Surya Prakash Mishra of Jeypore has brought glory to the State as he has been enrolled in the famous Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvanthapuram.
Surya Prakash is continuing his studies on space science from hishometown due to the ongoing pandemic and lockdown. “I want to fulfill my parents’ dream by working for my country in the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) rather than going abroad,” said Surya Prakash.
According to sources, his father, Om Prakash Mishra, is a renowned science teacher who has won the national award.
He is the Principal of Jeypore High School. Surya’s mother, Preeti Lata Mishra, is an English Professor at Vikram Deb Autonomous College in Jeypore.
Surya had applied for the national level entrance examination and got into the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) securing excellent marks. But as he was more passionate about space science he tried his luck to get into the IIST. Surya Prakash was one of the 30 talented students in the country to get enrolled in the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology. Koraput MP Saptagiri Ulaka, district Collector Abdaal M Akhtar, SP Varun Guntupalli, MLA Jeypore Tara Prasad Bahinipati among others congratulated him for his success.