In collaboration with SPACE India, Sri Venkateshwar International School, Sector 18A, Dwarka hosted a range of activities for the students of classes I to VI during the World Space Week, in order to instil the feeling of love for Astronomy and Space. The young astronomers participated in plethora of activities with great zeal and enthusiasm and showcased their talent under the Universe In The School program of SPACE India.

World Space Week is a United Nations declared event which has grown into the largest public space event on Earth. The General Assembly declares 4 to 10 October World Space Week to celebrate each year at the international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition.

Students got an opportunity to interact with NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration Spacecraft System Engineer Ms. Ann Devereaux at American Centre. Students celebrated International Observe the Moon Night which is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration, celestial observation, and our cultural and personal connections to the Moon by clicking pictures with the Moon and made their parents, relatives and friends aware of this international event.

Astronomy Picture of the Day activity was organized by Ms. Heena Bhatia, Senior Educator at SPACE India. Students of classes V & VI made beautiful paintings on the theme of World Space Week 2019- “The Moon : Gateway to the stars”. Ms. Nita Arora, school principal judged the paintings and declared the winners.

Students also participated and won various national level competitions organized by SPACE India. Ahana Singh of class V-Strawberries secured first runners up in category IV-V and Kartikeya Johar of class VIII-B secured first prize in category VI-VIII in UITS Dr. Kalam Debate Competition. Ananya Bisht of class III-Mulberries secured first runners up in category I-III in National Astro Toon Competition.

The UITS program remains unmatched to see and behold. It was a great learning experience which gave them an edge to learn Astronomy and the Celestial World. The creative young minds could explore far beyond what normal eyes could see and the students look forward to see more such fun-filled learning experiences.