08 May 2024, 16:23

Two-day science and technology week begins in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, May 8, 2024 (BSS) - A two-day-long district level 45th national science and technology week began here today aimed at flourishing innovative energy among the youths besides generating awareness among them.
District administration organized the event at Rajshahi Court Academy with the theme of "Science and Technology: Innovation Prosperity" supported by the National Science and Technology Museum.

In the two-day event, science fair and national science Olympiad is being celebrated.
Various schools, colleges and science organisations and clubs from different parts of the district are taking part in the fair displaying their scientific and ICT related innovations in 75 stalls.
The main objective of the week is to encourage the young scientists towards more innovation alongside flourishing their talents and building a science-minded and knowledge-based society.
The fair, featured with science-related seminars and symposiums, will remain open from 10 am to 6 pm for all until May 9.
Commissioner of Rajshahi division Dr Dewan Muhammad Humayun Kabir addressed the opening ceremony as the chief guest, while Deputy Commissioner Shamim Ahmed was in the chair.

Additional Deputy Inspector General of Police Saiful Islam, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mohinul Hassan and Executive Magistrates Ashiique Zaman and Fabliha Anbar also spoke.

Commissioner Dr Humayun Kabir 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.
Dr Kabir also said collective efforts of all quarters, including teachers and parents, has become crucial to prevent abuse of the internet and its abuses by the youths because the issue has been turning into an alarming condition.
Addiction to the internet as well as its abuse has been creating negative impacts in society. So, its trend needs to be addressed collectively for the sake of building the present students as worthy citizens.
He urged the attending students not to become addicted to the smartphone but take only its benefits. This is the time for the students to become smart by themselves through enriching them with knowledge.
He defined that smartphones have both merits and demerits and the students and youths should extend their level of knowledge after the best uses of the merits.

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