CBSE to Organize an Inspiring Webinar on Ms. Kalpana Chawla for Students

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CBSE Organizes Webinar on Indian-American Astronaut, Ms. Kalpana Chawla

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In a bid to inspire students across the nation, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is organizing a special webinar titled “Ms. Kalpana Chawla: Inspiring Journey Beyond the Sky”.

This event is set to commemorate the life and achievements of the renowned Indian-American Astronaut, Ms. Kalpana Chawla, who famously made history as the first woman of Indian origin to journey into space.

Encouraging the Next Generation

The CBSE, known for its initiatives that encourage and empower students, aims to use this webinar to showcase the courage, determination, and profound legacy that Ms Kalpana Chawla left behind.

Her inspiring journey is a testament to the possibilities that lie in the realm of science and technology and serves as an exemplar for young students with an interest in these fields.

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This webinar offers students the opportunity to dive deeper into the life of this extraordinary individual, delving into her journey from a young woman in India to becoming a revered figure in the field of space exploration.

It also serves as a platform to enlighten students on the pivotal role she played in breaking barriers and pushing boundaries as a woman in STEM.

The details of the webinar are as under:

Title: “Ms Kalpana Chawla: Inspiring Journey Beyond The Sky”
Date: 31.07.2023 (Monday)
Time: 04.00 P.M. to 05.30 P.M.
Mode: Online/Live streaming

Speaker: Dr. Kanhaiya Lal Yadav Professor, Department of Physics, IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand

This programme will be live-streamed through “Prashikshan Triveni”, a YouTube Channel of the Training Unit, CBSE.




Welcome Address

Smt. Sudesh Gulia, Under Secretary (IT) Training, CBSE, HQ, Delhi

04:00 P.M. to 04:02 P.M.

Need and Importance of Webinar

Dr. Ram Shankar, Director (Training), CBSE, HQ, Delhi

04:02 P.M. to 04:10 P.M.

Ms. Kalpana Chawla: Inspiring Journey Beyond The Sky

Dr. Kanhaiya Lal Yadav, Professor, Department of Physics, IIT Roorkee, Uttarakhand

04:10 P.M. to 05:28 P.M.

Vote of Thanks

Dr. Sandeep Kumar Jain, Joint Secretary (Training), CBSE, HQ, Delhi

05:28 P.M. to 05:30 P.M.

Closing of Programme

05:30 P.M.

YouTube Link:

All the Principals/School Heads, Teachers of CBSE affiliated Schools are requested to attend the live session as per the above schedule.

For any further information and assistance, please contact Ms Meenakshi Dang, Assistant Secretary (Training Unit), CBSE at

Commemorating Exceptional Contributions

Beyond inspiring students, this webinar is also a tribute to Ms Chawla’s remarkable contributions to space exploration. Her indomitable spirit continues to resonate and inspire countless young students and aspiring astronauts in India and across the world.

The CBSE invites all students to partake in this enlightening webinar, fostering an environment of learning and encouragement. The event is more than a remembrance; it’s an initiative aimed at guiding students to aspire, strive, and reach beyond the stars.

The webinar titled “Ms. Kalpana Chawla: Inspiring Journey Beyond the Sky”, serves as an open invitation to all students eager to learn more about the woman who dared to reach for the stars, and in doing so, became one herself.

By remembering her extraordinary journey, CBSE hopes to inspire students to believe in the power of dreams and the infinite potential within themselves to make a difference in the world.

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