Thar Science Festival – 2021 held successfully by TEA, ECOSF and Local Government of Tharparkar

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Two-day Thar Science Festival- 2021 was organized by Thar Education Alliance (TEA), ECOSF and District Government of Tharparkar in collaboration with other national/international organizations on 26-27 March 2021 at Mithi, Tharpakar, Pakistan. Students especially a large number of female students participated in the event and presented their scientific models. It was amazing to see the talent of students from a backward area!

The event was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner of Tharparkar District Mr. Muhammad Nawaz Sohoo who appreciated TEA and other organizers for arranging such events to promote science education. Mr. Verji Kolhi Special Assistant to the Chief Minister of Sindh and Dr. Mahesh Kumar Malani Member of National Assembly of Pakistan also attended the Festival and visited the stall set by the students show casing their scientific talent.

As reported by TEA, 11781 persons from all walks of life attended the event. Among them, more than 10000 were students/children from public and private schools who showcased different science models on COVID-19, solar energy, solar system, water reservoirs, human skeleton and others. The passion of the students for science was fantastic. Visiting people were praiseworthy about the scientific talent of Thari students.

Different science organizations like Pakistan Science Club, Pakistan Science Foundation with their talent farming mobile lab, Robo-Tech, Ejaad- Tech also placed their stalls and performed their experiments, PAF-KIET and NAMAL University also placed their stall at the event along with their books stalls. Different sessions on enabling access and quality of girls in post primary grades, data driven campaign, champion for change, COVID-19 and its impact on socio economic condition, STEM education were organised. Panel discussions were also arranged wherein; experts, educationists and policy makers discussed the promotion of science education in the area and beyond.

The event provided an opportunity to the students and local people to demonstrate their talent and develop innovative techniques and networking for future collaboration.

The participants expressed their joy and said that these kinds of festivals, events should be held more frequently and in more geographical regions to promote work in the fields of science, technology and innovation throughout Pakistan. Such actions will ensure future need of scientific human resource and development of the country on sustainable basis. Some clicks of the event are shown below:

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