A two daylong ‘National Science Festival-2018’ began at the Jahangirnagar University in Savar on Friday. Jahangirnagar University Science Club organised the festival for the second time. Chief coordinator on sustainable development goals affairs in the prime minister’s office Abul Kalam Azad inaugurated the festival at the Zahir Raihan Auditorium premises in the morning. Abul Kalam Azad said, ‘Bangladesh still lags behind compared to other developing countries in science and technologies. The new generation will have to emphasize on research and innovation in modern science to uplift the society and the nation.’ Presided over by club president Shariyar Kabir Shohag, treasurer Professor Sheikh Md Monzurul Huq and adviser of the club Professor Khabir Uddin addressed the inaugural session as special guests, among others. A total of 10 universities, 20 colleges and 30 schools are taking part at the festival. The two-day festival will feature poster presentations, project exhibitions and quiz contests for university students and idea contests, robotic workshops and project presentations for the school and college students. The festival will conclude today.
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