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Biggan Utshob for school students kicks off in city

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  • 30 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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Biggan Utshob for school students kicks off in city

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The second edition of the nation-wide ‘bKash-BigganChinta Biggan Utshob’ was inaugurated on the premises of St Joseph Higher Secondary School in the capital on Saturday.

The inaugural phase of the festival started with the participation of students from 83 schools of Dhaka, jointly organised by bKash and science-based monthly magazine BigganChinta. They presented around 97 projects in groups.

The Biggan Utshob was inaugurated by academician and author Dr Muhammed Zafar Iqbal.

Chief External and Corporate Affairs Officer of bKash Maj Gen (retd) Sheikh Md Monirul Islam, BigganChinta editor Abdul Qayyum, Professor of Theoretical Physics Department of Dhaka University Dr Arshad Momen, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor Shahidur Rashid Bhuiyan, St Joseph Higher Secondary School Principal Brother Leo Pereira, Satire writer and cartoonist Ahsan Habib, Kishore Alo editor and fiction writer Anisul Hoque, Bangladesh Mathematical Olympiad Committee General Secretary Munir Hasan, EVP and Head of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Humayun Kabir and General Manager Sayma Ahsan from bKash, Researcher and Professor Mirza Hasanuzzaman and BigganChinta Executive Editor Abul Bashar were also present at the event.

This year’s science festival will also be held in Chattogram, Rajshahi, Sylhet, Barisal, Rangpur and Khulna divisions and the final stage will be held in Dhaka.

The top ten science projects have been awarded. Besides, prizes were distributed to top 10 winners in lower secondary and top 10 winners in secondary who participated in the quiz.

Winners will be awarded in the final phase among participating students from across the country.