04 January 2020
Malkangiri: Taking a leap from normal and plain school building, Upper Primary School at Pujariguda village in Mathili block has Chandrayaan-2, Moon and space adorning the walls.
Chandrayaan-2, the second lunar exploration mission developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), caught the entire nation’s attention when it was launched on July 22. People across all age groups were glued to their TV screen’s late into night to watch soft landing of lander Vikram. Even though the landing was unsuccessful, it generated interest in space science for many kids.
Coming to our school, while one wall has been painted with Chandrayaan-2 on its way to the Moon; another one has Moon peeping amidst fluffy white clouds out to the students.
The school has been painted in this manner under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan's Learning Enhancement Programme to let the students have an idea about the lunar exploration mission. Through this the school has recorded an increase in attendance and has earned praises from all. The school even has visitors from nearby villages to have a closer look at Chandrayaan-2 and the space.
Sanatan Nayak, a Class VII student said, “It’s like we are sitting on Chandrayaan-2 itself instead of being in school. We are very happy to be students of such a school.
Assistant Teacher Sharmila Patra and Principal Jayant Ku Jena thanked the Government and the School & Mass education department for investing in such novel ideas of decorating the school.
Malkangiri’s schools have been standing out with their novel ideas. Previously, Butiguda Upper Primary school was styled as a train and Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) in Chalanguda village was designed as an Air India aeroplane.