Street Rally

World Space Week is a Programme of the United Nations, celebrated annually between 4 and 10 October aimed at creating Space Awareness among the School Students around the World ( It is coordinated by World Space Week Association based in Houston, USA ( Since 2003, Bangladesh Astronomical Society has been regularly celebrating the World Space Week and its main Event is held at Enayetpur, Sirajganj a village which lies about 80 miles northwest of Dhaka.

Long view of Street Rally

Since 2003, Bangladesh Astronomical Society has been Celebrating World Space Week in Dhaka and WSW-2014 was the completion of 11th Anniversary of Celebration of World Space Week at Enayetpur.

Due to closure of Schools for Eid-Ul-Azha and Durga Puja holiday between 4-10 Octobers, This year Celebration of World Space Week was held on Saturday, 18 October at the premises of Mohakash Bhaban, Enayetpur.

Space Art Contest on the Lawn of Mohakash Bhaban

At 10:30 a Spectacular Street Rally starting from North of Balur Math paraded over the streets of Enayetpur and converged the venue of the Concluding Session. Students and Teachers wearing Caps Badges and holding Placards of World Space Week – 2014 in their hands, chanted slogans.

At 11:00 – 12:00 Space Art Contest was held in the lawn of Mohakash Bhaban in which about 150 students took part and drew pictures on their imagination about “Space is Future”. Simultaneously, Water Rocket Launch Contest was held on the Spur of River Jamuna in which about 30 Students had participated and Launched Water Rockets.

Group Photo of the participants at Water Rocket Launch Contest

The main event of the WSW-2014 was held in the premises of Mohakash Bhaban in which about 2,000 students with teachers and Space enthusiasts had taken part. The programme continued from 11:00 to 16:30. The Concluding Session was made with lots of events like Space Debate, Space Quizz, Space Lecture, Space Dance, Space Drama in which students took part and felt them happy.

There was another interesting event in which 6 Kids dressed with uniform of Space Shuttle Astronauts, Paraded on the Stage for a few minutes so nicely that audience burst into laughers for their excellent performances. At the end, successful contestants were awarded Prizes.

Two Water Rocket seen to flying

Among those who delivered their lectures in the Concluding Session were, Prof. Dr. A.R. Khan, President of Bangladesh Astronomical Society; Mr. F.R. Sarker, General Sectary of Bangladesh Astronomical Society and National Coordination in Bangladesh for World Space Week Association; Mr. AFM Hassan, Education Officer Gaibandha; Mr. Monirul Islam, OC of Enayetpur Thana; Mr. Wahidozzaman Wahid, Principal of ICL School and Space Enthusiast Mr. Saidul Islam etc.


Stage of WSW-14


Dr. A.R. Khan, President of Bangladesh Astronomical Society is delivering his lecture during Concluding Session


Mr. F.R. Sarker, General Secretary of Bangladesh Astronomical Society is delivering his Lecture.


A partial view of the Participants


A girl student seen to deliver her Lecture during Space Debate Contest.


Kid Astronauts Parade .


Kid Astronauts Parade


A Long view of the Participants at WSW-14


Dr. A.R. Khan and Mr. F.R. Sarker are conducting Space Quizz .


Rear View of the Participants


Arial View of the Participants


Award Ceremony