India’s Space Scientists have begun the countdown to launch its first unmanned mission to the orbiter of Mars. India is the fifth country to launch the Mars mission. The ISRO scientists are very proud as they are about to start the experiments on the Mars. The countdown has already started and the PSLV-C25 carrying the Mars orbiter will start its voyage on tomorrow morning. The launch is at Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota. It is expected to reach the Red Planet after 300 days voyage on 24 September 2014. India’s Mars Mission is named as Mangalyaan, whereas the NASA’s mission is MAVEN. The two is planning to work simultaneously. The Indian scientists deserve a wild applause, as they are courageous and determined to launch such a mission from a developing country. The orbiter is supposed to study the atmosphere of Mars. When the India government has given the approval for the project the scientists are working tirelessly only for this project. A developing country like India is proving a lot with this mission, we have the brain power and the man power, if we get opportunity, our scientists can do wonders.
But there is criticism, on spending so much money, around 450 crore for the Mars mission when a large number of people are starving and a lot are living in slums. India is achieving recognition from the world, with it the country can invite the attention of many. Each victory on Space brings world recognition and with that we can boost our poverty eradication projects. India depends mainly on agriculture and it relies on the climate predictions. With our satellites we could predict the climate and it is reliable too. The farmers are getting benefits, when they become more self reliant, they are keen to educate their kids. Education is the basis to eradicate poverty. An educated community is the wealth of the country, with that we are getting awareness about health and sanitary programs and educated girls and women are courageous to speak for themselves.
A community is on the march to success with the help of our scientists. Let us salute them.