On 14th of January 2018, Nava Nalanda High School set a new milestone, as it became part of a 21-member team from West Bengal, to make a historic trip to Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad, under Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Aritro Bhattacharya, a student of class XII, was proud to be part of the team along with his guide teacher, Dr. Nilanko Mallik. Nava Nalanda had earlier participated with three hundred other schools in a series of events (quiz, debate and extempore) and a space exhibition organized by ISRO, in collaboration with Bidhan Shishu Udyan (BSU). In the senior secondary category of debate contest, Aritro Bhattacharya had secured the first position amongst speakers in three languages – English, Hindi and Bengali, and so, bagged his chance of visiting ISRO for three days, along with his guide teacher.
The trip was from 14th of January 2018 to 20th of January 2018, where the 21-member team saw the insides of many laboratories and chambers, got to know how satellites are made, tested and launched, the principles at work, and saw images and feedback from the satellites, along with visits to local places of interest.