TOUR TO ISRO and STATUE OF UNITY (GUJARAT)
To develop scientific temper and to increase scientific knowledge, for the first time in Warangal, the team DPS and Students of DPS visited ISRO- Ahmedabad on 30-09-2019 and 01-10-2019. A total of 116 students along with 12 escort teachers visited one of the major centres of ISRO called Space Application Centre (SAC).
The core competence of the Centre (SAC) lies in development of space borne and airborne instruments/payloads and their applications for national development and societal benefits. These applications are in diverse areas and primarily meet the communication, navigation and remote sensing needs of the country. Besides these, the Centre also contributed significantly in scientific and planetary missions of ISRO like Chandrayaan-1, Mars Orbiter Mission, etc.
ISRO: Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition (VSSE) Vikram Sarabhai Space Exhibition (VSSE) is housed at The Indian Space Research Organisation Ahmedabad (Gujarat), which happens to be the hometown of Dr. Sarabhai. This exhibition is an attempt to share with the general public our achievements, hopes and concerns through the media of working models, live panels, static displays, the 3D theatre and the interactive multimedia presentations.
Statue of Unity: “India has got a rich cultural heritage of “Unity in Diversity”, the roots of which are inextricably founded on the principle of “Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam”, meaning that the entire universe is a family. Symbolising the national, spiritual, historical and academic values, the Statue of Unity will lead to the icon-based development of this entire region, which is predominantly a tribal area. Our vision is to make this place a world class tourist destination by providing infrastructure for edutainment, research, cultural, environmental enrichment and health promotion. A true leader keeps on enlightening the path of mankind even in his physical absence and the Statue of Unity is the realisation of this-worth experiencing.” The world’s tallest Statue of Unity with 182 metres height has been constructed under the overall guidance and inspiration of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in just 46 months. This colossal monument is a class apart with its unique architectural and engineering characteristics.
Gujarat Science City Gujarat Science City, located in Hebatpur, Ahmedabad, is a part of Gujarat government’s initiative to draw more students towards education in science. The centre hosts an IMAX 3D theatre, an energy park, a hall of science, Planet Earth, an Amphitheatre, Life Science Park and dancing musical fountains among others.
Sabarmati Ashram Sabarmati Ashram (also known as Gandhi Ashram, Harijan Ashram, or Satyagraha Ashram) is located in the Sabarmati suburb of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, adjoining the Ashram Road, on the banks of the River Sabarmati, 4.0 miles from the town hall. This was one of the many residences of Mahatma Gandhi who lived at Sabarmati (Gujarat) and Sevagram (Wardha, Maharashtra) when he was not travelling across India and was not in prison.
The stepwell was built in 1485 by Dhai Harir, a household lady of Mahmud Begada according to the Persian inscription in the stepwell. Built in sandstone in Solanki architectural style, the Dada Harir stepwell is five stories deep. It is octagonal (8-sided polygon) in plan at the top, built on an intricately carved large number of pillars. Each floor is spacious enough to provide for people to congregate. It was dug deep to access groundwater at that level, accounting for seasonal fluctuations in water level due to rainfall over the year. The air and light vents in the roof at various floors and at the landing level are in the form of large openings.