J&K gets first space lab for government school students
The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has inaugurated its first space lab at Government Higher Secondary School Boys, Kishtwar. The space lab is specially designed for the government school students. The space lab, developed under the ISRO space tutor programme by Vyomika Space Academy was funded by the Directorate of Education Jammu.
The inaugural ceremony was held at Government Higher Secondary School Boys Kishtwar in the presence of Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Dr Devansh Yadav, Chief Education Officer Prehlad Bhagat and I/C Principal of the host school Sandeep Rathore. Students and staff of the school were also present to witness this landmark cosmic event.
The setting up of the space lab in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar government school represents a significant leap in educational technology, the official statement said.
The Deputy Commissioner encouraged the students present there to make the best use of the space lab. He emphasised that it would not only foster a deeper understanding of space but also inspire students to consider careers in space sciences.
This initiative is expected to ignite interest in astronomy-related activities at the school level, potentially guiding students towards careers in this fascinating field.