Kozhikode: It is a dream trip for 20 students of Kuttichira Government Higher Secondary School here who will visit the Indian Space Research Organisation, Science and Technology Museum and National Centre for Earth and Science Studies, Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday. This is the fulfilment of a promise given by the then minister M.K. Muneer who visited the school on September 24, 2015. He was impressed by the science magazine titled ‘Shubham, Mangalam, Mangalyaan’ that they had brought out for their ‘Prithvi Club’ On the first anniversary of Mangalyaan. (The Mangalyaan satellite launched by ISRO completed one year of its life around Mars on September 24, 2015).
The magazine was funded by ‘Melody’-the comprehensive education programme of Kozhikode south. Mr Muneer wrote down his promise on the magazine - ‘Let’s go to ISRO.’
On Wednesday, 11 Plus-Two students and nine Plus-One students of the school left for Thiruvananthapuram from Kozhikode railway station by Maveli Express accompanied by three teachers. They'll be back on Friday morning, said Mr V. Koyatty, teacher.
Mr Muneer, Kozhikode south MLA, told reporters here that the students from other schools in his constituency would also be sent on such trips in the future.
‘Melody’ was planned in the schools in the constituency supported by the Faisal and Shabana Foundation. In the first phase, three schools have been selected for the programme. The Government Vocational Higher Secondary School, Meenchanda, has been granted `3 crore from the MLA fund and the asset development fund.
The Government Ganapathi Higher Secondary School was given `4 crore and the Government Model Higher Secondary School `1 crore from the asset development fund....