Rootsians clinch positions in IST space week

Islamabad:Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad held World Space Week. This space week was celebrated all around the world and it included various competitions like space modelling, sketching, painting, aerospace modelling, declamation (English and Urdu). Various branches of Roots School System participated in the event. Shiza Shahzadi achieved 3rd position from 83 Harley Street — Roots Girls College in Urdu declamation Rida Iqbal, Palwasha Qaiser, Fatima Murtaza and Asma Tufail from 83 Harley Street campus got 2nd position in space 3-D model, which was based on topic mysteries of cosmos. In the category of sketching competition, Shazil Abrar, a student of ‘A’ level from DHA Phase-I, Campus, Islamabad, clinched 1st position, Nimra Klair claimed 2nd position in English declamation. 1st prize in aero modelling was clinched by a group of 4 students i.e. Meenal Qadir, Sabih Sami Siddiqui, Abid Ijaz & Omar Kayani all from DHA Phase-I Campus, Islamabad. While in quiz competition a group of two students Hina Anwar and Ghancha Farooq from 36 Nazim-ud-din Road Campus, Islamabad clinched 2nd position. The topics of the declamations were ‘Reaching for the stars when rubble lies beneath’, ‘Urooj-e-adam-e-khaki se anjum sehmay jati hain’, ‘Mujhai chand chaheeyai’ (humorous), ‘Only two things are infinite’, ‘The universe and the human stupidity and I am not sure about the former’ (humorous), ‘Space awareness walk’, awareness lectures/documentaries, ‘UAV Satellite models and space quiz. Over all from Rawalpindi and Islamabad 35 schools/colleges participated in these competitions. Dr. Sarwar Naqvi, former chairman of Aero-Space Engineering Department was the chief guest on the occasion. The chief guest was overwhelmed by the ideas and talents of young students and while addressing the youth, he said he is sure and can see the young students will definitely be able to be a part of space institute in future, as today what they have demonstrated here portrays their hard work, interest and clear concepts. “These youngsters are future of Pakistan and we all are proud of them,” he added.The news