• PM Narendra Modi said India will launch 75 satellites built by students into space on its 75th Independence Day
• The Indian Technology Congress Association (ITCA) initiated the ‘75 satellites’ along with ISRO and other tech-space organizations
• The ‘75 satellites’ mission was inspired by PM Modi’s ‘Gaganyaan Space mission 2022’
Today, PM Narendra Modi addressed the 76th meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York and said that India will launch 75 satellites built by students of Indian schools and universities into space on its 75th Independence Day on August 15.
During his address at the high-level meeting, PM Modi stated that in India’s 75th year of independence, it will launch 75 satellites made by Indian schools and college students into space. The Indian Technology Congress Association (ITCA) initiated the ‘75 satellites’ mission to launch student satellites into space along with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and other tech-space organizations.
The official website stated that the aim is to create 75 small student satellite systems networks by 2022 to improve the efficiency of communications. The ‘75 satellites’ mission was inspired by PM Modi’s ‘Gaganyaan Space mission 2022’.
Prime Minister Modi paid tribute to those who lost their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic during the high-level UNGA session and expressed his point of view on terrorism and the developments in Afghanistan.
PM Modi also talked about the importance of a science-based approach for learning and said that regressive thinking and extremism pose an increasing threat to the world, and added that in such a scenario, the world needs to make science-based rational and progressive thinking based on their development programs.
Furthermore, the prime minister said that India is promoting experience-based learning in order to make the science-based approach stronger. He added that India has opened thousands of Atal Tinkering Labs across schools.