Puttur, Sep 2: In a momentous event organized by the department of physics (UG and PG), the students and faculty members of St Philomena College gathered to witness the live launch of the Aditya L1 mission on September 2 at Spandana seminar hall. The event featured Dr A P Radhakrishna and Prof Ganesh Bhat, vice principals of the College along with Dr K Chandrashekhar, department of physics, convener of the programme.
Prof Ganesh Bhat, the guest of honour, delivered an inspiring message, emphasizing the importance of cultivating a deep interest in understanding the universe. He urged the young students to actively engage in the pursuit of pure science and to utilize the knowledge gained from space projects for the betterment of mankind.
Dr A P Radhakrishna, the resource person of the programme, shared his fascination with astrophysics and highlighted the capabilities of the students at St Philomena College. He delivered an enlightening talk on the Aditya L1 mission, explaining its processes and workings in detail.
The event commenced with a prayer led by the students of II BSc. Vineeth Lobo, a student of III BSc, extended a warm welcome. The event concluded with a vote of thanks presented by Poojashree V Rai, department of physics. The gathering consisted of enthusiastic students and dedicated faculty members from the BSc programme, all eager to witness the unfolding of this significant space mission.