Training on ‘Robot making’ underway in Cumilla amid students’ enthusiasm

A training programme on ‘making robots’ for students of classes V to X started at the laboratories of Cumilla Collectorate School and College and District administration lab creating enthusiasm among young learners.

Organized by Cumilla Robotics and Programming Club the objective of the training is to improve the technological knowledge among the students and make them interested in scientific inventions.

Over 700 students from 16 educational institutions in Cumilla city first took part in a three-day workshop. From among them, 120 students were selected for this training, said assistant Commissioner Kaniz Fatema, officer-in-charge of the ICT department of the district administration.

Besides, training will be arranged in every upazila on the initiative of Cumilla Robotics and Programming Club, she added.

During a visit the UNB correspondent found the students busy with their training. In the district administration lab, the body print of the robot is running on the 3D printer. In addition, students are working with sensors.

Mahmuda bin Mohsin, a 10th grader of Cumilla High School, said, “I can learn many things from this training. This is a new experience. I hope I can do something good through this workshop”.

Shirin Akhter, a guardian, said “My daughter Jinat Akhter is in 10th grade. She has been interested in technology since childhood. She is very happy to come to this workshop”.

Training on ‘Robot making’ underway in Cumilla amid students’ enthusiasm

Sanjit Mandal, head of the coaching team, said there are 5 students from Cumilla University acting as trainers. Students are really interested in technology and they are learning new things, he added. “I hope they will be able to show their technological talent through it”.

Cumilla Victoria Government College Principal Abu Jafar Khan said, this is an exceptional initiative and it will benefit the students. Like the district administration, “We will also arrange technology-based training for the students”, he added

Cumilla Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Kamrul Hasan said, “We are working to create skilled innovators to meet the challenges of making Bangladesh a developed nation by 2041 as envisioned by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Fourth Industrial Revolution ”.

Cumilla Robotics and Programming Club has been formed in this regard, he added.

Mohammad Kamrul, also the President of Cumilla Robotics and Programming Club said Robotics and programming competitions will be organized at the national level with 100 students soon.

Source: United News of Bangladesh