Robot Olympiad held at DU


A two-day Bangladesh Robot Olympiad concluded on Saturday at Teacher-Student Center (TSC) of Dhaka University (DU), reports BSS. Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury Nowfel was present as chief guest while Pro-Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Muhammad Samad was present as special guest.

The Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering of DU and Bangladesh Open Source Network jointly organised the event, said a DU press release. Stressing on acquiring knowledge on Robotics, Deputy Minister Nowfel said, “Book distribution among students on the very first day of a year, free education, giving tiffin to school students, giving opportunity to learn computer at school level and digitalisation of education have been implemented because of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s timely decisions.”

Pro-VC Prof Samad said, “The new generation has to prepare with humanitarian values along with scientific development.” Chairman of the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering of DU Dr Shamim Ahmed Dewan presided over the inaugural session while President of Bangladesh Robot Olympiad Prof Dr Lafifa Jamal, General Secretary of Bangladesh Open Source Network Monir Hassan, among others, addressed the programme. Around 400 students from different schools of the country participated in the Olympiad.