ROSATOM is going to host a four-day science festival titled “InFact” from tomorrow here with a view to raising awareness on nuclear.
The festival will kick off at 10:30 am through a ceremony at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novotheatre in the capital, said a press release issued here today.
The main objective of the festival is to raise awareness among the young generation of the country about nuclear field and to promote science as well as technology, the release said.
The festival features lecture sessions with the participation of Russian and Bangladeshi experts, demonstration of documentary films, interactive sessions, intellectual games and popular science talk shows.
The festival will also take place at different venues – Jahangirnagar University on September 25, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novotheatre and University of Dhaka on September 26, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Russian Centre of Science and Culture on September 27 and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novotheatre on September 28, 2017.
Aleksey Pimenov, regional vice-president of Rosatom South Asia, said, “The science festival will not only become a venue for popularisation of science and an instrument for generation of ideas for subsequent development, but it will also facilitate strengthening international relations.”
He said the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant is a symbol of Russian-Bangladeshi relations in the area of nuclear energy, adding, “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 of Dimitrovgrad Engineering Technological Institute, Dr Sharabura Tatiana, radiation oncologist, Elia Kabanov, a science journalist, and Bangladeshi experts will speak at different sessions of the event.
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, University of Dhaka, BUET Nuclear Engineering Club, Jahangirnagar University, Russian Centre of Science and Culture as well as Information Centre of Nuclear Energy (ICONE), reports BSS.