Ritika Dhruv, the daughter of Chhattisgarh’s Mahasamund district, has raised the state’s profile. Ritika Dhruv has been chosen for NASA’s Citizen Science Project’s asteroid search campaign. Ritika is a class 11th student of Swami Atmanand Government English Medium School, Nayapara. This project of NASA is part of a partnership with ISRO under the International Astronomical Exploration Cooperation Program.
Society for Space Education Research and Development (SSERD) has asked to encourage students through the process of the Asteroid Search Mission. This project has chosen six high school students from across the country. Ritika Dhruv, a resident of Sirpur in Chhattisgarh and a student at Swami Atmanand English Medium School in Mahasamund, is among them.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and School Education Minister Dr Premsai Singh Tekam have congratulated and congratulated Ritika on her achievement. Student Ritika Dhruv has been interested in science since childhood. She took part in the space quiz competition for the first time while in class 8th. After this, she continued to be a participant in science-related activities. When applications were invited for NASA’s project, Ritika also applied and kept her project in the prescribed format. In the selection stages, he first participated in a subject-related quiz competition in Bilaspur and then gave his presentation at IIT Bhilai. Then Ritika was invited for training at ISRO’s Sri Harikota (Andhra Pradesh) centre.
Along with Ritika, six school students from across the country were chosen for this project. Vora Vignesh (Andhra Pradesh), Vempati Sriyar (Andhra Pradesh), Olvia John (Kerala), K. Praneeta (Maharashtra), and Shreyas Singh are among those who have participated (Maharashtra). These students gave a presentation about the search for sound in the vacuum of space caused by black holes. Ritika Dhruv, a student at Swami Atmanand Government English Medium School in Nayapara Mahasamund, represented her team and did an excellent job. Dr Belward (NASA), Dr Jonathan (ISRO), and Dr A. Rajarajan served on the judging panel (Satish Dhawan Space Center).
The entire team of scientific judges congratulated Ritika Dhruv and invited her to learn more at SDSC. In this sequence, Ritika reached the Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sri Harikota, Andhra Pradesh, for training from October 1 to October 6. The next phase of training will take place at the Asteroid Training Camp at ISRO in Bengaluru in November.