Convocation of Institute of Space Technology held
Islamabad: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Tariq Majid has said that the beneficial use of outer space with ever expanding applications is fast becoming a critical tool for attainment of sustainable national development and progress, says a press release.
Besides bolstering capacity in enabling technologies for development, such as long distance global and regional communications, navigation and positioning systems, remote sensing for monitoring and protection of environment, disaster management, harvesting of natural resources etc, the space technologies also have enormous relevance for complex strategic defence applications. Given the importance of this field therefore, there is a reinvigorated emphasis on the development of Space Technology by Pakistan.
He made these remarks while addressing the 5th Convocation Ceremony of the Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad.
Degrees in the disciplines of Aerospace and Communications Systems Engineering were awarded to 53 students. General Tariq also gave away the President of Pakistan Gold Medals to Miss Kiran Fatima of Aerospace Engineering and Faran Mahmood of Communication System Engineering. He also decorated Mustafa Ali Ghazi and Muhammad Farooq Hayder from Aerospace Engineering and Faran Mahmood and Muhammad Bilal Akhtar from Communication Systems Engineering with Vice Chancellor’s Medal for best final year projects.
The CHIEF GUEST while congratulating the graduates, said “While you celebrate your accomplishment, you must also remain cognizant that this day augers a new phase in your life with prospects of diverse opportunities to be exploited both for personal progression and to contribute towards national development.
While complimenting the role of institution, he stated that institutes of higher education have a special responsibility to assist society and the country in achieving its developmental aspirations. It is heartening to note that the vision and activities of the Institute of Space Technology are consistent with those of the nation, and that the institute has continued to make rapid strides towards the establishment and improvement of various disciplines of Space Technology.
Earlier on arrival at Institute of Space Technology, General Tariq was received by Suparco chairman and vice chancellor of Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad. He also visited various facilities of the institute and appreciated the research projects undertaken by graduating students.