Ahmedabad, Sep 22 (UNI) Gujarat Governor Navalkishore Sharma today described NASA astronaut Sunita Williams as a role model for Indian women, youngsters and children, saying she had established the importance of studying science and technology.
Felicitating Ms Williams at a function here, organised by the Rajasthan Seva Samiti, Mr Sharma said she had brought unprecedented glory not only to Gujarat but to the whole nation.
''She has inspired all by her courage, adventure, enthusiasm and scientific spirit,'' the Governor said and added that she is the ''most dazzling star of the Universe''.
Ms Williams also interacted with children from 33 schools and also made a presentation about her space journey and explained the mysteries of space.
The enthusiastic gathering celeberated the belated birthday of the astronaut, which was on September 19, by cutting a cake on the occasion.
The Governor also congratulated Sunita for creating public awareness by sharing her views on conserving environment and thoughts expressed by Mahatma Gandhi.
Expressing her gratitude for the warm welcome, Ms Williams said that a child who is really interested can definitely become an astronaut.