At a time when the entire world was utilizing space expertise for navy domination, Dr. Vikram Sarabhai firmly believed that it might, for a nation of India’s dimension and variety, present a platform for fast-track growth, President Ram Nath Kovind has stated.
The President was addressing, through videoconference, the valedictory perform of the celebrations collectively organised by the Departments of Space and Atomic Energy to mark the delivery centenary of Vikram Sarabhai, the daddy of India’s space programme, on Friday.
Today, when the COVID-19 pandemic failed to interrupt faculty training that continued within the distant studying mode, the nation realised the importance of Dr. Sarabhai’s dream, the President stated. It was Dr. Sarabhai’s dream that someday India’s plenty would have their training via tv, he stated.
“A man of singular charm, he was full of humility that masked his tall achievements. He was a world-class scientist, a policy maker and also an institution-builder—the rarest of rare combination. He achieved it all in a relatively short span of time, as if he knew his end was near. His life unfortunately was cut short too early. We wonder where India’s space science would have reached if he could have served the nation for long,” he stated.
Mr. Kovind additionally recalled how one of his predecessors, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, remembered Dr. Sarabhai fondly and referred to as him “a great teacher”.