Week end comment on India's Recent Achievement in Space
On this 24th September, when the clock tickled 7: 49am [IST], the faces of 120 Crore Indians which were laden with nail biting moments and hymns on their lips, radiated with beams of glory like a full bright raising Sun. Their Heart’s blossomed with happiness and the entire subcontinent was involved in celebrations over the victory of their Scientists, who accomplished a gigantic feat of putting a space craft in orbit around Mars in its maiden attempt. Yes, it is the same country which was a colony of the British for almost 200 years created a global history by launching its indigenously built, world’s cheapest Interplanetary Mission in Red Planet’s Orbit. Thus a strong Message was sent to its colonial rulers who were still struck in a sound sleep on their Beds.
It was on 5th November 2013, just as the Rocket sped off from its launching station at Sriharikota, Western Journalists showed their Inherent racism in the form of bold Headlines in reputed media. Few of those read
“India Mars Mission to launch amidst overwhelming poverty”.
“ISRO to launch India’s first spacecraft: Britain threat to pull its aid of 300 pounds”.
“How can poor countries offer Space programs”? And so on…….All these questions were replied with a picture of our dedicated, determined ISRO Scientists with heart welcoming smiles at Bangalore soon after their success.
To all those who pointed out fingers at Indians,
You have every reason to reckon with the success of our mission. It is sure to boost our commercial activities in space & Technology, thanks to its tag “Cheapest Inter planar Mission”. We think that you are still in the dilemma of Indians poverty! Yes, we were poor when you ruled us for almost two centuries. But today our country had Industrialists who can build a home at a cost of 5000Crores. Our BCCI had made your National game as the richest Sporting Body with an annual turnover of 5300Crores. More over the cost of our Mission is 450Crores, which means Rs4 per head and this if far less than Rickshaw fair.
India doesn’t have proper sanitation facilities not because we don’t have an extra 450Crores but due to our poor execution of things. Amid our Poverty We Grew, Amid our Poverty We Are United. None of our Citizens took to Streets demanding “National Independence Referendum”. We expect, by now you got enough answers to look into your internal affairs.
My Dear Indian’s,
Sure we have plenty of issues in Sanitation, Unemployment, Health, and Inflation. But these Negatives could wait another day. It is Time to cherish the success of our Mission. In these happy moments let us also remember that it was out of Humiliation, Diplomatic Insults, and Constant Denial of Technology by the developed countries that provoked our Scientists to Design, Manufacture, Launch, Regulate, Operate & Direct the Satellites Purely on Indigenous Technology. Thus enabling us to be self Reliant in Space Technology and teaching the World that “the more we are denied, the more we grow”.
In this pride moments let us take a feather out of their hard work. If we could launch a Mars mission with our technology, we can do anything – from Politics, Arts to Science & Sports. India is enriched with Visionary Leaders, Dedicated Scientists, Determined Industrialists, Diverse Sport Stars, Excellent mentors and most importantly Energetic Youngsters. Let us all
Hope our Children nurture with this Inspiration from sky,
Hope our teenagers achieve the spirit of eternal Glory,
Hope our Politicians inculcate sense of selfless Service,
Hope our Industrialists undertake cost effective Projects &
Hope our Country marches forward with an Attitude of Patriotism. With its Inherent rich cultural heritage and great values, let us strive to turn our Dreams into realities.
MANGALYAAN: MERA BHARATH MAHAAN: JAIHIND
Author: Dhanunjaya Reddy V
Co Author:Uday Shankar B