World Space Week 2014 Concludes at UET

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Activities of World Space Week (WSW), 2014 concluded with the prize distribution ceremony held with a wide spread message of generating space awareness among the general public. This year theme was Space: guiding your way. The students from different colleges and schools of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa participated in the week.

In his address, the Chief Guest Vice chancellor Imtiaz H Gilani UET Peshawar said youth were enlightened with scholarly views about space exploration. He said UET has 14 research projects with SUPARCO, adding, few of them have a potential of commercial production. He said, UET has recently signed an MOU with DOST at the cost of Rs 13.6 m to produce photo voltaic cells by economical and environmental friendly means. These solar cells will benefit small and medium enterprises to use solar energy on affordable rates as compared to conventional sources..
Mr. Ameen Bahadur Deputy Director General SUPARCO expressed satisfaction over the arrangement of WSW events and UET, Peshawar for taking lead in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as an official partner of WSW celebrations. He urged the students to contribute positively for betterment of society whatever comes their way in achieving their destiny. He highly appreciated UET student organizing societies including AS Mechanical Engineers, Literary Debating Society (LDS), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAI) and Pakistan Institute of Chemical Engineers (PICHE) for organizing and hosting competitions which were attended by large number of students on Campus. Later, the chief guest distributed awards and certificates to Advisors of these societies, Dr. Alam Zeb, Advisor ASME, Dr. M. Younus, Advisor PICHE, and Dr Ashfaq, Advisor LDS, Dr Sadiq Khatak, Advisor SAI and the winners of various competitions

In Quiz competition, Mustafa Bilal (Fazaia Inter College) won the first prize while Shehzadi (College of Home Economics) and Ahmad Roshan (Forward Model School) secured 2nd and 3rd positions, respectively. In Model Making, Salman Khan (Islamic College) got Ist position Romessa Ali and and Hasban Allah (Police Public School) secured 2nd and 3rd positions. In Poster Making, Sumbal ( Computer Science Department, UOP) secured 1st while Kafayat Shah (Islamia College, Peshawar) won the 2nd while Saman Firdous Khan (College of Home Economics) bagged 3rd position. In the Declamation contest, Qazi Mauzam Ali (Iqra School of Science Jahangira) won 1st prize, Asfandyar Ajmal Khan (Police Public School) got second position and Horain Khatak ( College of Home Economics) got 3rd position. Under the Water Rocket competition, M. Shoab Hamza (University College for Boys) grabbed 1st position while M. Danayal (Islamia Collegiate School ) and Jawad Afsar Khattak (Sarhad University) got 2nd and 3rd positions. SUPARCO also presented telescopes to the faculty members of winning teams and certificates of participation to the participating teams.

The faculty and students of participating institutions also carried out the Space Walk on Campus – the aim of which was to create public awareness of space technology and synchronizing it with WSW celebrations.