Punjab govt to sponsor school team for NASA competition

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Chandigarh, June 12 (UNI) The Punjab Government has decided to sponsor the 12-member team of Apeejay School, Jalandhar for the International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC) to be held at NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas (USA) from July 25-28.

This assurance was given by Mr Parkash Singh Badal to the team members, who along with their parents and teachers called on the Chief Minister at his residence this evening.

The team had emerged as the winner of the Asian Region Space Settlement Competition (ARSSDC) held at Gurgaon from January 9 to 13 this year.

Mr Badal appreciated the students and the management of the school for the achievement.

In an interactive session with the Chief Minister, the team leader Mohit Thukral apprised him of the concept of their project.

He said that the team of Apeejay Space Architects was the only team from India that was invited to compete in the ISSDC and would compete against 15 other teams which were selected from all over the world through preliminary competitions.

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