Aiming at disseminating and expanding ideas related to science and technology, a two-day science fair titled "Rajshahi University (RU) Science Club National Science Fiesta- 2022" began on its campus here today (Sep 24).
More than 1,500 students from different universities, colleges and schools are taking part in the two-day events displaying their scientific and ICT related innovations.
RU Science Club is hosting the fair at its Teachers Students Cultural Centre for the sixth consecutive time in association with the National Science and Technology Museum.
The main objective of the fair is to encourage the young scientists towards more innovation alongside flourishing their latent talents and building a science-minded and knowledge-based society.
RU Vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Golam Sabbir Sattar attended and addressed the opening ceremony as chief guest, while president of RU Science Club Abid Hassan was in the chair.
VC of Rabindra University Prof Shah Azam, VC of Barishal University Prof Sadequl Arefin, RU Pro-VC Prof Sultan-Ul-Islam and funder president of RU Science Club Prof Tariqul Hassan also spoke on the occasion.
VC Prof Golam Sabbir referred to various aspects of expanding science education towards the doorsteps of the students both in rural and urban areas saying there is no alternative to acquiring scientific knowledge to take forward the nation technologically.
Educational institutions should take more responsibility for expanding science education among the students, he said.
In addition to the inaugural ceremony, various events, including science Olympiad, programming contest, project show competition, poster presentation and wall magazine are being held on the opening day.
Various other programmes, including project show competition, poster presentation, wall magazine, scientific speech competition, painting competition and three-minute thesis competition, are scheduled to be held on the second and closing day.
BDST: 1613 HRS, SEP 24, 2022