STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) has granted financial assistance to 10 schools and Science and Technology (S and T) organisation for their science propagation activities in the last two months.
PSF assists the universities and research institutions by providing them Institutional Support Grants for the purchase of lab equipment, chemicals, literature etc. to strengthen the research capabilities of these institutions.
“We also arrange science caravans or mobile science exhibitions in remote areas, in order to give first hand knowledge of science to the youth,” said PSF Spokesperson Rehana Batool told the media.
These caravans onsist of display items like Panel Exhibits having photographs and write-ups, equipment, inflatable planetarium, documentaries, microscopes, computers, laser holograms and working models reflecting various phenomena of physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology.
At present, nine Science Caravan Units are in operation, two for each of the four provinces and one is stationed at Islamabad, she said.
There are many Scientific Societies and learned bodies, disciplinary as well as general, in the country which are actively engaged in the promotion of Science and Technology. Of these, 28 are registered with PSF. They are rendering their services by holding conferences, seminars, workshop on various scientific topics and publication of Scientific Journals and periodicals in their respective fields.

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