Hunza, October 11: ‘If elected, I will use all my influences and spend 100 crore on the development of Hunza’. This was claimed by the former Deputy Chief Executive Mir Ghazanfar Ali Khan while addressing the concluding session of World Space Week in Karimabad Hunza as Chief Guest. He blamed the present regime for criminal negligence in completing the long pending projects. ‘I established degree colleges, girls hostel, 9 high schools, 11 middle schools and many other infrastructure projects during my previous tenures and will again serve the community selflessly’, he further claimed. He promised to declare Hunza and Nagar as two separate districts and establish cadet and polytechnic colleges in Hunza.
Earlier, he participated in the spacewalk which was started from Hasegawa Memorial Public School and concluded at historic Baltit Pologround to create awareness about the contributions of space science and technology to humanity. The students performed March-past and saluted the national flag as a mark of respect. They also participated in different educational and entertainment programmes. The gathering also witnessed the launch of water rockets prepared by the students to encourage scientific temper and innovation among children. The guests distributed prizes amongst the best performers.
The World Space Week is celebrated at Hasigawa Memorial Public School and College in collaboration with SPARCO as part of the annual global celebration. Proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1999, World Space Week, observed each year during the week of October 4-10, aims to provide unique leverage in space outreach and education; educate people around the world about the benefits that they receive from space; encourage greater use of space for sustainable economic development; demonstrate public support for space programs; excite young people about science, technology, engineering, and math; and foster international cooperation in space outreach and education.