Anubhav Samantray of Grade IX, KiiT International School was declared the winner of The Young Astronomer Talent Search 2019 organized by Tata Steels Pvt. Ltd in association with the Pathani Samanta Planetarium. He received the award from the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik.
Anubhav was one of the top 20 students who were selected amongst 60 students, after a round of rigorous personal interview on Science and Space. He would be travelling to ISRO in the month of June, 2020.
Conducted all over the State, YATS 2019 saw the participation of 62000 students this year. Two students from each district were selected, based on their academic merits and writing skills on the topic “Unraveling the mysteries of space”. From the 60 selected finalists, only 20 made it to ISRO.
The YATS finale is conducted every year on the birth anniversary of the renowned astronomer of Odisha, Shri Pathani Samanta. Anubhav was guided by Ms. Reeta Tripathy and the overall mentoring on Space Science was done by Mr. Bijoy Mathur.
Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS; Dr. Monalisha Bal, Chairperson, KiiT IS and Dr. Sanjaya Suar, Principal, KiiT IS have congratulated Anubhav for his incredible achievement and wished him a bright future.