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- ISRO has announced its Vikram Sarabhai Journalism Awards in Space Science,Technology and Research.
- The award aims to recognize and reward journalists who have actively contributed towards the field of space science, applications and research.
- The nominations are open to all Indians who have a good experience in journalism.The articles published from 2019 to 2020 will be considered.
- Vikram Sarabhai was an Indian scientist and innovator widely regarded as the father of India’s space programme.
- Indian government had set up the Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) in 1962 based on his recommendation.
- The INCOSPAR was restructured and renamed as Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) in 1969.
- Vikram Sarabhai has also played an important role in the launch of the first Indian satellite Aryabhata which was put in orbit in 1975 from a Russian cosmodrome.