Pak students talk with Taikonauts
ISLAMABAD, Apr. 22 (Gwadar Pro) - Pakistani students expressed deep interest in getting space science knowledge from Chinese Taikonauts in an online interaction organized by the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan Thursday.
Dozens of Pakistani school students, the majority of them girls, attended an online event ‘Talk with Taikonauts of Shenzhou-15’, co-hosted by the Embassy.
‘Talk with Taikonauts of Shenzhou-15’ event was significant for broadening horizons for the youth and lighting up their dreams about exploring the mysterious and diverse universe.
Ms. Pang Chunxue, Charge d’Affaires of the Chinese Embassy said, Pakistan and China are collaborating in a number of fields and this time it is about space science.
She said youths are young ambassadors of China-Pakistan friendship and hope of the two countries, the iron-clad relationship between China and Pakistan should be passed from generation to generation.
A student of Beachonhouse School Islamabad said it was a great opportunity for her to witness this historic event where she listened to the astronauts talking to students from the space center.
She said she is encouraged to become an astronaut in the future.
Another student of Islamabad Model College, who got an opportunity of asking a question to Chinese Taikonaut said, the Taikonaut responded to her question about how they breathe in space and that a specific human suitable environment is built for astronauts in space where they can breathe.
“For me, it's not less than a miracle and a lifetime opportunity to speak to the astronaut based in the space center,” said the student.
This year is the tenth anniversary of BRI and CPEC. Science and Technology cooperation is an important part of it, which will provide strong support to the high-quality and sustainable development of CPEC.
Prof. Dr. Shahid Mahmood Baig, Chairman of Pakistan Science Foundation said Pakistan and China's collaboration in space science has made remarkable gains.
He said recently Pakistani seeds sent into space in collaboration with the Chinese space mission provide an example.
“It’s a big jump for Pakistan with the help of China,” he said.
He said such events will pave the way for the two countries to further enhance cooperation in space science and technology.