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Aug 12, 2019

ISRO launches programmes to commemorate birth centenary of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai

ISRO has launched a year-long programmes and functions from today to commemorate the birth centenary of its founder and eminent space scientist Dr. Vikram Sarabhai. Inaugural function has been organized at Gujarat University convention Hall in Ahmedabad this morning.  As the Ahmedabad city is the birth place of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, host of dignitaries from Indian Space Research Organization- Department of Space and Department of Atomic Energy have remained present.

The programmes include science and space exhibitions, competitions for school children, journalism awards and speeches by eminent personalities.  Centenary celebration programmes have been organized across the 100 selected cities all over India from today. The yearlong celebration will end on 12th August, 2020. AIR Ahmedabad correspondent reports that a commemorative coin has been unveiled during the inaugural ceremony. The unique “Space on Wheels” exhibition inside the bus- also inaugurated on this occasion. ISRO has also unveiled a Coffee Table book and a photo album of on life and work of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai also known as father of Indian Space Program.

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