Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the feat of the students of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology’s Space Research and Development Programme during his monthly radio talk ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
Billed as the first and only student body of engineering undergraduates in the country that has indigenously developed a sounding rocket launch vehicle, the VSSUT at Burla in Sambalpur has hit the headlines once again.
PM Modi lauded the students achievement, saying that India’s space programme has been possible due to innumerable young scientists of the country.
“We take pride in the fact that the satellites developed by our students and Sounding Rockets have reached space. On 24th January ‘KALAM SAT’ fashioned by our students had been launched. The Sounding Rockets made by Odisha university students have also created many records,” the PM said during his monthly Mann Ki Baat radio programme.
The students are known for their innovative works in developing, launching and recovering indigenously developed reusable satellites and rockets.