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KR Eshraqa to sponsor MoE’s 3rd Oman Science Festival

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MUSCAT: In continuing its efforts to encourage young people to take up scientific disciplines and work towards creating a knowledge economy, Khimji Ramdas’ (KR) Eshraqa has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education (MoE) to sponsor the 3rd Oman Science Festival. The agreement was signed by Dr Abdullah bin Khamis Ambusaidi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Education for Education and Mahmood bin Khalifa al Saqri, Manager of Eshraqa, Khimji Ramdas’ Social Development Arm.

Scheduled to be held at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) in October 2022, the Science Festival will present science to students in an easy and interactive way that will motivate them to achieve excellence in the fields of science, innovation, and research. Organised under the theme, “With Science, We Meet Again”, this festival will encourage students to recognise the importance of science in everyday life and help them to keep pace with global trends in science and technology.

Announcing their partnership with the MoE, Nailesh Khimji, Director of Khimji Ramdas Group stated, “Under the able and visionary guidance of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik, our country is steadily working towards achieving Oman’s Vision 2040. We at Eshraqa Stemazone are delighted to be part of MoE’s unique knowledge forum that brings students together with decision-makers, thinkers, academicians, and experts from inside and outside the Sultanate of Oman. It is a perfect synergy of both creativity and innovation. Our Stemazone programmes promote a scientific temperament among children to build an ecosystem of innovation and technological progress.”

Various international organisations, as well as government, private, and military sector institutions in Oman, are expected to participate in the Festival. There will be interactive programmes, hackathons, competitions, scientific shows, and workshops on programming, robotics, and other STEMA (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Arts) subjects.

In this regard, Dr Abdullah bin Khamis Ambusaidi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Education for Education (Chairman of the Main Committee of the Oman Science Festival 2022), said: “Our partnership with the Khimji Ramdas Group comes in several fields, including the field of science and innovation. It has launched a number of educational initiatives such as Stemazone, and sponsored the Oman Science Festival to contribute to empowering students, raising their awareness of the importance of science, creativity, and innovation, and encouraging them to keep abreast of the latest developments in the fields of digital and scientific development because of their importance and a close and direct connection with the daily lives of students’ lives.”

“We are pleased to witness the tireless efforts that the group is making and harnessing its capabilities for the sake of this country and its people, as we value the group’s contribution to the Oman Science Festival, which will be implemented in October 2022, and which is the most prominent national scientific event implemented and supervised by the ministry and with the participation of a considerable number of governmental, military, and private institutions. We look forward to partnering with the Khimji Ramdas in more educational initiatives to uplift students’ knowledge.”

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