ISRO Scientist P Veeramuthuvel Felicitated at Amazing Indian Awards 2023
ISRO Scientist P Veeramuthuvel was honored at the Amazing Indian Awards 2023, which took place on September 29, 2023. The event aimed to recognize ordinary individuals who have achieved extraordinary feats. Veeramuthuvel, who served as the Project Director for the Chandrayaan-3 mission, received the award alongside Dr. Nigar Shaji, the Project Director for the Aditya-L1 Mission.
During his acceptance speech, Veeramuthuvel shared his journey of joining ISRO, stating that he had always aspired to be a part of the organization as an engineer. He expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to work on challenging projects in ISRO.
Veeramuthuvel also discussed his involvement in the Chandrayaan-2 mission and the setbacks faced by the team. As the Project Director for Chandrayaan-3, he highlighted that their primary focus was to develop the technology required for a safe and soft landing on the lunar surface. The entire ISRO team worked relentlessly to achieve this goal, learning from the failures of Chandrayaan-2 and conducting various tests to simulate lunar conditions on Earth.
Emphasizing their determination to succeed, Veeramuthuvel mentioned that failure only served to motivate them further. They were solely focused on avoiding another failure and ensuring a successful landing. The team was fully committed and constantly prepared for any challenges that arose during the mission.
The Amazing Indian Awards recognize exceptional individuals who serve as inspiration to generations to come. The winners are chosen through a rigorous selection process conducted by a distinguished panel of jury members, including General Naravane, Prasoon Joshi, Ritesh Agarwal, Anand Kumar, Dr. S. Rangarajan, and Sonam Wangchuk. The awards span across various categories, rewarding achievements in agriculture, healthcare, rural development, technology, and more.
ISRO Scientist P Veeramuthuvel and his contributions to the Chandrayaan-3 mission exemplify the dedication and innovation of the Indian space program. Through their unwavering spirit, the team at ISRO continues to push boundaries and elevate India’s presence in the field of space exploration.
– ISRO: Indian Space Research Organisation
– Chandrayaan-3: India’s lunar exploration mission
– Soft landing: A controlled landing technique that ensures a spacecraft’s safe touchdown without damage
– Amazing Indian Awards (no URL provided)