Dr. Srimathy Kesan speech on 'Azaadisat' satellite for Kids
Dr. Srimathy Kesan, Founder CEO, Space Kidz India said "Its the only Organisation in the world which brought it about 750 young girls from Jammu Kashmir to Kanyakumari and built a satellite called the 'Azaadisat' for the 75th independence of India. Apart from that, the only Organisation to unfurl the National Flag 30kms near space. We have a vision of catching young minds and channelising their strengths into the space industry because space is the future and India is forging into it. Though now 5th, we are always on the top when it comes to economics, that how economical we are able to work on huge missions. Today, speech were more about the experiences and about the future of Indian space shared with Rotary members and students. Students from Maharishi Vidya Mandir had attended the session and put forth a lot of questions. The one thing which I requested them that we need more scientists for the country and emphasised on 'Make in India'. Our upcoming mission is the 'Space Rickshaw' to bring back the memories of our ancient times. There was a technical error (software error) in the Chandraayan-II mission which is rectified now and all set for the Chandraayan-III launch on 12th of July, 2023 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Srihari Kota. I am really looking forward to the success of that mission."
Profile of the Speaker
Dr Srimathy Kesan, Founder & CEO of a leading Science and Technology incubator- “Space Kidz India” (SKI), is helping children reach out to the stars, quite literally. Launched in 2011, Space Kidz India has designed and pioneered multiple programs that are aimed at creating the next generation of scientific thinkers in India.
“AZAADISAT” is a satellite mission with the ambitious vision to encourage Government school children (from economically weak backgrounds) with the basic understanding and knowledge of space and tutor them to build a small experiment and launch it to SPACE through “Orbital Satellite”. This is the 1st time in the world 750 girl students - rural, come together to build a satellite.
From 75 Government schools for Girls across India, selected 10 Girl students from each school to give this opportunity. This is a 1st of its kind Space mission with an ‘All women concept’ to promote Women in STEM - Women in Space”.
Her work has given her ample recognitions with numerous awards which include Pride of India — 2016 awarded by CNBC and 1000 Petals Foundation, Women Achiever of the year — 2016, Leading Women Entrepreneur by II Global during the month June 2014, Leading Women Entrepreneur”, was awarded by II Global during the month June 2014 and many others.
Our esteemed speaker, Dr Srimathy Kesan will be speaking on the topic: “India’s Conquest of Space – The Final Frontier”
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