Ideal Indian School inaugurated its astronomy club with the objective to nurture students’ interest in astronomy and related space sciences and provide an opportunity to experience and enrich knowledge in the field.
Ajith Everester, a renowned astro-photographer and Doha resident, was the chief guest.
Principal Syed Shoukath Ali presided over the function.
The chief guest along with the principal inaugurated the club activities by launching its logo. Students of the girls’ section presented a contemporary dance on the theme “the enigmatic space”
In his speech, the principal said that as one of the oldest sciences, astronomy is a part of every culture whose history and roots continue to revolutionise our thinking.
In his inaugural message – 'Sky is not the limit', Everester gave an insight into the mysteries of the distant space, astro-photography, the basic operations of telescopes, observation of the sky and other celestial bodies and various wonders of the cosmos. There was an interactive session where enthusiastic students raised a number of queries.
Cultural secretary Ebenezer welcomed the gathering. Head boy Ibrahim Ahmed introduced the chief guest and head girl Hanin Shamsheer proposed a vote of thanks. Cultural secretary Anjali introduced the aims, objectives and future activities of the club and also anchored the programme.