Sunita first global citizen: Sibal

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New Delhi, Oct 1 (UNI) Indian-Amrican astronaut Sunita Williams, who met Earth Sciences Minister Kapil Sibal here today, said the view of the Himalayas from space taught her to look at a problem from different perspectives.

''From land, the Himalayas look enormous; from space, they are like a wrinkle in your dress. Same object is perceived differently...,'' Sunita, an American of Indian origin, told Mr Sibal who described her as the first global citizen.

''It taught me to look at a problem from different perspectives,'' she said.

As a message to the people, she said: ''Whenever you are stuck with a problem, take a break.... Look at it from a different angle.... You may face difficulties, but difficulties make the journey (of life) exciting.'' Sunita, who flew out of the US on September 19, her birthday, said India was something special to her.

Addressing the media, Mr Sibal said she told him that she was impressed by the view of the Earth from space. She saw a borderless Earth without territories, and thought of it as a united whole.

''We are all one and should be doing things together. That is the message of Sunita,'' Mr Sibal said.


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