BANGLADESH CELEBRATES WORLD SPACE WEEK-2015

 

Street Rally starting from "Balur Math"

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 (www.unoosa.org). It is coordinated by World Space Week Association based in Houston, USA (www.worldspaceweek.org). 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.

Spectacular Space Rally on the Street of Enayetpur with Banner and Posters of WSW-2015.

WSW-2015 was the completion of 12th Anniversary of Celebration of World Space Week at Enayetpur.

Due to some unavoidable circumstances, instead of 4-10 October, this year Celebration of World Space Week was held on Thursday, 19 November at the premises of Mohakash Bhaban, Enayetpur.

At 10:30 a Spectacular Street Rally starting from North of Balur Math paraded over the streets of Enayetpur and converged in the venue of the Concluding Session. Students and Teachers wearing Caps Badges and holding

A partial view of Participants attending Celebration of WSW-2015 in the premises of Mohakash Bhaban at Enayetpur.

Placards of World Space Week – 2015 in their hands, chanted slogans.

At 11:00 – 11:45 Space Art Contest was held in the lawn of Mohakash Bhaban in which about 100 students took part and drew pictures on their imagination about “Careers in Space”.

Simultaneously at 11:00 the Concluding Session of World Space Week-2015 started.

In the beginning, all the participants in the session stood up and maintained silence for one minute paying respect

Two pictures of Dr. A R Khan (Former President of Bangladesh Astronomical Society) and Prof. Lokendranath Ghosh (Former Principal Khamargram College) are showing beside the of venue of WSW-15 to show respect their departed soul.

to the departed soul of Dr. A. R. Khan, President of Bangladesh Astronomical Society who passed away on the morning (04:50AM Bangladesh Time) of 25 May, 2015 in St. Mary’s Hospital, London, after slipping down while catching and underground Train in Embankment Station, London. And Prof. Babu Lokendranath Ghosh a space enthusiast who attended all the event of World Space Week at Enayetpur.

The concluding session of the WSW-2015 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

Parade of Kid Astronauts on the Stage.

15:30. The Concluding Session was made with lots of events like Space Debate, Space Lecture, Space Dance in which students took part and felt them happy. There was another interesting event in which 5 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.

 

Speakers on the Stage for Celebration of WSW-2015 in the premises of Mohakash Bhaban, Enayetpur on 19 November

Among those who delivered their lectures in the Concluding Session were, Prof. Dr. Hossain Reza, Vice Chancellor; Dr. Subodh Kumar Sarker, Chaiman of Dept. of Biochemistry & Biotechnology; Mr. A.T. Siddiquee Register of Khwaka Yunus Ali University; 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 Chapainawabganj; Mowlana Abdul Awal, Head Master of Meherunnesa Girls High School; Mr. Wahidozzaman Wahid, Principal of ICL School and Space Enthusiast Mr. Saidul Islam etc.

Space Art Contest in the Lawn of Mohakash Bhaban.

On Friday, 20th November, Water Rocket Launch Contest was held on the playground of Enayetpur High School from 11:00 to 12.00 in which about 25 Students had participated and launched Water Rockets.

 

 

 

 

 

A few girl students performing Space Dance

 

A rear view of participants

 

A Partial view of Street Rally

 

A Partial view of the participants of Water Rocket Event in the play ground of Enayetpur High School.

 

Water Rocket

 

A Rocket is seen to fly

 

Successful Contestants with their Rocket