India is now leading in space research and expeditions, we are the country that discovered water on the moon, we gave the world the pictures of Mars and Chandrayaan-2 is presently orbiting around the moon.
I love the way the whole country is rallying behind our scientists and the positivity that our dear Prime Minister brought to us and all at ISRO even as we struggled with disappointment and hope. Narendra Modiji said that “resilience and tenacity are central to India’s ethos”, this is exactly what we as educators and parents need to learn from Chandrayaan- 2.
All is not lost, maybe #Vikram has just lost communication; maybe it has landed and is not able to connect. One of our Sr. Kg children said to his teacher as he drew the Indian flag and Chandrayaan-2, “Vikram is lost near the moon and soon we will find it.”
So much to learn from this experience, here are five things for all parents and teachers-
I urge all schools to talk to the kids, whatever the age, about #Vikram and let them share with you what they think happened to it. Let them draw about Chandrayaan- 2, let them make art projects, let them write letters to all the scientists at ISRO. This is inquiry-based learning. Let’s not forget we are responsible for tomorrow’s scientists, farmers, doctors, teachers, defence forces, media and heads of nations, etc.
There is a #Vikram out there waiting to connect with you and a Sivan who needs your hug.
About the author:
Dr. Swati Popat Vats is President, Podar Education Network & Early Childhood Association India.
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