- Wednesday 21 Aug 2019
Google Doodle pays tribute to Vikram Sarabhai, ‘Father of ISRO’ on his 100th birthday
Team Udayavani, Aug 12, 2019, 11:17 AM IST
New Delhi: Google on Monday paid tribute to Dr Vikram Sarabhai, the father of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) by dedicating a doodle to mark his 100th birthday anniversay. The doodle has been illustrated by Mumbai-based guest artist Pavan Rajurkar.
Sarabhai is an award-winning Indian physicist, industrialist, and innovator. However, he is most fondly remembered for the establishment of ISRO.
Hailing Dr Vikram Sarabhai as a stalwart of Indian science, President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted: “Remembering Dr Vikram Sarabhai on his birth centenary. Considered the father of our space programme, Dr Sarabhai was a stalwart of Indian science. He built several institutions; mentored & inspired generations of scientists. We cherish his services and his legacy.”
Dr Sarabhai established the Indian National Committee for Space Research in 1962, which was later renamed to ISRO. It was in his honour that the ISRO had named its major space research centre in Thiruvananthapuram as the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre.
San Francisco: Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet or at least on Facebook. Facebook is launching a long-promi....
Bengaluru: Nearly a month after the fall of the coalition government in Karnataka, JD(S) patriarch H D Deve Gowda on Wednesday alleged that "few frien....
Mangaluru: Nalin Kumar Kateel MP, who has been appointed as the new president of Karnataka BJP, said on Wednesday that he had never aspired for any po....
New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday night arrested former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram was from his Jo....
New Delhi: A team of CBI officials descended on the residence of former finance minister P Chidambaram Wednesday night, minutes after he reached there....
New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, wanted in a money laundering case, made a dramatic appearance at a press conference in the Congress ....