Mr. A S Kiran Kumar.
ISRO Chairman

Vichaarmanthan is an is an interactive session with a visionary setting sparks in the minds of young Jayantians .The last Vichaarmantthan of the academic year was marked by the presence of the ISRO Chairman, Mr.A S Kiran Kumar. The chief guest spoke with an enthusiasm true to the spirit of his profession and his bright personality.

The event started with an invocation song followed by the lighting of the lamp. The Staff Co-ordinator of Computer Science Department, Prof.Sevuga Pandian welcomed the gathering. The chief-guest was introduced to the audience by Ms.Rohini K M, Student coordinator of Computer Academy. Padma Shri A.S. Kiran Kumar then took over the session. He spoke about the role played by Indian Space Research Organisation, in ensuring that space technology is harnessed for the wellbeing and upliftment of the society. His speech touched upon the inception, development and upcoming projects envisaged by ISRO .He spoke on the communication satellites which support telecommunication, television broadcasting, satellite news gathering, societal applications, weather forecasting, disaster warning and Search and Rescue operation services. He also spoke on the various earth observation satellites used for a multitude of applications in the areas of land and water. He also threw light on the navigation satellites that meet the emerging demands of the Civil Aviation requirements and user requirements for positioning, navigation and timing based on the independent satellite navigation system. Varieties of instruments have been flown onboard these satellites to provide necessary data in a diversified spatial, spectral and temporal resolutions to cater to different user requirements in the country and for global usage. The data from these satellites are used for several applications covering agriculture, water resources, urban planning, rural development, mineral prospecting, environment, forestry, ocean resources and disaster management. He elaborated on Space Information System for post offices and geo tagging for post offices to improve efficiency.He also spoke on the Mars Orbiter Mission to explore and observe Mars surface features, morphology, mineralogy and the Martian atmosphere. The complexities of each mission and the hard work that goes behind each of these missions were explained with centum perfection. The chief-guest also spoke about the plight of the earth and made the audience realize that we are the cause for it. The speech ended with a message to be the change.

The Chief-guest address was followed by a question answer session wherein very relevant and valid questions on the space research arena .They questions students raised to Padma Shree Kiran Kumar on ranged from the existence of aliens to setting up of the International Space Station. Prof.Anita C proposed the vote of thanks and the session concluded with the college anthem. Rev. Fr. Josekutty P D, Principal, Rev. Fr. Augustine George, Vice Principal, Rev. Fr.Lijo P Thomas, Financial Administrator and Head, Department of Computer Science, Prof. Aloysius Edward J, Dean of Commerce and Management, Ms.Anita C, Faculty, Department of Computer Science and Ms.Rohini K M, Student coordinator of Computer Academy were present during the occasion. Thus the Vichaarmanthan was infact an eye-opening session on space and its opportunities.

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