By Syed Shukur Ali Shuvo
DHAKA, May 18, 2017 (BSS) - With an objective to further encourage the new generations towards the science and technology based education, the government has undertaken a project to establish Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre at the divisional level.
"The government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has a plan to encourage children as well as young generations to learn science and technology more and more," Science and Technology Minister Architect Yeafesh Osman told BSS here today.
He said the novo theatre would be a centre of excellence for science and technology education as well as entertainment at the divisional level.
According to the project details, the government would establish Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre in Rajshahi, Barishal, Rangpur, Chittagong, Khulna, Sylhet and Mymensingh cities.
The Science and Technology Ministry would set up all the novo theatres at the divisional headquarters across the country. The proposed novo theatres would be built similar to the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre in Dhaka.
Under the project, different equipment like planetarium with digital projector system, scientific and digital exhibits, 3D simulation theatre and telescope would be procured for the theatre. All these theatres would hopefully erase various prejudices prevailing in the society.
Meanwhile, the minister said, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre in Rajshahi having 3D map was finalized after getting nod from the Prime Minister on February 15, 2017.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre in Barishal would be constructed on 10 acres of land at Debipur and Gangahari moujas under Sadar upazila. Preparation for the Development of Project Proforma (DPP) is now underway.
Besides, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre in Chittagong would be constructed on seven acres of land at Bakalia mouja and another novo theatre would be set up on 10 acres of land at golabaria mouza under Batiaghata upalzia in Khulna.
As per the government's instruction, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatres would be constructed in Sylhet and Mymensinh division.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the authorities concerned to establish similar Novo Theatres at divisional headquarters in the country. Science and technology education is very much important for making "Digital Bangladesh" a success by 2021.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)