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Union Minister Jitendra Singh Inaugurates ISRO's 60th Anniversary Celebrations
Union Minister Jitendra Singh Inaugurates ISRO's 60th Anniversary Celebrations

Thiruvananthapuram: Union Minister Jitendra Singh inaugurated the grand commemoration of ISRO's 60th anniversary in a momentous event held on Saturday. He praised the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) for its pivotal role in translating India's space ambitions into tangible achievements.

During his address at the ceremony, Union Minister of State for Science and Technology & Atomic Energy and Space (Independent Charge), highlighted the synchronicity between the success of the Chandrayaan mission and the 60th year milestone of ISRO's inaugural rocket launch. V Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, lauded ISRO's global contributions, citing the accolades received from dignitaries during official foreign visits. He emphasized that India's accomplishments, spanning not only in space but also in the realm of science and technology, are a source of immense pride for numerous heads of state.

The event, presided over by ISRO Chairman S Somanath, saw the presence of notable figures including VSSC Director Dr. S Unnikrishnan Nair, IIST Chancellor Dr. B N Suresh, former SPL Director Prof R Sasidharan, and other esteemed dignitaries. A rocket launch, reminiscent of the historic 1963 event, was conducted from the very same location.

The commemoration showcased an RH 200 rocket launch, a captivating space technology exhibition, interactive sessions with students, and enlightening lectures delivered by prominent scientists. This gathering spotlighted the remarkable journey of ISRO and VSSC, underlining their pivotal roles in molding India's stature in space exploration and reaffirming the nation's expertise in this domain.

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