Islamabad - Week-long activities of `National Science Fair’ at Pakistan Museum for Natural History (PMNH) concluded after entertaining and educating youth through display of variety of scientific innovations and informative pavilions.

The National Science Fair, opened from December 2, displayed around 150 stalls which attracted the youth from across the country especially twin cities.

A large number of students from different provinces thronged the stalls to get enlightened of the latest scientific discoveries and trends and enjoy the festival like environment. “Such exhibitions must be arranged frequently to disseminate the valuable knowledge of latest scientific developments among the students from far flung areas”,Saad Rafique, a visitor said.

 The pavilion for special attractions featured food court, handicraft stalls, book stalls, nature painting, Lok Virsa theater, putli tamasha, planetarium world, nature products, booth for health check, pets pavilion, aquaria, 3-D movies, dinosaurs show, lunch with a dignitary, swings for children, hot air balloon, air show and robot show etc.

PMNH was open for public to see various exhibits including the biggest fish in the world, blue whale, animated dinosaurs, 30 million years old Balochitherium, biodiversity hall, world of birds, world of insects, world of fishes, Marine life, fossils gallery, precious minerals gallery, rock types of Pakistan, cave life, rock garden and many more. Science Fair was a part of the World Science Day celebrated on November 10 every year.

Ministry of Science and Technology, all relevant ministries, educational institutions, Science Societies, NGOs, Defense organizations, agricultural departments, biodiversity, natural resources, wildlife, fisheries and environment departments, community hygiene and health organizations, Tourism Department, CDA, Firefighting Department, horticulture, OGDCL, oil exploring companies and Meteorological Department are participating in the National Science Fair.

The fair was inaugurated by Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussain who visited the stalls setup in the Fair and appreciated the effort.

Federal Secretary for Science and Technology, Fazal Abbas Maken, Pakistan Science Foundation Chairman Professor Dr Muhammad Ashraf, heads of Science and Technology organizations, educational institutions and students attended the inaugural ceremony.