Posted by Vishva News Reporter on March 10, 2003

Last month Prajapati Vishva Aashram Foundation (PVAF)... in its search for knowledge for mankind of the mankind...started posted the significance of womankind in veDik lifestyle...and SRimtii Kalpana Chawla had honoured this web site with here guide humankind and especially women to go in search for our creator bhaagy (fate) would have it Kalpana was taken away from amongst us to...wherever her next journey the fiery entry crash of her NASA space shuttle Columbia...but she will always be remembered at PVAF as guiding light to guide PVAF and its volunteers in the mammoth DHARmik task that is underway to bring KNOWLEDGE THROUGH EDUCATION for the entire mankind....and starting with the 1 KAROR RUPEES A YEAR PVAF GUJRAAT EDUCATION PROGRAM.....

Here is a tribute to svARgasth SRimtii Kalpana Chawla from SPIFY PEOPLE AND PLACE......please click on the preceding red highlite to read it ...or click on the next line to read the same link on this web site..... 





The process of evolution always makes an interesting subject. And whoever says that only Darwin`s Theory qualifies to be the forerunner of all evolution theories, hasn`t really known the womenkind. And if it`s the Indian Woman.

Her progress from the purdah to being leader in the millennium continues to baffle and enthrall all around her. Every decade brings in a new leader The breed of Indira Gandhi, Medha Patkar, Mother Teresa, Hema Malini, Zeenat Aman, Mrinalini Sarabhai, Aparna Sen, P T Usha, continue to go on…


India`s first woman astronaut leads the pack in leaps and bounds. Kalpana Chawla`s story is the the stuff of a legend, and even in her untimely and unnatural death, Kalpana shines like a beacon.

From Karnal to Karnieval goes the saying, every Indian woman can vouch that it has been sheer determination, passion and perserverance for this Indian lady to achieve her dreams.

Every Indian lady will vouch that they would rather give in to not only the gender biases, but also the societal pressure and compromise their dreams.

Inspired by J R D Tata, Patty Wagstaff, explorer Peter Matthiessen, Kalpana Chawla often said, "When I read about these people, I think the one thing that just stands out is their perseverance in how they carried out what they wished to carry out."

The same can be said of Kalpana Chawla today. People, irrespective of their gender or race, are inspired by the Kalpana Chawla story. "Her life is an inspiration to us all," says Jillian Jayakumar of Concord.

"Dr. Chawla`s success showed us that a woman from India can overcome great obstacles, become a great success and go to a place we can only imagine."

Thus the `hero` to all womenkind across the world, died with her shoes on, on that fateful day of the Columbia Disintergration.

"It`s amazing, addictive. The first view of the Earth is magical," Chawla told a newspaper in India in 1998. "It is a very overpowering realization that the Earth is so small. It affected me. I could not get over the notion that in such a small planet, with such a small ribbon of life, so much goes on."

Kalpana Chawla went where she always wanted to be - one with the universe. But even in her death, she`s left a legacy of several budding Kalpana Chawlas who can now dream of going where no woman ever dared to go.

There are 2 additional comments.

#1 Posted by brittany on 4/24/2003
i wish who ever wrote this to put some obstacles that Chawla had for my research, because I am only 11 years old.

#2 Posted by brittany on 4/24/2003
i wish who ever wrote this to put some obstacles that Chawla had for my research, because I am only a young girl who wants to find more about her.


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