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Bangladesh, holding a team of six students, has been rewarded in the 13th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO). The Bangladeshi team was rewarded with three silver and three bronze medals. This international event was held at Bali in Indonesia from 2-11 December.
Tahmid Mosaddek of Notre Dame College and Fardim Munir of Sir John Wilson School in Dhaka and AKM Sadman Mahmud Abir of Pabna Zilla School won the silver medals and the three bronze medals belonged to Ahmed Nafis Farhan of Nasirabad Govt High School, Chittagong, Nihal Zuhaer Parosh Miaji of Comilla Zilla School, and Miraz Ahmed Saadi of BAF Shaheen School, Dhaka.
From 48 countries around the world, total 276 students took participation in IJSO of 2016. As per the press release, Bangladesh took part in this event for the second time.
With a view to select six eligible students through a nationwide competition, the Bangladesh Junior Science Olympiad has been organized jointly by Bangladesh Freedom Foundation (BFF) and Society for Popularization of Science, Bangladesh (SPSB). This winning team was sponsored by Al-Arafah Islami Bank.
To participate in this international event, the Bangladesh team was led by Professor Farseem Mannan Mohammedy of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, along with two associates Morshed Alam, programme officer of BFF, and Junaidul Islam, assistant academic coordinator of SPSB.
Some of the prominent personalities of Bangladesh, like Prof Jamilur Reza Choudhury, vice-chancellor of University of Asia Pacific and chairman of BFF's board of trustees, and Prof Zafar Iqbal of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, congratulated the winners.
This is really awesome that the running students of our country have carried pride for us by achieving victory from such an international event which, once again, has proved that students are the real future of a country. It is a fact that if the students are able to snatch such victory from the outer world, especially during their study period, then we can’t even imagine what they can do and what they can achieve for the country in coming future if they are nurtured properly. We all should think about it.