In a heartwarming gesture that resonates with recent national achievements, the Kerala State Child Welfare Council welcomed a four-day-old boy into its hi-tech cradle, naming him “Pragyan Chandra.” This name honors two remarkable events that occurred concurrently – the successful Chandrayaan-3 soft landing on the moon and chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandha’s impressive second-place finish in the FIDE chess world cup.
A FITTING TRIBUTE TO ACHIEVEMENTS
The baby’s arrival at approximately 8 PM on Thursday was met with excitement and symbolism. The choice of the name “Pragyan Chandra” pays tribute to both the spirit of space exploration and intellectual prowess that captured the nation’s attention.
HI-TECH CRADLE AND ITS MISSION
The hi-tech cradle, known as “Ammathottil,” was inaugurated earlier this year and has already become a safe haven for abandoned infants. With modern technology, the cradle is equipped to receive and care for babies in need.
With Pragyan’s arrival, the family of children nurtured through the Ammathottil scheme has grown to include 584 children. This scheme, established in Thiruvananthapuram on November 14, 2002, continues to provide a caring environment for infants in need across the state.
The naming of “Pragyan Chandra” stands as a beautiful example of how significant national achievements and individual accomplishments can converge, forming a heartwarming tribute to new beginnings and hope.