture of a rocket when he was invited to have an interaction with him along with two other students at VSSC, Thumba in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For Aditya, Anagha and Lukuman, eighth-graders of St Joseph's Higher Secondary School at Kallody in Wayanad, it was a dream come true trip to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre.

The kids from the flood-affected areas whose houses were washed away were among visitors to the space agency's Thumba facility on Wednesday.

 

Vikas, Viswas Arts and Viswas Film, the three cultural societies under Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre. Thumba, had collected close to Rs 4 lakh worth relief materials for Wayanad sent in a Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre.vehicle flagged off by its director S. Somanath a few weeks ago.

The organisers requested him to invite a few students from these areas to have an interaction with him and to see the centre and its museum.

An office-bearer of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre.

Employees Union said the director himself randomly kept an official invitation letter in three school bags out of 40 inviting them and their parents and a teacher."The three lucky ones turned out to be Aditya, Anagha and Lukuman.

 

But five more students also came with them where the whole team consisted of 16 comprising of students, parents and teachers," he told DC.

"They interacted with Mr Somanath for 90 minutes where they also witnessed sounding rockets being launched and also found time to visit the museum as well."

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