Three Pakistani madrassa students from Bait-ul-Salam, Talagang, have qualified for the final round of TEKNOFEST 2020 to be held in Turkey from September 22-27.
According to the details, the team, Blatu of Madrassa Bait-ul-Islam had registered for the competition. The team applied in the category of Technology for Humanity Social-Innovation. It topped the category with 87 points out of 100.
However, this is not the first time the students from Madrassa Bait-ul-Islam will take part in any competition. Earlier, the students of the madrassa earned recognition in 2019. In 2019, Bait-ul-Salam students had won the Robofiesta- a robotic competition held at HITEC University in Taxila last year. The Bait-ul-Salam robotic team won the championship by defeating students of more than 20 universities.
Pakistani 🇵🇰 madrassa “Baitussalam” talagang’s team – Team Baltu, has qualified for the final rounds of Turkey’s biggest space and technology festival, #TekniFest2020.
The mentioned madrassa has also won many times against university students at HITEC Uni, Taxila and GIKI. pic.twitter.com/izqDE7PWBw— Scientia (@MagScientia) July 24, 2020
Not just this, they also lifted the trophies for the best Urdu speech and Spelling bee championship during the same competition.
What is TEKNOFEST
TEKNOFEST Istanbul, short for TEKNOFEST Istanbul Aerospace and Technology Festival, is a festival of aviation, aerospace, and technology. The festival was held at Islamabad New Airport of Turkey between September 20-23, 2018. This year the festival will be held at Gaziantep.
The competition will be held in different categories- Biotechnology Innovation Competition, Agricultural Technologies Competition, Environment, and Energy Technologies Competition, Intelligent Transportation Competition, Educational Technologies Competition, Helicopter Design Competition, Jet Engine Design Competition.
In 2019, the contest was organized on Istanbul Attaturk Airport. Nearly, 1.7 million people attended the festival. Teknofest will be held in different cities of Anatolia in even year and Istanbul in odd years.
A team of students from Jamia Bait-ul-Salam in Talagang, have redefined these stereotypes by qualifying for the final round of Turkey’s biggest tech competition, #TEKNOFEST.#Pakistani #Talent #teknofest2020 #Turkey pic.twitter.com/jxCd23FpKv— Concept TV News (@ConceptTVNews) July 25, 2020
Organized by the Turkish Technology Team Foundation (T3), it aims to help develop public awareness for technology especially for national production. The event is sponsored by government bodies, private companies, and academic institutions. Activities that take place during the festival, are seminars, award-winning technology competitions, exhibitions of domestic technology enterprises.
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Also, it hosts a summit of the international venture and aviation demonstrations, including parachuting, air shows of “Solo Turk”, “Turkish Stars” and international professional aviation teams. A wide range of age groups, from secondary school students to university graduates, are allowed to develop their projects with the help of technical equipment.
For the contest “The HackIstanbul 2018 Capture the Flag”, organized in cooperation with the European Cyber Security Organization (ECSO) and Romanian Government.
People hope that the three qualified Pakistani madrassa students will win the competition TEKNOFEST in Turkey.