The second Lahore Science Mela will open at Ali Institute of Education on Saturday.
The two-day festival is a science exhibit designed to help visitors explore scientific discoveries and milestones by Pakistanis.
Khwarizmi Science Society will host 70 exhibits of various government and non-government organizations for the event. Pakistan Science Club, PCSIR, JF Labs, Makeistan, Robokids, EjaadTech, Lahore Astronomical Society, the Planetary Society, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Government College and CECOS University from Peshawar will participate in the festival.
A team of mathematicians from Iran representing the Isfahan Mathematics House will also be present at the festival.
Students from Sukkur will be visiting the festival to represent IBA Sukkur. Various schools will take part in the festival and students will be given an opportunity to showcase their inventions.
The festival is open for public and will also showcase art, cultural exhibits and photography along with scientific exhibits. There will be food stalls for families.
A press release issued by Khwarizmi Science Society before the event said, “Our target audience is not just school children. We want to encourage interest in among adults as well. Although the world is moving forward towards a more technologically-sophisticated future, most children are moving away from science because it is considered a boring subject. We need to realize that science is not merely theoretical; we must provide practical science to our children so that their interest in science is retained. The festival offers this hands-on experience that parents look for when they take their children to such events. Our exhibits range from microscopic observations to observing the night sky; we have something for everyone!”
Khwarizmi Science Society is a non-profit organization. Established in 1997, it has been working on propagation of practical science among students and the general public. The society has arranged more than 150 events in two decades to raise awareness among teachers and parents and to introduce young scientists to practical science.
The series of events is part of a National Science Movement which aims to encourage young minds to explore, experiment and understand the processes behind scientific phenomena instead of treating science as a dry and dull subject.
MIT Technology Review, Suno FM 89.4 and TechJuice are the media partners of the Lahore Science Mela 2018.