“The Board has advised schools to make necessary arrangements for the students to view the programme collectively in their classes to enable them to cherish this rare scientific event,” the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said in a communication.The advice came as ISRO looked confident today of giving one final nudge tomorrow to put it spacecraft in orbit around Mars and making space history in the process. Also Read - Will You Send Your Kids to School If They Reopen in October? 71% Parents Say No; Reveals Survey
The live coverage of the ‘Mars Orbit Insertion’ activities will be available on Doordarshan’s national channels, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi witnessing the event at the Spacecraft Control Centre at ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bangalore. Also Read - Inspiring! Meerut Woman Who Left Home To Avoid Forced Marriage Returns As PCS Officer 7 Years Later
According to the communication, the programme will provide important scientific knowledge to the students and “whet their curiosity.” Also Read - Before Reporting For Duty, This Bengaluru Cop Teaches Children of Migrant Workers Everyday For An Hour
A similar advice was issued by CBSE to all its affiliated schools to watch the Prime Minister interact with students live on Teacher’s Day on September 5. Over 90 million students from 8.5 lakh schools had watched the interaction.