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Topic: Achievements of Indians in science & technology; indigenization of technology and developing new technology
4) Discuss the significant contributions of Vikram Sarabhai in building India’s space program.(250 words)
Why this question:
12th August was 100th birth anniversary of scientist and innovator Vikram Sarabhai. Dr. Sarabhai is considered as the father of India’s space program, and his centenary comes just weeks after India’s Chandrayaan-2 mission to the moon.
Demand of the question:
Explain in depth the contributions made by Dr. Sarabhai.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Bring out importance of such personalities in bringing space technology to the current conditions and stature in India.
From the article take cues and discuss the specific contributions made by Dr Vikram Sarabhai to the Indian space technology – Dr. Sarabhai established the Indian National Committee for Space Research in 1962, which was later renamed the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). He helped set up the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, with its inaugural flight in November 1963. He pioneered the setting up of several institutions, such as the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, Community Science Centre etc.
Conclude with reassertion of the extraordinary contributions made by him.