Katra SMVDU, 13th Oct. 2018. Dr. Ashok K. Sharma, Professor & Head, School of Physics, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University delivered an invited talk at national workshop, titled ‘Imagining the future of the Space Science and its Strategic Importance’ at Central University, Jammu. The objective of the workshop was to create a general awareness in teachers and research scholars in the J&K state about the importance of space sciences. Dr. Sharma motivated the young minds to go for research in space sciences through collaborating with and joining up the ISRO laboratories. The titles of his talks were: Indian navigation satellite system and the role of ionosphere in communication. Also, his mentored MSc students of School of Physics, SMVDU, took part in the poster presentations which were hugely appreciated by the audience during the workshop. Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, congratulated Prof. Ashok K. Sharma, and hoped that the School of Physics, SMVDU would find ways so that it may collaborate with the space science agencies like ISRO in near future.