Nashik: NMC will always lend a helping hand to students for continuing legacy of Kalpana Chawala in space research, stated Mayor Ranjana Bhansi.
She was speaking during inauguration of World Space Week, being organised jointly by Nashik Municipal Corporation and Kalpana youth foundation at Yashwantrao Chavan planetarium. She urged that Nashikites should take part in the programme.
NASA space educator Apurva Jakhadi informed about the background behind the World Space Week, its importance and this year’s theme ‘exploring new worlds in space’ which has been declared by United Nations.
Like this Week is celebrated on large scale in around 85 countries in world, Nashikites should celebrate it, she urged and extended her greetings to Kalpana youth foundation which is working since last years for creation of interest among students regarding astronomy and space research.
Thereafter, Kalpana youth foundation president Prof. Jaideep Shah informed students about the programmes and competitions to be conducted during the Week. He also provided his guidance about current affairs in space sector and space programmes by space research institutes across the world. Vice president of the foundation Prof. Bhushan Ugale greeted NMC for becoming first Municipal Corporation which is organising the World Space Week since last three years.
NMC standing committee chairperson Shivaji Gangurde, Additional Municipal Commissioner Kishore Borde, city engineer Uttam Pawar, education officer Nitin Upasani, executive engineer Ramsingh Gangurde, honorary manager Prakash Salwe, planetarium’s K S Bairagi and students of Cambridge international school were present.