BCSIR Science Fair begins in Rajshahi

Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) opened a three-day industrial science and technology fair-2020 on its Rajshahi campus on Sunday with the main thrust of making science and technology popular and projecting new innovations.

The fair with the slogan ‘in search of young scientists’ was inaugurated by Member (Finance) of BCSIR Shawkat Ali as the chief guest with BCSIR Director Dr Muhammad Ibrahim in the chair. Encouraging the young scientists alongside flourishing their innovative talents and building a science minded nation was also objective of the fair.

Shawkat Ali said a substantial and sustainable boosting the number of science-minded students has become indispensable for flourishing the sector of information and communication technology. There is no way but to wide-ranging promotion of the science and technology sector to take forward the nation successfully.

He referred to various aspects of expanding science education to the doorsteps of both rural and urban students and said there is no alternative of acquiring scientific knowledge to devise ways and means for advancing the nation technologically.

Ali also called for making the students and others science minded for building a technology and knowledge-based nation. The educational institutions should take the responsibility of enriching the students with scientific knowledge, he said.

Some 60 schools, colleges and science clubs are participating in the fair with more than 100 projects. Participants, divided into three age groups, will compete for the best award in the fair, the organizers told the participants. The juvenile scientists are showcasing their optimum projects that include power generation using biogas and solar power and Wi-Fi controlling system. One of the BCSIR officials said the fair remains open for visitors from 9am to 6pm every day.