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Gitika Gorthi was invited by STAR, an organization that strives to spread space to all, to be a panelist in their series of webinars to spread space education and share inspirational stories to others during the unprecedented times with Covid-19. I shared my journey of starting rocketry at a young age, 13, and how I came to be the founder of IgnitedThinkers. It was an amazing interview that can be found on STAR's facebook or on their youtube channel!
Here is the webinar poster:
Here is the link to the webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XgB-9FkJKw
After the webinar, I was invited by another 2 webinars --one for my journey and another for a rocketry workshop for kids online-- and I was contacted by a parent whose 11-year-old, Sanjay, was inspired by the webinar to pursue his passion for rocketry. Mr. Padmanabhan, Sanjay's father, wanted to have a conversation on how to help his son pursue his passion for space and rocketry and I was excited to know of such supportive parents! To support Sanjay's efforts, we planned a GoogleMeet meeting with Sanjay, his father, and me! This young boy will definitely do something great to further our understanding of space and I cannot wait to see his discoveries.
Below is a picture that Sanjay drew, showing his deep love for space: