Two-day Robot Olympiad begins at DU

A two-day long Bangladesh Robot Olympiad has begun today, September 06, 2019 at TSC premises of Dhaka University (DU). DU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the Olympiad. The Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering of DU and Bangladesh Open Source Network have jointly organized the event.

Chairman of the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering of DU Dr. Shamim Ahmed Dewan presided over the inaugural session while State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP addressed it as the chief guest. President of Bangladesh Robot Olympiad Prof. Dr. Lafifa Jamal, General Secretary of Bangladesh Open Source Network Monir Hassan and Chief Coordinator of Bangladesh Robot Olympiad Redwan Ferdous also addressed the program.

State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP urged the students to play effective role to develop education, health and agriculture sectors in Bangladesh by utilizing Robotics knowledge properly. He said, the government would provide financial support to establish a modern Robotics Lab at the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering of DU.

DU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman urged the young generation to play pioneering role to upgrade the human civilization through new and modern scientific inventions. He stressed the need for creating scientific mindset among the youth community to face challenges of the fourth industrial revolution. He called upon the new generation to prepare themselves with humanitarian values along with scientific development.

It may be mentioned that about 400 students from different schools of the country are participating in this Olympiad.

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(Md. Rafiqul Islam)

Deputy Director

Public Relations Office

University of Dhaka

A two-day long Bangladesh Robot Olympiad has begun today, September 06, 2019 at TSC premises of Dhaka University (DU). DU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated the Olympiad. The Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering of DU and Bangladesh Open Source Network have jointly organized the event. State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP was present on this occasion as chief guest. (Photo: DU PR Office)

 

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