LARKANA: A large number of school children along with their teachers, parents and companions visited the stalls established at a two-day “Science and Technology Festival” held on the lawn of Zulfikar Bagh.

The festival held under the aegis of Digital Gateway Society Pakistan (DGSP) in collaboration with Digital Larkana Consultancy Service (DLCS) concluded on Sunday with a pledge to make the event a regular feature.

The organisers read the response as tremendous from the students of various schools in the city participating in the event.

MNA and former Larkana district Nazim Kursheed Jonejo inaugurated the festival on Saturday evening along with DGSP founder chairman Dr Sajjad Mangi, Knowledge Centre founding director Prof Mukhtiar Samo Abdul Haque Soomro and Aziz Qasmani.

Talented school children displayed interesting projects at their stalls and briefed the visitors about the importance of information they extended through their creative works.

The models drawing special attention included obstacle-detecting driver-less vehicles, electrical locking system, working mechanism of cell phones, volcanoes eruption, irrigation system, solar system and suspension bridges besides other such scientific themes and technical realities.

Speaking at the concluding ceremony, MNA Jonejo said that with the advent of industrial revolution, things and society were changing fast and technology was making miracles which could not have been imagined previously.

Science and technology had made many things possible which were beyond imagination a few decades ago, he added.

Medical science and technology had developed so much that in the future with blessings to 5G, a doctor sitting in one country could operate upon a patient in another country, said the lawmaker, who is also Larkana district Pakistan Peoples Party president.

Prof Mukhtiar Samo said the models displayed in the festival had proved that the children of small cities were well aware of scientific and technological revolution in the world and trying to keep themself abreast with it.

He said science had made life easy. Even in the peak days of the coronavirus when the world was locked down, it was technology which kept people connected and life moving.

Dr Mangi said his organization was trying to educate and sensitize the young children of schools about the scientific and technological world because future belonged to those who were technically sound.

Senior Central Prison Superintendent Shuhabudin Siddique, Niaz Abro of the Larkana Shahri Ittehad, Sardar Nisar Ahmed Khakhrani and others also visited the festival.

Published in Dawn, February 15th, 2021

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