A daylong interschool science fair was held on the Huzrapur High School premises in Godagari upazila of Rajshahi on Sunday aiming to encourage young scientists to come forward to build a science-oriented nation, reports BSS.
The Center for Capacity Building of Voluntary Organisation (CCBVO) and Bangladesh Freedom Foundation (BFF) jointly organised the fair with support from the Science Education Development in Secondary Schools Project. The slogan of the fair is “To build science-based atmosphere: Technology is only the way of progress”.
More than 5,000 students from 45 science clubs took part in the fair to showcase their scientific and ICT innovations.
Godagari Upazila chirman Ishaque Ali, BFF executive director Sazzadur Rahman, former registrar of Rajshahi University Prof Abdus Salam, CCBVO president Mozammel Haque, Gogram Union Parishad chairman Mojibur Rahman and headmaster of Huzrapur High School Abul Kalam Azad, among others, spoke at the inaugural session of the fair with president of Aristotle Science Club Kokila Mardy in the chair.
Speaking on the occasion, upazila chirman Ishaque Ali said there is no alternative to flourishing science education in the country and promotion of science and technology is an urgent to take forward the nation successfully. He stressed expanding science education at the doorsteps of both rural and urban students, urging students and others science-minded people to come forward to build a technology- and knowledge-based nation.