A two-day long Bangladesh Robot Olympiad started at the premises of Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) of Dhaka University (DU) on Saturday, reports UNB.
Deputy minister of education Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury was present as the chief guest in the inaugural programme where pro vice-chancellor (VC) professor Muhammad Samad was present as the special guest.
The Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering of DU and Bangladesh Open Source Network jointly organised the event.
Urging the students to acquire knowledge on science, Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury said that the government has been providing free books to all students and also giving computer training at the primary stage.
"We also provide all kinds of instruments to build a modern and science oriented nation,” he said.
He suggested students to involve themselves with social and humanitarian activities beside the scientific tasks.
Chairman of the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering of DU Shamim Ahmed Dewan presided over the programme where president of Bangladesh Robot Olympiad professor Lafifa Jamal, general secretary of Bangladesh Open Source Network Monir Hassan were also present.
Around 400 students from different schools of the country are participating in the Olympiad.