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Google doodles on birth anniversary of Vikram Sarabhai

Google doodles on birth anniversary of Vikram Sarabhai

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 12 Aug 2019, 10:02 am

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IBNS): Search engine giant Google on Monday celebrated the 100th birth anniversary of Indian scientist and innovator Vikram Sarabhai with a doodle on its homepage.

Sarabhai is considered as the father of India's space program.

His birth anniversary is being celebrated across India just days after the nation witnesseed the execution of the major Chandrayaan-2 mission to the moon.

" Today’s Doodle, illustrated by Mumbai-based guest artist Pavan Rajurkar, celebrates the 100th birthday of award-winning Indian physicist, industrialist, and innovator Vikram Sarabhai, remembered by many as the father of India’s space program. Beyond his personal interest in cosmic rays, rockets, and satellites, Dr. Sarabhai believed in using science and technology as “levers of development," read the Google Doodle website.

Sarabhai established the Indian National Committee for Space Research in 1962, later renamed the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). This led to the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station in southern India, which had its first successful launch on November 21st, 1963. His dream of an Indian satellite was realized when Aryabhata went into orbit in 1975.

He also founded many important institutions in his homeland, such as the Physical Research Laboratory (when he was just 28 years old), the Indian Institute of Management, and the Center for Environmental Planning and Technology. He also served as chairman of India’s Atomic Energy Commission.

Dr. Sarabhai's commitment to science education led to the Community Science Center in Ahmedabad, which now bears his name. A crater on the moon was named in his honor in 1973. Earlier this summer the ISRO launched the Chandrayaan-2 mission in hopes of making India the fourth country to land on the moon. The Vikram lander is scheduled to touch down on the lunar surface on September 7th of this year. 

Google often decorates its homepage with doodle to mark special events, days andf birth anniversaries of important personalities.

 

Google doodles on birth anniversary of Vikram Sarabhai

India Blooms News Service
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