Dr K Sivan, Chairman, ISRO inaugurated the Young Scientist Programme (Yuvika-2019) through video mode from ISRO Headquarters, Bengaluru on May 13, 2019. A total of 110 students representing every State and Union Territory of India are participating in this programme. The participating students will attend the two weeks residential training programme at four centres/units of ISRO/DOS, namely, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram; U R Rao Satellite Centre (URSC), Bengaluru; Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad and North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), Shillong. The participants will also be visiting Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Shriharikota, the spaceport of India, during this programme. Yuvika Program is primarily aimed at imparting basic knowledge on Space Technology, Space Science and Space Applications to the younger ones with the intent of arousing their interest in the emerging areas of Space activities. The two week long residential training programme will cover invited talks and experience sharing by the eminent scientists, facility and lab visits, hands on training, exclusive sessions for discussions with experts and a feedback session. While inaugurating the programme, Chairman, ISRO, mentioned that it is a very important science programme for students. He said that this programme would help in inculpating scientific temper of the student. He reiterated that Science and Technology is an essential component for the development of any country and plays a major role for improving the quality of life including safety and security of human beings. Dr. Sivan also touched upon the applications of Space technology and how this technology is helping in the day to day activities of common man besides ensuring safety of life and property during disaster situations. Chairman, ISRO also said that programmes like this will lead to national integration and nation building. He wished that YUVIKA programme should produce a good number of scientists every year. Dr. Sivan wished all the students good luck and promised to meet them during “YUVIKA-SAMWAD” session at SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota on May 17, 2019.