The PresidentÂ assures the students to provide tools for enriching their minds.Â
Â Dr Kalam assured the student community of Kodagu district that they would soon get a connectivity to EDUSAT to help them enrich their educational pursuit.
”I want students of Madikeri to be linked through satellite so that you all can interact freely. I am working on this project and talking to the Department of Space so that this goal can be achieved soon.” He explained to the students at length the launch of EDUSAT on September 20, 2004 and the details of the EDUSAT programme. The primary objective of the EDUSAT programme was to provide support to education through low-cost ground segments and reach the un-reached people of India at every nook and corner, he said.
The satellite was specially configured to have multiple beams covering different regions of India. The satellite operating in Ku band in 17 Giga hertz frequency facilitated the use of small transmit/receive ground terminals and provided communication coverage through five regional beams and a national beam.
This system would be primarily for school, college and higher level of education. However it would also support non-formal education, he added.
He later administered a six-point oath to students seeking them to pursue their education with dedication and excel, plant five saplings each and constantly endeavour to remove the pain of the suffering brethren.