It is inspiring how Indian women are successfully shattering the glass ceiling in various fields to turn their dream into reality. Recently, a 16-year-old, Hissa, from Amritsar did exactly the same.
Hissa, a Class X student of DAV Public School from Amritsar recently topped the International Space Olympiad (ISO) 2020.
She scored 78.75 marks obtained collectively in the preliminary, intermediate, and final test. As per The Tribune. she came first in the senior category of ISO.
For her great achievement, the bright girl has now received an invitation from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Because of her exemplary score, Hissa got the rare offer. She will be flying to the John F Kennedy Space Centre in the US. What makes it even more inspiring is that she is only the first Indian student to secure this position. The talented girl has never attended any coaching class.
Hissa dedicates her great achievement to her parents. She credited her achievement to her father Savrajinder Pal Singh, an engineer, and her mother Kamalpreet Kaur, an English teacher in a government school, for her achievement.
“Having an engineering background, my father taught me the nuances of science and my mother made sure that I get the best of knowledge in astronomy.”
Further sharing her experience she mentioned,
“I got myself registered in September 2019, but due to Covid-19 restrictions, the first-round examination was pushed to January, followed by the second phase being conducted in June and the final in August. I am eagerly waiting for the situation to get favourable so that I could visit my dream destination, the NASA centre.”
While sharing her happiness about her success, she further added,
“It was a dream come true when I got the official confirmation. I aim to be an astrophysicist. I competed with students from Singapore and Switzerland, besides different parts of India, and bagged the first place.”
At IFORHER, we are so happy for Hissa. We wish her luck and hope she will keep inspiring us with her achievements.