India Space Research organisation that has a history of over five decades, got ready for its first launch this year after a long gap. Inspired by Elon Musk’s SpaceX making into space in 2020, India also allowed private companies to launch their satellites for the first time on February 28th. In one of these satellites, a copy of The Bhagavad-Gita along with Prime minister Narendra Modi’s Photograph and a 25,000 individual names to the orbit.
On February 28th, PSLV C51 will have its flight to the orbit from Sriharikota at 10:28 am, carrying satellites: Amazonia 1 from Brazil, Anand Sat, Satish Dhawan and Unity Sat from Indian start-up space companies. Bengaluru’s space company Pixel’s Anand Sat, Chennai Space Company ‘Space Kidz India’ made ‘Satish Dhawan Sat’ and Perambudur’s space company Jit Sat made ‘Unity Sat.’
Being the first satellite from their company, Space Kids India named it after the founding father of Indian Space Program, Mr. Satish Dhawan. The Founder and CEO of Space Kidz India Dr. Srimathi Kesan said that they’re going to send a copy of The Bhagavad Gita, a Photograph of Prime minister Modi along with 25,000 individual names while 1000 of them come from other countries, the remaining names came from a Chennai based school.
However, sending The Bhagavad Gita to the orbit is a wonderful thing that can draw the world’s attention to the teaching of Lord Krishna and realise the path to enlightenment which in turn know their true self, as well as tell the world will know the ability of India was the true intent behind this unique Idea. This sparked more interest over India’s future space programs that will include India’s first Human Space Flight in 2022, commemorating India’s 75th year of Independence.
– Viswanath Dasari