"President is just a rubber stamp”,says Rakesh Sharma

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“President(of India) is just a rubber stamp, no thanks I rather be somewhere I can contribute.”This was stated by Rakesh Sharma in response to a question raised by a student at IIT Bombay today.

Sharma,who addressed the audience gathered at IIT Mumbai’s on going science and technology festival-Techfest, is a former Indian Air Force test pilot who flew aboard Soyuz T-11 as part of the Intercosmos program.

Sharma,who is the first Indian male to travel in space,was speaking on ‘Should India invest in a manned space program.”He felt that every country should collaborate and go for space exploration not for the sake of science alone but to find renewable sources and existence of life there.

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