National Science Fair in Islamabad: Over 100 organisations participate

National Science Fair in Islamabad: Over 100 organisations participate

ISLAMABAD (APP): Around 150 stalls at the week-long `National Science Fair' displaying variety of scientific innovations and informative pavilions continue to attract the youth from across the country especially twin cities.

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The National Science Fair, opened from December 2, is being arranged by Pakistan Museum for Natural history (PMNH), Pakistan Science Foundation and will conclude on Wednesday (December 7).

A large number of students from different provinces are thronging the stalls to get enlightened of the latest science discoveries and trends and enjoy the festival like environment.

"Such exhibitions must be arranged frequently to disseminate the valuable knowledge of latest scientific developments among the students from far flung areas",Saad Rafique, a visitor said.

Talking to APP, he said, this exhibition provided variety of information at a single platform as well as entertainment through colourful activities.

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Over 100 organizations are participating in the fair under the theme "Science and Technology: For Better Future". The Fair remains open for general public daily from 9:00am to 7:00pm.

Different scientific organizations showcased their scientific work in the exhibition through four pavilions including Science and Technology, educational institutions, unique research projects and special attractions for entertainment of the public.

The pavilion for special attractions featured food court, handicraft stalls, book stalls, nature painting, Lok Virsa theater, putli tamasha, planetarium world, nature products, booth for health check, pets pavilion, aquaria, 3-D movies, dinosaurs show, lunch with a dignitary, swings for children, hot air balloon, air show and robot show etc.

PMNH is open for public to see various exhibits including the biggest fish in the world, blue whale, animated dinosaurs, 30 million years old Balochitherium, biodiversity hall, world of birds, world of insects, world of fishes, Marine life, fossils gallery, precious minerals gallery, rock types of Pakistan, cave life, rock garden and many more.

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Science Fair was a part of the World Science Day celebrated on November 10 every year.

Ministry of Science and Technology, all relevant ministries, educational institutions, Science Societies, NGOs, Defense organizations, agricultural departments, biodiversity, natural resources, wildlife, fisheries and environment departments, community hygiene and health organizations, Tourism Department, CDA, Firefighting Department, horticulture, OGDCL, oil exploring companies and Meteorological Department are participating in the National Science Fair.

The fair was inaugurated by Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussain who visited over 150 stalls setup in the Fair and appreciated the effort.

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Federal Secretary for Science and Technology, Fazal Abbas Maken, Pakistan Science Foundation Chairman Professor Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, heads of Science and Technology organizations, educational institutions and students attended the inaugural ceremony.