A three-day science fair began at Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research compound in Dhaka on Thursday with a view to building a science-minded nation and making use of technology in all spheres of life.
Science and technology minister Yeafesh Osman inaugurated the fair as the chief guest where secretary of the ministry Anwar Hossain and former Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University vice-chancellor Pran Gopal Datta were present as the special guest.
BCSIR chairman d Faruque Ahmed president over the event. Yeafesh Osman said that the government was allocating enough fund for researchers and instalment of infrastructure.
He stressed sustainable technology invention and research on public interest issue beside the basic research for the development of the country.
Professor Pran Gopal Datta urged the youth to take up research as the country needs more researchers for development.
BCSIR chairman Faruque Ahmed said that the institution had been organising the fair for years for inspiring young people in doing research works.
At least 78 schools, research organisations and individuals are participated in the fair.
The students of Holy Cross School, Viqarunnisa Noon School and College, BCSIR School and College and Bir Shreshtha Noor Mohammad Public College are taking part in the fair.
The fair is open for all from 10:00am to 7:00pm until Saturday.
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