LAHORE - The two-day Lahore Science Mela 2018 will begin at the Ali Institute of Education on January 27.
The event will feature a temporary science museum showing lively exhibits of science, art and culture. The event is being arranged by Khwarizmi Science Society (KSS). KSS is a non-profit association aimed at furthering the science culture in Pakistan’s educational institutions and in the general public.
In the science festival, participation from in and around the country is ensured by the organizers. There will be sessions on interaction among scientists, educators, doctors, engineers and public in the cultural hub of Pakistan.
The Lahore Science Mela will be exhibiting young exhibitors. They will excellently and confidently demonstrate their science projects and inventions, and educate others about the importance of analysing the scientific phenomena.
The science mela is open to all. This is the second edition of Lahore Science Mela that will bring home oft-forgotten reality that science is neither mere books nor dry facts, but a living entity that is capable of mesmerizing and leaving people spellbound.
Dr Hamid Zaman, a professor at Boston University, in his video upload on the Lahore Science Mela Facebook page welcomed visitors to the event. He said he was hopeful that festival would play a role in rejuvenating the spirit of inquiry and passion for discovery and invention among people.
The Khwarizmi Science Society, in partnership with the ECO Science Foundation, will also host delegates from Isfahan Mathematics House at the Lahore Science Mela 2018.
The Khwarizmi Science Society organizer said that a team coming from Iran will not only inspire young scientists, but also enlighten science students about theoretical and practical aspects of mathematics. As mathematics is considered to be a dry subject, it is one of the most important sciences and if taught well many children can be attracted to it.
Like technology and astronomy, mathematics is also the future of the coming generations.
It is pertinent to mention here that the University of Engineering and Technology will be showing an array of projects developed by engineering students, including autonomous wireless quadcopter, LED cube, self-balancing robots and robotic claw, at the event.