January 3, New Delhi: Indian space enthusiasts definitely got a treat to hear from a press release from Rajya Sabha today. “The ISRO has plans to set up Space Galleries in various locations in India”, Dr Jitendra Singh stated in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
The Space Galleries are expected to disseminate the knowledge about space science and technology amongst the citizens of the country. The Gallery will consist of interactive methods/ models describing the principles of Space science and technology.
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh provided information regarding this in Rajya Sabha today.
Initially, Space Galleries are planned to be established at Birla Science Centre at Hyderabad, Nehru Science Centre at Mumbai and National Science Centre at PragatiMaidan in New Delhi. In addition to this, ISRO has taken initiatives to establish space gallery in all the national museums/science centres (under Ministry of Culture) across the country in a phased manner, according to the press release.
In addition to the Space Galleries, ISRO is planning to establish Knowledge centres, mobile exhibitions, competitions amongst students and various talks/ lectures on Space Science/ technology related aspects.
This response from ISRO is surely good news for all the space enthusiasts in India. There would also be no wonder if the initiative increases the number of techno enthusiasts in the country. This will also provide a good opportunity for the lay-men to gain knowledge in the fields of science and technology.