Three Bangla books on nuclear energy unveiled at Ekushey Book Fair

- A Monitor Desk Report 09 Feb, 2019 | 2680 Views|-+
Dhaka: ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation of Russia and Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) jointly published three Bangla books on nuclear energy at Ekushey Book Fair 2019.

“Atomic Horizon” and “Various Professions in the Nuclear Industry” were translated from Russian language while, the comic book “Unexpected Adventure of Onu” was written and edited in Bangladesh.

Architect Yeafesh Osman, Minister for Science and Technology (MoST) formally unveiled the books at the “Morok Unmochon Moncho” of the Ekushey Book Fair on Saturday, February 9, 2019.

Mahbubul Hoq, Chairman, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC), Dr. Md. Shawkat Akbar, Project Director, Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant Construction Project and Daria Savchenko, ROSATOM representative were present among others on the occasion.

The main objective of publishing the books is to provide people, especially the young generation with the primary knowledge about nuclear energy and to clear the misconception about it through highlighting the positive aspects of nuclear technology.

Earlier, ROSATOM and BAEC also translated three popular science books on nuclear energy – “ABC of Nuclear Energy”, “Q&A on Nuclear Energy” and “World of Nuclear Energy”. The books were distributed among the students and general people.

The book “Atomic Horizon” tells us about the versatile use of nuclear energy in various sectors. From the book “Various Professions in the Nuclear Industry”, readers can know about different interesting nuclear professions in the respective sector. The comic book “Unexpected Adventure of Onu” is about the protest and struggle of a simple village girl with a scientific mind against prejudices, superstitions and bad social rituals on nuclear energy.

The colourfully illustrated books are available at the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) stalls, no. 74 and 75 of the Bangla Academy premises of Ekushey Book Fair.

Under an inter-governmental agreement between Bangladesh and Russia, ROSATOM is helping Bangladesh in implementing the first ever nuclear power plant at Rooppur of Pabna district. The power plant will have two units, each of 1,200MW capacity.

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