The World Space Week, is an international celebration of the contribution that space science and technology makes for the betterment of the human condition. United Nations has declared World Space Week as October 4-10 annually.
It is celebrated in some 65 nations of the world including Pakistan. SUPARCO, as a national space agency, has been regularly conducting WSW activities each year since 2005 to increase awareness of space technology and to promote its peaceful usage amongst students and the masses in Pakistan.
This year, SUPARCO has extended WSW activities throughout Pakistan with the partnership of key educational institutions of Pakistan.
Theme for this year’s World Space Week was “Remote Sensing- Enabling Our Future”. During this time the events and educational programmes related to space are held globally every year.
Participating Schools & Colleges:
Tameer-i-Nau School & College, Mansehra
Army Burn Hall College for Girls
Army Burn Hall School
Fauji Foundation Model School, Abbottabad
Government College of Technology, Abbottabad
Government Post Graduate College No 1, Abbottabad
Mansehra Public School, Mansehra
Government Higher Secondary School, Kothyala
Pakistan International Public School & College for Girls
Pakistan International Public School & College for Boys
BeaconHouse School System KG campus
Modernage Public School & College, Abbottabad (Sweet Home children)
The City School, Senior Branch Abbottabad
Pakistan Science School & College, Abbottabad
Army Burn Hall and Tameer-i-Nau won a number of prizes among all the pool of schools and Colleges in Seniors Category. Beaconhouse and Sweet Home children showed marvellous participation and won a number of prizes in Juniors category.
Mr. Bilal Aslam was the chief Coordinator from SUPARCO and Ms. Saadia Munir was the main Focal Person from CIIT Abbottabad. Mr. Ejaz Ahmed Bhutta, was the Director SUPARCO who graced the Opening and Closing Ceremonies and also visited various competitions.
On Thursday, October 27th, Director SUPARCO and his team had an interactive sesssion with the senior faculty and MS/PhD students of Engineering, Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences students.
On Friday, October 28, 2016, Mr. Bilal Aslam briefed the BS level students of Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering studnets, and Environmental Sciences regarding the Career prospects available to the students in SUPARCO and what SUPARCO is doing at National levels.
The visit of SUPARCO at CIIT Abbottabad and the overall conduct of the World Space Week was a great success, made possible with full and complete participataion and organising abilities of COMSATS Literary Society, Aadrish, Soft Society, and IEEE Abbottabad Chapter students.
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