First-ever science festival in Thar, Pakistan

Feb 17, 2018 by

Students participate in Thar Science Festival — Photo by author

Students participate in Thar Science Festival – Hanif Samoon

Thousands of students from 73 regional schools attended the opening day of the two-day event.

The first-ever Thar Science Festival kicked off at Mithi’s Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Cultural Complex on Wednesday.

A collaboration of Thar Education Alliance, Alif Ailan and others, the two-day festival aims at encouraging the region’s students to focus on science and mathematics.

Deputy Commissioner Thar Dr Abdul Hafeez Siyal, chief of Thar Education Alliance’s Partab Shivani and Chief Monitoring Officer Thar Samiullah Sanjarani inaugurated the event, as students from around 73 schools — both government and private — exhibited their miniature scientific models.

The festival attracted thousands of students, teachers, entrepreneurs, science specialists, government officials and local political leaders.

Organisations such as Learn-o-Bots, Advon, Science Fuse, Robotech and Pakistan Science Foundation also conducted live experiments at the event in order to boost the interest of Thar’s students in science.


First-ever science festival in Thar attracts people in droves – Pakistan – DAWN.COM

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.