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In a remarkable initiative that combines scientific exploration with public engagement, the Government Divisional Public Library Kota organized a live telecast of the Chandrayan-3 mission for its library patrons. The event took place at the prestigious Dr. S.R. Ranganathan Conventional Hall on August 23, 2023.
Chandrayan-3, the third lunar exploration mission by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), has been the subject of immense curiosity and anticipation. To bring the excitement of space exploration closer to the people, the Government Divisional Public Library Kota provided a unique opportunity for its patrons to witness the mission's live telecast on a large screen in the spacious convention hall.
Library members, space enthusiasts, students, and curious minds of all ages gathered to witness the historic moment as Chandrayan-3's lunar module attempted its descent onto the Moon's surface. The event kicked off with a brief introduction to the mission by Dr. Priya Sharma, a distinguished space scientist and a member of the library.
The live telecast was met with awe and applause as the patrons watched the real-time updates on the spacecraft's progress. The tense moments leading up to the successful landing were palpable in the hall, and a collective cheer erupted when confirmation of the landing came through.
Dr. Deepak Kumar Shrivastava of Head & Divisional Librarian Government Divisional Public Library, expressed his delight at the overwhelming response to the event. He highlighted the library's commitment to fostering scientific curiosity and providing access to cutting-edge information to the community. He also noted that such initiatives not only educate but also inspire individuals to take an active interest in space exploration and science.
The event concluded with an interactive session where attendees could ask questions about the Chandrayaan-3 mission and space exploration in general. Mr. Bigul Kumar Jain Deputy Chief Engineer and a few local astronomers were present to answer these queries and provide deeper insights into the significance of lunar missions and the advancements in space technology.
The Government Divisional Public Library's endeavor to combine education, community engagement, and the excitement of space exploration was well-received by attendees, setting a precedent for similar events in the future. As the library continues to evolve as a hub of knowledge and exploration, it remains committed to bringing innovative experiences to its patrons.