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PATHANAMTHITTA, NOV. 10. The Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), G. Madhavan Nair, has said that India is on a par with many developed countries in the field of space research.
Dr. Madhavan Nair was delivering the keynote address at the Mar Thoma Award presentation ceremony in Thiruvalla today.
According to him, India, with its world-class technology, has attained self-reliance in various fields of space research.
ISRO has successfully launched a tele-education project to set up virtual classrooms in the country with the help of satellite links. As many as 19 super-speciality hospitals and 69 district hospitals in the country have been interlinked with digital connection through satellites as part of a tele-medicine project. He said that satellite pictures were of great help in the proper analysis and effective utilisation of natural resources.
Dr. Madhavan Nair said ISRO had also launched an integrated system for sustainable development with the help of data collected through remote sensing equipment.
He said the recently conceived Village Resource Centre (VRC) project of ISRO was aimed at facilitating knowledge bank, education programmes and computer skills at the village-level with the help of modern satellite technology. The VRC has been launched at Dindigul, Rameswaram and Thanjavur as a pilot project in cooperation with the Swaminathan Foundation. The project will be extended to the tribal village of Attappady soon.
He said that total geographical mapping of the moon was under way and ISRO was exploring the possibility of a cost-effective moon mission.
The head of the Malankara Mar Thoma Church, Philipose Mar Chrisostum, presented this year's Mar Thoma Church Award to the ISRO Chairman on the occasion. The award carries a purse of Rs.1 lakh and a citation.
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