Srinagar, Sep 29: A quiz completion to select students for World Space Week celebrations scheduled at National Remote Sensing Centre, Department of Space, Hyderabad from October 4 to 10, 2017 was held here today.
The awareness-cum-painting and quiz competition was organized by the Department of Ecology, Environment & Remote Sensing in collaboration with the Regional Remote Sensing Centre- North, Department of Space, Government of India in which students from various schools participated.
The World Space Week is celebrated world over since 1999 when the United Nations General Assembly declared it to be celebrated to highlight the Science and Technology particularly Space Exploration Missions in the World.
The event was presided over by Commissioner Secretary Forest, Environment& Ecology, Mohammad Afzal Bhat, Director Ecology, Environment & Remote Sensing, O.P. Sharma and other concerned were present on the occasion.
Dr. Aakash Goyal, Scientist, ISRO highlighted the various Space Missions of the country and the strides made in various application areas. Humayun Rashid, Scientist at DEERS and coordinator of the event highlighted the importance and objectives of organizing the Space Week Celebrations.
The team from Government Girls Higher Secondary School Amirakadal was selected for participating at the national event in Hyderabad. Certificates of participation and trophies were awarded to the participating school children.
Later, Commissioner Secretary inspected the State spatial data infra under construction building at the campus and expressed his satisfaction over the pace of work. He also visited the Remote Sensing & GIS Labs of the Department and interacted with the Scientists there.
The event was also attended by senior officers of the Department including Zahoor Ahmad, Dr. Tasneem Keng, GH Mir, Akhtar Ali, Noorul Amin Malik, and Majid Farooq. (GNS)