Ahlan Sabah Ferdous
VIQARUNNISA Noon Science Club organised its 12th science festival with a motto to tackle natural disasters. The main slogan was "Biponno Dhoroni Amar, Ei Amader Shopno Khamar." The Baily Road premises of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College was reverberating with over 400 scientific projects presented by our little geniuses starting from 12th March 2008 and ending on 15th of March. Like the past years, this long awaited festival was also inspiring and fruitful enough to encourage our students to use the path of science to make life better. Moreover, it was the 12th year of the club, which made the festival a very special one.
The opening ceremony was held with the the Vice Chancellor of BUET, Dr. A. M.M. Shafiullah as the chief guest and the chairman of the governing body of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College and divisional commissioner Mr. Ekram Ahmed as special guest. The director of Viqarunnisa Noon Science Club, chief patron and acting principal of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College Mrs. Rokeya Atkter Begum was also present.
In the display of projects by the students of Viqarunnisa noon school and college many innovative ideas were brought to focus by these young scientists who truly accentuated the changes in our lifestyle and how science is behind all of that. The projects were divided into groups according to the classes. Junior-1 was from class V-VII, junior-2 from class VIII-X and senior section was from college. To name a few of the projects-Light emitter using kinetic energy, Result making software, Geo thermal power plan, Water resource management and Effective methods of jute diversification would be the ones worth mentioning.
The projects demonstrated by the psychology department of college were Exam phobia, Autism and Criminal minds.
Apart from them, the club arranged many other programmes that featured inter school and inter college extempore speech contest on science related topics, quiz competition, maths, physics and newly introduced chemistry and astro olympiads where a number of students of various schools and colleges took part. There was also an event featuring the sky observatory.
On 12th March there was an inter wing quiz competition where the students of different wings of Viqarunnisa Noon School participated. The team from the main morning shift ( Baily Road ) was the champion while the main day shift (Baily Road) followed them and won the runner up position.
On the 13th, similar programmes were held which gained massive success. Different schools and colleges participated in the programmes. St joseph, Viqarunnisa, BAF Shahin, Rifles Public, Government Lab School excelled in school competitions where Notre Dame College, Viqarrunnisa Noon, Dhaka College and Dhaka Residential Model College aced the college level competitions.
On the 14th, it was inter school and inter college General Knowledge competition. St Gregory's won the championship in inter school quiz competition where St. Joseph was runner up. in college section St.Joseph kept all other teams behind and became champion and Dhaka College became the runner up.
On the 15th, there was a special event of parliamentary type friendly debate between Notre Dame Debating Club and Viqarunnisa Noon Debating Club on the topic 'Because of the forward bias of information technology, the depletion level of love is decreasing'.
The closing ceremony was one of the most special events of the fair so far with all the participants eagerly waiting to know the final results. The chief guest of the ceremony was the chairman of PSC, with Dr.Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, Ekram Ahmed and Md. Nurul Amin MD and CEO of NCC bank as special guests. After the encouraging speeches by the luminaries the names of the winners were announced. With huge applause and cheers from the crowd the winners received their crests and certificates. The first prize went for the project titled "Saving city from earth quake hazard' from junior-1 section, "to collect and save electricity from thunder-clap " was quoted the best project from junior -2 section. While the best project from senior section was 'water resource management'.
Psycology section took the best project crest for their 'Exam phobia'.
As it was the 12th festival, all the panel members of the previous 11 years from the science club were invited for a small reunion. It was also a very touchy moment for us as our respected Mrs Rokeya Akhter Begum, stepped into the last year as the director of science club. She has been the soul of our club all throughout.
Like every year the festival organized by VNSC motivated the young minds to shape themselves to get ready for this age of technology as well as to use the technology for the betterment of mankind in their practical lives.
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