STAFF REPORT ISB: The Institute of Space Technology has recently organized a four-day activities to celebrate the World Space Week at its campus at Islamabad. Purpose of this activity was to generating space awareness among the general public and students from a large number of schools and colleges of the twin cities and surrounding areas.

The theme of event for the year 2014 is “Space: Guiding Your Way”. With this theme, the World Space Week highlighted the benefits of satellite navigation to society.

Dr. Najam Abbas, Head of Student Affairs Department, on the occasion gave a detailed briefing about the importance and objectives of WSW 2014 theme, celebrations and competitions. The importance of space technology cannot be denied as it will ultimately lead to the solutions of the worlds problems and betterment of mankind and IST is contributing to the cause in true sense.

Dr. Zaffar M. Khan, Director General ORIC IST, as chief guest at the inauguration ceremony enlightened the audience with his scholarly views about Space: Guiding Your Way – the theme for this years World Space Week.

The inaugural ceremony was followed by a very interesting gathering named as Space March featuring over 1000 students of different schools and colleges carrying many display cards showing Space slogans with the theme Space: Guiding Your Way.

Competitions in various disciplines were also where students skillfully displayed their talent. A large number of students attended, participated and watched the exhibits and showed their keen interest in the displayed models, projects and the Space Arts work.

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