Rosatom hosts Science Festival Infact 2017 in the capital
A Monitor Report
01 Oct, 2017  |
School children taking interest in a science-based game at Novotheatre in the city during the festival
: Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM hosted a four-day science festival titled "InFact 2017" from September 25-28 in Dhaka.
The festival was formally inaugurated on September 26 at a ceremony, held at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novotheatre Dhaka. The main goal of the festival is to raise awareness among the young generation in Bangladesh in the nuclear field and to promote science and technology.
The festival included various programmes like lecture sessions with the participation of Russian and Bangladeshi experts, demonstration of documentary films, interactive sessions, intellectual games, popular science talk shows, among others.
The Festival which took place at different venues: Jahangirnagar University on September 25, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novotheatre Dhaka and University of Dhaka on September 26 , Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and Russian Centre of Science and Culture Dhaka on September 27 and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novotheatre Dhaka on September 28.
Aleksey Pimenov, Regional Vice-President of Rosatom South Asia, said, "Not only will the Science Festival become a venue for popularisation of science and an instrument for generation of ideas for subsequent development, it will also facilitate strengthening international relations. The Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant is a symbol of Russian-Bangladeshi relations in the area of nuclear energy. We hope that Russian-Bangladesh cooperation will continue to develop successfully and the festival will give an opportunity to the participants to learn how nuclear technologies facilitate improvement of the quality of life of the population, about current practices of their use and their role in sustainable development of the country."
Rostislav Kuznetsov, Head of Radiochemistry, Dimitrovgrad Engineering Technological Institute; Dr Sharabura Tatiana, Radiation Oncologist,; Elia Kabanov, a science journalist and Bangladeshi experts spoke at different sessions, organised for experts, journalists, students and teachers among others.
The festival is being managed by ANPO Energy of the Future, a concern of Rosatom and is supported by ASE Group of Companies, a subsidiary of ROSATOM, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novotheatre Dhaka , University of Dhaka, BUET Nuclear Engineering Club (BNEC), Jahangirnagar University, Russian Centre of Science and Culture Dhaka, Information Centre of Nuclear Energy (ICONE) in Dhaka.