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CBSE asks schools to make students watch historic Mars mission

CBSE: Students to watch historic Mars mission

New Delhi, Sept 24: As the country anxiously awaits for the success of Indian Mars Orbiter Mission, CBSE has advised school principals to make necessary arrangements for the students to witness the mission live in their schools.

"The Board advises schools to make necessary arrangements for the students to view the programme collectively in their classes to enable them to cherish this rare scientific event," the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said in a communication.

The advice came as ISRO looked confident today of giving one final nudge tomorrow to put it spacecraft in orbit around Mars and making space history in the process.

The live coverage of the 'Mars Orbit Insertion' activities will be available on Doordarshan's national channels, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi witnessing the event at the Spacecraft Control Centre at ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bangalore.

According to the communication, the programme will provide important scientific knowledge to the students and "whet their curiosity. A similar advice was issued by CBSE to all its affiliated schools to watch the Prime Minister interact with students live on Teacher's Day on September 5. Over 90 million students from 8.5 lakh schools had watched the interaction.

PTI

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