ISLAMABAD  – World Science Day (WSD) observed on Saturday across the country for creating awareness about the benefits of science and technology. This year’s theme for the day, as declared by UNESCO, is “Science and Global Sustainability, Interconnectedness, Collaboration and Transformation.”

Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) in collaboration with Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), UNESCO and National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) marked the WSD by organising a special event to renew commitment for using Science for Peace and Development.

On this occasion, ZA Hashmi awarded medals to scientists and researchers to acknowledge their contribution to science and technology. The event attended by students, scientists, academicians and public at large.

Talking to APP, Spokesperson PSF, Rehana Batool said WSD is observed all over the world on November 10 to mark the achievements of people in science and technology. It was discussed at the conference that World Science Day would help strengthen commitments to attain the Declaration on Science and the Use of Scientific Knowledge’s goals and to pursue the Science Agenda: Framework for Action’s recommendations.

Following the World Conference on Science, UNESCO established the WSD through a proclamation at a general conference in 2001. It was to be served a reminder of the organization’s mandate and commitment to science. The day was first celebrated on November 10, 2002 and has been held annually on November 10 since then.