ISLAMABAD - The winners of “Science and Mathematics Olympiad-2013” were awarded certificates and prizes here at Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF).“Science and Mathematics Olympiad-2013” was a joint venture of PSF and Federal Directorate of Education (FDE).PSF Chairman Prof Dr Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto was the chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony, attended by students, teachers and scientists from different research and development  (R&D) organisations.  FDE DG Dr Shahnaz A Riaz, PSF Member Finance Haider Zaman Khattak, FDE Director Training Abdul Waheed, PSF Chief Scientific Officer Dr HU Khan and Principal Scientific Officer Dr Naushaba Atta were also present on this occasion.As part of science popularisation activities PSF also liaises with FDE for arranging Science Expos, essay and poster competitions. PSF is already undertaking these two important programmes in collaboration with FDE. For further expansion of mutual activities PSF collaborated with FDE to conduct Science & Mathematics Olympiad 2013 for the students. The final competition and prize distribution ceremony was held on January 28, 2014 at PSF Auditorium. The Olympiad was aimed at inspiring and inculcating creative approach among the young students.Prior to this, the competition was arranged at the all the schools associated with FDE at primary level. All students of primary level participated in the competition. Two toppers from each school were selected and competition was held on sector level. From each sector 10 top position holders were selected for final competition held on January 28, 2014 at PSF and 60 students participated in it. Result of the said competition was announced on the same day.PSF Chairman Prof Dr Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, FDE DG Dr Shahnaz A Riaz, FDE Director Training Mr. Abdul Waheed and PSF Chief Scientific Officer Dr HU Khan addressed the prize distribution ceremony.Addressing the ceremony, the PSF chairman said the Foundation despite meagre financial resources is carrying out different science activities for the students across the country. Dr Ibupoto said he felt pleasure while being present among galaxy of young scientists who will play their role in development of the country in coming days.

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 30-Jan-2014 here.