In pictures: First-ever science festival in Thar attracts people in droves

The first-ever Thar Science Festival kicked off at Mithi's Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Cultural Complex on Wednesday.

A collaboration of Thar Education Alliance, Alif Ailan and others, the two-day festival aims at encouraging the region's students to focus on science and mathematics.

Deputy Commissioner Thar Dr Abdul Hafeez Siyal, chief of Thar Education Alliance's Partab Shivani and Chief Monitoring Officer Thar Samiullah Sanjarani inaugurated the event, as students from around 73 schools — both government and private — exhibited their miniature scientific models.

The festival attracted thousands of students, teachers, entrepreneurs, science specialists, government officials and local political leaders.

Organisations such as Learn-o-Bots, Advon, Science Fuse, Robotech and Pakistan Science Foundation also conducted live experiments at the event in order to boost the interest of Thar's students in science.

Students participate in Thar Science Festival  Photo by author
Students participate in Thar Science Festival — Photo by author

Students participate in Thar Science Festival  Photo by author
Students participate in Thar Science Festival — Photo by author

Students participate in Thar Science Festival  Photo by author
Students participate in Thar Science Festival — Photo by author

A model at Thar Science Festival  Photo by author
A model at Thar Science Festival — Photo by author

Students participate in Thar Science Festival  Photo by author
Students participate in Thar Science Festival — Photo by author

Thar Science Festival  Photo by author
Thar Science Festival — Photo by author

Students participate in Thar Science Festival  Photo by author
Students participate in Thar Science Festival — Photo by author

Students participate in Thar Science Festival  Photo by author
Students participate in Thar Science Festival — Photo by author

A model at Thar Science Festival  Photo by author
A model at Thar Science Festival — Photo by author

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