The Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, has lauded the Consulate General of India for selecting the institution as one of the viewing centers for the live launch of India’s Chandrayaan-3 space probe to the moon.
Speaking at the live viewing event of the Indian satellite’s moon landing, Olatunji-Bello, represented by Mrs. Adenike Boyo, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), expressed appreciation for the opportunity to participate in this momentous event. LASU was designated as a viewing center where school pupils could watch the landing of the recently launched Indian satellite on the moon.
The vice chancellor highlighted that the university was proud to be associated with such a significant initiative, which aligns with their commitment to promoting science and technology. Olatunji-Bello described the Chandrayaan-3 mission as a historic event that will leave a lasting impact on Indians, enriching their understanding and exposure to the world of science and technology.
She emphasized LASU’s eagerness to collaborate on mutually beneficial programs and initiatives, all geared towards enhancing the quality of life for Lagosians.
Mahesh Narasimhan, Consulate General of India in Lagos, emphasized the achievement of Chandrayaan-3 as a successful mission to the moon, with its landing on the South Pole representing a monumental accomplishment. He expressed pride in selecting LASU as a viewing center due to the university’s stature as a renowned institution in Nigeria, and particularly within Lagos State.
Ramesh Biswal, Coordinator of the Sanyukta Bharitiya Association in Lagos, echoed the sentiment of achievement, emphasizing that Chandrayaan-3’s success was not only a source of pride for Indians but also for nations worldwide. He highlighted the significance of the mission, explaining that Chandrayaan-3’s exploration of the moon would unveil numerous insights and discoveries about our lunar neighbor.