India has launched a mission to land a probe to planet Mars. Worldover, only five countires including USA, USSR, European Union, China and Japan have undertaken similar mission. We shall know only after another 11 months, if Indian spacecraft will land on Mars. We cannot, however, undermine the hard effort, the ingenuity, innovative thinking and courage to dreame of scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Indian mission was cost effective because it was achieved spending 450 crore rupee, a fraction of budget allocated for space programs of developed countries. The mission was launched in a record time of fifteen months and followed an innovative trajectory.
India has been trying to eliminate poverty since past sixty years. Despite subsidies and affirmative action, problems remain. Money government spends somehow does not reach real needy. It is time we move on. There is need to develop other aspects of life. Simply crying about poverty, one may not be able to eradicate poverty. There has to be fresh approach and fresh vision. India must not desist from attempting space missions. We may not be able to fathom the significance of such exploratory research today because we lack vision, our posterity will never forgive our short sightedness, if we so act.