Earth Science Week-2020, Bangladesh held
Published: 18 Oct 2020 Updated: 18 Oct 2020
The American Geosciences Institute has been organizing the international event called Earth Science Week since October 1999.
This year BRAINEX Bangladesh and Daily Samakal Suhrid Samabesh have joined it. The daily SAMAKAL is a leading newspaper in Bangladesh.
On this occasion, the event was celebrated from October 11-17 through various events, including photography competitions, online essay competition and online seminars. This year's theme was "Earth Materials in Our Lives." .
A special online seminar was organized on the closing day on October 17 and the names of winners of the competition were announced.
Sirajul Abed, Assistant Editor of Daily Samakal and Organizer of Samakal Suhrid Samabesh was the chief guest of the occasion. The keynote speaker of the seminar was Nadir Hossain, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Dhaka Imperial College.
The event was presided over by Md. Mashiur Rahman, Coordinator of Earth Science Week, Bangladesh, former Head of Physics Department, Shaheed Police Smrity College, Dhaka. Special guests were Mosharraf Hossain Majumder, Chairman, Brainex Bangladesh, Md. Abdus Sattar, Managing Director, Md. Ohiduzzaman, Director (Finance).
Besides, Saad Anwar, Samir secretary of Mirpur Samakal Suhrid Samabesh and others were also involved online.
The theme of the seminar was "How Renewable Energy Can Save Our World?"
At the beginning, Rashed Parvez spoke about Earth Science Week among the panel members. He spoke on how renewable energy can save the earth. Tariqul Islam, President of Samakal Suhrid Samabesh Mirpur, one of the panel members, said in his speech that renewable energy can meet about 13% of our demand and the rest is being taken from fossil fuels so we have to use renewable energy properly in the context of our country.
Nadir Hossain, the keynote speaker of the program, then gave his informative speech. saying that Iceland is the only country in the world that was almost 100 percent dependent on renewable energy. Iceland should followed by a country like ours in tackling global warming. Countries in the developed world are still struggling to cope with global warming.
He further said that the government and various institutions of our country should make everyone more enthusiastic in using renewable energy at all levels.
Then the special guests of the ceremony gave valuable speeches. Mosharraf Hossain said, Brainx Bangladesh will always be by the side of such innovative work. Abdus Sattar said that such programs need to be held continuously to encourage the youth.
Sirajul Abed, Assistant Editor of Daily Samakal and Organizer of Samakal Suhrid Samabesh was the chief guest of the program. He said that Samakal has always been encouraging the practice of science. Such an arrangement is very important for the younger generation. He said a part of Cox's Bazar, the longest beach in Bangladesh, has recently collapsed. This adverse nature is the result of human activity. Daily 20 tonnes of waste from tourist hotels in Cox's Bazar mixes directly into the sea water. We all need to come forward to protect the environment.
He then announced the winners of the Essay and Photography competitions.
The winners of the photography competition are: 1, Mushfiqur Zaman Rifat 2. Tushar Khan 3. Mehdi Hasan
The winners of the essay competition include Minhaj Abedin Zidane II. Sheikh Sabera Alam Anu 3. Md. Sadman Muttaki. Everyone congratulated the winners and the winners expressed their feelings.
In his closing remarks, the president hoped to hold the event at a larger scale in the future and thanked everyone.