Srikakulam: A Class 10 student of a government school in Andhra Pradesh has qualified in the Isro ‘Space Quiz’ and will now witness the landing of Chandrayaan-2 on the moon’s surface from Isro’s Bengaluru centre along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 7. Sixty other students have also qualified for it.
Pragada Kanchana Balasri Vasavi, studying at the government school at Edulavalasa in Polaki mandal of the district, daughter of a farmer, dreams to be an engineer.
She was quoted saying by a daily that she came to know of the quiz from her physics teacher during Independence Day celebrations.
“I had written an essay on space for Independence Day competitions in my school. And when my teacher told me about the quiz, I was really keen to participate,” she said.
The quiz was conducted for students from the Class 8 to 10 across the country and kids were given 10 minutes to answer questions related to space.
School principal I Srinivasa Rao said Vasavi was the only student from AP to win in the contest.
Vasavi said she was excited to see the landing live. She was quoted saying, "I was told to take a flight to reach Bengaluru, but I opted for train. Isro has booked a 2nd AC train ticket for Prasanti Express for my travel from Srikakulam to Bengaluru on September 5.”
Talking about her aspirations, Vasavi was quoted saying, “I want to become an engineer. I will clearly set my goal to be part of Isro after interacting with other winners and the Prime Minister in Bengaluru on Sept 7.