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Haridwar student Dhara Sharma gets NASA honour

IANS  Haridwar, February 09, 2013
First Published: 18:42 IST(9/2/2013) | Last Updated: 18:51 IST(9/2/2013)

A school in Haridwar said on Saturday that an essay related to Saturn by one of its Class 7 students has won recognition from the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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Gayatri Vidhyapeeth, Shantikunj, said of the 29 entries from its students, one by Dhara Sharma, a student of Class 7, "has achieved the position within first 10".

Similar essays by Dipesh Bharti, Saurabh Rathi and Jasprit Kaur of Gayatri Vidhyapeeth at Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh had also been picked by NASA, it said.

The international essay competition related to pictures taken by Cassini-Huygens, a flagship class NASA robotic spacecraft sent to Saturn.

Since 2004, it has studied the planet and its many natural satellites.

The Haridwar school said participating students were asked to write an essay within 500 words expressing their scientific and artistic view of the pictures taken of Saturn.


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