As part of the ongoing celebration of Space Week during October 5-11, 2023 the “Space on Wheels” bus was deployed to promote awareness on space science and technology and and to inspire young minds, in selected locations of Arunachal Pradesh. This is a joint initiative of Vignan Bharati (VIBHA) and ISRO.
On October 5th and 6th, the Space on Wheels visited Dera Natung Govt. College in Itanagar, where more than 600 participants, including students, faculty members, NSS volunteers, NCC cadets, VRPS School and Govt Higher secondary school enthusiastically participated in the event. The program was inaugurated by Mr. C. D. Mungyak, the Director cum Member Secretary of the Arunachal Pradesh State Council for Science and Technology, who flagged off the bus.
During October 7-8, 2023 the campaign was witnessed by more than 800 students from the North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), KV School, New Galaxy School, and Alphabet School in Nirjuli. The inaugural program on the first day featured Prof. P. Lingfa, Dean (SA and P&D) at NERIST, who emphasized the potential benefits of the space science campaign for young minds across the country. Dr. N.G. Singh, Chairman of Gymkhana, expressed gratitude to all the participants for their valuable contributions and attendance, making the program meaningful.
On October 10th, the Space on wheel attracted over 800 students from various educational institutions at JN College Pasighat. The program was inaugurated by Prof. Tomo Riba, the Vice Chancellor of Arunachal Pradesh University, in the presence of JN College Principal Dr. Tasi Taloh.
On October 11th, the exhibition bus visited Independent Golden Jubilee Government Higher Secondary School and Daying Ering Memorial Government Higher Secondary School in Pasighat, where more than 1400 school students had the opportunity to explore the exhibits, nurturing their interest in space science.