When the entire nation was praying for the safe insertion of Mangalyaan Orbit into the planet Mars, we ran an confident booster contest on Mangalyaan Yathra. It was an open contest for all. Participants had to come up with encouraging headlines on the successful insertion of the Mangalyaan orbit into Mars, considering that the journey was successful. The encouraging responses showed that we Indians had huge confidence on ISRO and their most talked about baby – Mangalyaan Orbit. To encourage them further, the contest carried a gift voucher reward of Rs 1,000 for the best one-liner/headline which landed in the kitty of Saurabh Dwivedi.
The contest began on September 19, 2014 hitting the weekend and successfully went on till September 23, 2014; 8 pm. We planned to conclude the contest few hour before the most awaited success news on Mangalyaan journey so that we could decide among the huge number of participants. We also displayed the winning headline along with the winners name on our Facebook cover page. Here is the contest page that we ran and some encouraging comments that came our way.
Encouraging Comments from the Participants
3 Cheers to the Success
First Attempt Mein Pahoocha Koun?
India All the Way
The Sanskrit Touch
Earth Finally got its partner – Wedding Bells
Mars has No way to Go
Rhyme and Rhyme all the way
We are proud of you ISRO.
Looking forward for more such events which will make India proud.