BANGLADESH CELEBRATES WORLD SPACE WEEK-2017

 

Spectacular Space Rally on the Street of Enayetpur with Banner and Posters of WSW-2017

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 in Bangladesh

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

and since 2004 its main Event is held at Enayetpur, Sirajganj a village which lies about 80 miles northwest of Dhaka. “Celebration of World Space Week-2017” was held on Saturday, 7 October at the premises of Mohakash Bhaban, Enayetpur. WSW-2017 was the completion of 14th Anniversary of Celebration of World Space Week at Enayetpur.

Due to rain, At 11:30 a Spectacular Street Rally starting from North of Balur Math paraded over the streets of Enayetpur and converged in the venue of the

Speakers on the Stage for Celebration of WSW-2017 in the premises of Mohakash Bhaban

Concluding Session. Students and Teachers wearing Caps, Badges and holding Placards of World Space Week – 2017 in their hands, chanted slogans.

At 12:00 – 12:45 Space Art Contest was held in the lawn of Mohakash Bhaban in which students took part and drew pictures on their imagination about “United Through Space”. Simultaneously Water Rocket Launch Contest was held on Spur of River Jamuna. The concluding

Parade of Kid Astronauts on the Stage.

session of the WSW-2017 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 12:00 to 16:30.

The Concluding Session was made with lots of events like Space Debate, Space Lecture, Space Quiz and Space Dance in which students took part and felt them happy.

F R Sarker, National Coordinator or WSWA delivering his lecture

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.

A Few Students and teachers from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) of BRAC University came to participate in Celebration of World Space Week-2017 and discuss about Annesha Cube Satellite with video presentation. They

Space Art Contest in the Lawn of Mohakash Bhaban.

were astonished to see such a huge numbers of participants in different events of this celebration.

Among those who delivered their lectures in the Concluding Session were, Prof. Dr. Hossain Reza, the Honorable Vice Chancellor; Mr. F.R. Sarker, Vice-President of Bangladesh Astronomical Society and National Coordinator in Bangladesh for World Space Week Association; Prof. Dr. Khalilur Rahman, Brac University; Mr. AFM Hassan, Education Officer Cox’s Bazar;

Space Drama performed by Students

Mr. Abdul Kader, Head Master of Enayetpur High School; Mr. Abdul Matin, Senior Teacher of Enayetpur High School; Mr. Wahidozzaman Wahid, Principal of ICL School; Mr. Sourav Hasan, Student of Dept. of CSE of BRUC University Dhaka; Space Enthusiast Mr. Ahmed Mustafa Khan Bacchu; Space Enthusiast Mr. Saidul Islam and others.

 

Water Rocket Launch Contest