TIME TO CELEBRATE TECHNOLOGY
In the cacophony of the TRP, Chennai, UP et al gain pre-eminence not only precedence over one of the most watershed moments in the history of research & development in this country the launch of PSLV – C 37. Social media is not far behind its electronic visual cousin and remained immersed in jokes, snide remarks and trolling. One odd pic was making some rounds as a consolation to the scientific fraternity.
In a country where we often lament the lack of research and development, this is a shining example of what India can do at the cutting edge level, totally an Indian creation both by way of technology and human resources behind it. This is the real Make in India pitch and they are our real brand ambassadors. What Indian scientists can do is here on offer. It’s time for us to appreciate in full measure.
Curiosity and urge to create is at the base of changing the R & D atmosphere in this country. This achievement has to celebrated at all levels, deserves any extent of media time on all mediums, discussions in schools, colleges and in the research fraternity of this country to turn a new leaf, wherever they are working. If it can happen in ISRO, it can happen all around. Great R & D milestones should become a part of the folklore. All scientists associated with this project should become household names and so should be the success story.
Role models are a must to inspire the next generation and who can be better role models of all that is good and to be emulated. To work for the country selflessly in cutting edge technology with one of its kind perseverance, delivering over and over again; a team unimaginable; withstanding all the pressure and strains is what these heroes are made of. This breed ought to increase exponentially. Their narrative is every Indian’s narrative, be so commonplace, that all of us can literally associate with our space program. That will change our heart and mind and usher in an era of path breaking research.
COMMENDABLE SPACE RESEARCH SUCCESSES, IF POPULARISED, CAN CHANGE THE NATIONAL RESEARCH ECOSYSTEM.