Indian kids are making us proud worldwide. A 12-year-old boy from Dindigul district in Tamil Nadu has marked an Indian's name in NASA. The boy's painting will be featured in NASA's 2019 new year calendar. About a million students send their paintings to the reputed space agency in the world and out of all the submissions, N Thenmukilan's painting has been selected. The painting's theme was 'Space Food'. It is a painting that urges the astronauts to grow vegetables in outer space. After Conquering Kilimanjaro, Eight-Year-Old Hyderabad Boy, Samanyu Pothuraju, Climbs Highest Mountain in Australia.
Thenmukilan's father is a government school teacher and a headmaster. And as coincidence would have it, another painting that was selected by NASA for their annual calendar was also of a boy from the same school, Sri Vidhya Mandir. The 12-year-old has a wonderful message to the astronauts through his painting. He told the media outlets, astronauts should grow plants in space so that they receive enough nutrition as they will add these veggies in their diet. Alyssa Carlson, 17-Year Old Training to go to Mars on First Manned Mission in 2033.
Here is The Painting of Indian Boy Selected by NASA For 2019 Calendar
12 year student from #Dindigul #திண்டுக்கல் will have his painting featured in #NASA calendar in the month of November 2019 ... Congratulations முகிலின் .... : Source today’s TOI , page 9 pic.twitter.com/22RFtOUZy9
— Prabhu N Mazhavarayar (@PraNam_official) December 23, 2018
Each year NASA gets many applicants sending in paintings for their calendar. The space agency then selects 12 paintings for each of the month. Thenmukilan's painting will be used for the month of November. The copies of this calendar are sent to the astronauts who are working at the space station. And with that, this 12-year-old boy's work not just reaches across the borders, but even outside the planet! NASA issued a statement about their calendar, "The artwork contest is designed to get our youth excited on science, technology, engineering, and math an to inspire our future scientists, engineers, and explorers."