An event titled "SCO Students' Talk with Taikonauts" was held on April 20 to foster the knowledge and interest of young people from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states in space technology. The event was organized by the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF), SCO Good-Neighborly Friendship and Cooperation Committee and the China Manned Space Engineering Office.
CSCLF Deputy Secretary General Li Anjin and student representatives who won the "SCO Junior Cultural Ambassador" award pose for a group photo.
Li Anjin, deputy secretary general of CSCLF and director of the Management Centre of the Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling, along with student representatives who had won the "SCO Junior Culture Ambassadors" award in 2021, participated in the event in Beijing. During the event, the children had the opportunity to communicate with the Shenzhou-15 astronaut crew, which allowed them to gain deeper insights into the daily lives and work of Chinese astronauts in the Tiangong space station. They also had the opportunity to meet young people from other SCO countries, which helped them gain knowledge and strengthen their friendships. Krishav Pant from Nepal, who holds the "Junior Cultural Ambassador" title, participated in the event at the overseas sub-venue and expressed that meeting Chinese astronauts was a dream come true for him, which further inspired him to study science and pursue his ambition of becoming an astronaut in the future.
Shenzhou-15 astronauts interact with students from SCO countries
Youth representatives from SCO countries participate in the event in Beijing
(Source: Management Centre of the Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling, China Soong Ching Ling Science & Culture Center for Young People)