World Space Week-2017 is being celebrated by Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR, ISRO in association with KIIT University at KIIT campus. Gracing the occasion as the Chief Guest, His Excellency Honourable Governor of Odisha Dr. S.C. Jamir inaugurated the ceremony on Friday in the KIIT Auditorium.
Expressing his pleasure, the Governor said, “I am sure that Celebrations of World Space Week by SDSC would be quite inspiring and ignite the minds of the young students for exploring more in the arena of Space Science.”
Addressing the gathering, Dr. P Kuhnikrishnan, Director, Satish Dhawan Space Centre, ISRO laid focus on the milestones and landmarks achieved by SDSC over the years. He urged the students to make use of the situations and carry on their research in Space Science.
Prof. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT and KISS, articulated his indebtedness to ISRO for picking KIIT as the venue for celebration of this coveted event. He said India is in the league of the few nations of the world to send space craft to Planet Mars.