NASHIK: Avinash Shirode, a senior engineer from Nashik working in the field of space science, has been honored with the international award of ‘Excellence Award’ by the National Space Society of America. These Excellence Awards are presented to individuals in the dedicated space sector to recognize and celebrate the contribution of these individuals to specific community service.
Shirode has been given this award for his various awareness campaigns and initiatives promoting “Space Exploration and Space Settlement”. Avinash Shirode has been the President of the Nashik India Chapter of the National Space Society since its inception. The Nashik Chapter was inaugurated on 26th February 2016 under the auspices of renowned Atomic Scientist Padma Vibhushan Dr Anil Kakodkar.
The chapter provides information and enlightenment to the specialty students on “Academic and Professional Opportunities in the Space Sector”, up-to-date developments in the space sector, and activities of various organizations in the space sector over the next fifty years. The annual awards ceremony is held on a grand scale at NSS’s “International Space Development Conference”. The award ceremony was held online last week through the internet as all the events were cancelled due to Covid this year.