The week beginning 7th October was celebrated as ‘Space Week’ by the Indian Space Research Organisation. To mark the occasion I.S.R.O. Mahendragiri conducted a Quiz competition for schools on the theme “Exploring Earth” at the District Science Centre in Tirunelveli.
Twenty schools participated of which five were selected for final. Jayendra pupils Ayush Singh and Balaji of IX Standard won through to the final round and eventually achieved second prize. They won special plaudits from the I.S.R.O. scientists for their splendid performance and were rewarded with a cash coupon for Rs.500/-. to be spent on buying books.