ISLAMABAD, Dec 2 (APP): Federal Minister for Science and
Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussain Friday said the government is
taking effective steps for bridging the gap between scientific
knowledge and the general public.

“It is the need of the hour that we must play our role to
minimize the gap between scientific knowledge and society,” he said
while addressing the inaugural session of week-long `National
Science Fair’ held here.

The `National Science Fair’ is being arranged by Pakistan
Museum for Natural History (PMNH).

Rana Tanveer said rapid growth in science during the last 50
years has made it essential for the younger generation to get
science knowledge for excelling.

He said such exhibitions can prove as catalyst for promoting
scientific knowledge among the young scientists and researchers in
the current era of science and technology.

“This fair is indeed a golden opportunity for young generation
to think outside the box and inspire them to get scientific
knowledge for their brighter future”, Rana Tanveer said.

“It was an important event and opportunity for the students,
scientists and researchers to become part of science community”, he

He hoped Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) would continue its
efforts toward promotion of science culture in the society, along
with bringing solutions for the problems being faced by the country.

Chairman, Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), Dr. Muhammad Ashraf congratulated the staff of PMNH for their efforts for
arranging such an informative exhibition.

PMNH, he said, is diligently working for dissemination of
informal science education among the students, departments and

As many as 147 stalls of the items related to scientific
innovation were displayed by different departments, including a
number of food stalls.

A large number of students and visitors thronged the
exhibition and shown keen interest in the displayed models, science
books, dresses and other stuff.

Public and private institutions from all the four provinces
including Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan have also been
established in the festival.