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'Science Fest' held in Sylhet
With much enthusiasm and festivity, a large number of school students participated in the 'Biggan Chinta-bKash Science Fest' at Border Guard Public School and College in Sylhet on September 7. The country's largest mobile financial service provider, bKash and the leading science related monthly publication, Biggan Chinta, jointly organised the festival where different events including exhibition of science projects, quiz competition, question-answer session, lecture by renowned teachers of the country, robot exhibition, science magic, orientation with various science books, cultural show and prize-giving session for winners took place. Students from class VI to X presented captivating science projects. The programme was attended, among others, by Abdul Quayyum, editor of Biggan Chinta, Humayun Kabir, head of regulatory and corporate affairs of bKash, and noted teachers from reputed schools and colleges of Sylhet. To promote science practice among the school students, this programme started from Dhaka. Following that, the fest was successfully held in Chattogram, Rangpur, Khulna and Barishal.
Tree plantation programme launched in Khulna
KHULNA: Khulna District Administration with the support of Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) here on Wednesday formally launched programme of transplanting tree saplings in the city with the aims for safeguarding the city environment and biodiversity. Under the Green Belt Programme with an aim for transplanting 16 lakh trees to build an environment friendly green Khulna city, deputy commissioner Md Helal Hossain launched the programme early today adjacent to government officers dormitories besides K D Ghosh Road in the city. The DC opened the programme through transplanting several tree sapling besides the Road, urged the city dwellers to extend their whole-hearted support to make the programme a total success. Discussing and devising ways and means on how to attain the transplantation goal he said massive tree plantation can help reduce carbon emission at a substantial level and that is very important to protect ecological balance in the coastal belt.
Workshop on manure management held at BAU
Staff Reporter, Mymensingh
A project workshop titled 'Deep Bedded Pack System in Manure Management for Environmentally Friendly Animal and Safe Food Production in Bangladesh' was held at Qazi Fazlur Rahim Conference Room of Animal Husbandry Faculty of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) on Wednesday afternoon. On the project workshop, BAU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Lutful Hassan addressed as chief guest while Animal Husbandry Faculty dean Prof DrMdNurul Islam and senior general manager of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation Dr. Akond MdRafiqul Islam were addressed as special guest. Director of BAU Research System (BAURES) Prof Dr M A M YahiaKhandoker presided over the program. On the project workshop, Principal Investigator (PI) of the research project Prof Dr. A K M AhsanKabir of Animal Science department presented the keynote paper. Prof Dr. A K M AhsanKabir said, there is a good number of large animal in Bangladesh. They excrete a huge amount of feces and urine. This feces and urine have a good nutrients profile. We try to develop a new technology to manage the huge number of wastes which excretes from large animals and that technology will reduce the threat of global warming. The project research work is undergoing.