World Space Week - 2020
World Space Week 2020 (WSW - 2020) was celebrated at URSC from 4th October 2020 to 10th October 2020 in virtual mode due to the prevailing pandemic situation, under the guidance of Shri P Kunhikrishnan, Director, URSC. The inaugural function was held on 5 October 2020 with Dr K Sivan, Chairman, ISRO presiding and Dr K Kasturirangan, former Chairman, ISRO as the Chief Guest. Shri Harit Nagpal, MD & CEO,Tata Sky Ltd., Shri Rahul Vatts, Chief Regulatory Officer, Bharti Airtel Ltd., Shri L R Mohana Rao, GM (CNS)-GNSS, Airport Authority of India, and Shri Virendra Singh, Head SatMet, Indian Meteorological Department, were the special invitees.
As part of the WSW-2020 celebrations and as a reach out to school students of Karnataka, two competitions, namely, Drawing/Painting and Science-in-action were held. This was followed by interactive Q & A session. The events were designed to trigger the young minds of children, space technology and space endeavours for the future. Invitations were sent to a total of 982 schools across Karnataka. CIG provided necessary technical support through establishing a server for registration and submission of entries for competitions.
Talk and Interactive Session
Science in Action
The Valedictory function of WSW-2020 was held on 9th October 2020 with Dr K Radhakrishnan, former Chairman, ISRO, and Shri A S Kiran Kumar, former Chairman, ISRO attending the program. Shri Rahan Verma, CEO & ED, Mapmyindia, Dr T Srinivasa Kumar, Director, INCOIS and Comdt. N V Rama Rao, Director, Search & Rescue, Coast Guard HQ were invited for the function. It was also held in virtual mode and was live on internet.
Despite the difficulties due to the prevailing pandemic conditions, WSW-2020 was successful in reaching out to the student fraternity across Karnataka due to the excellent motivation and guidance from URSC Director, Sri P Kunhikrishan.
Theme : "Satellites Improve Life"