Dhaka, Dec 3 (UNB) – A 3-day automobile festival titled ‘Autofest 2017’ concluded on the Buet campus here on Saturday, which successfully brought together car enthusiasts under one roof.
The festival, held from November 30 –December 2, was organised by Buet’s Automobile Club (BAC) and sponsored by Haval Group, Lenovo and other partners.
United News of Bangladesh (UNB) was the media partner of the festival.
It consisted of various events such as quiz competitions, poster contests, seminars on cars, bike stunting exhibitions and more.
There was also a motor show for the audience in the fest as a daily attraction.
The students attending the seminar also got to know about employment prospects in the automobile industry.
“Our main aim is to bring all the automobile enthusiasts in one platform and inform them about the way of advance level and career opportunities in automobile sector in the country,” said BAC president AK Roy Auritra.
He said there are many students who dream to become an automobile engineer and make a car from their childhood but do not find any specific platform and have lack of knowledge about the subjects. Many students even do not know where the automobile engineering is taught except the polytechnic institutions.
“So, we wanted to create a linkage with the students so that they may know about this subject from childhood and that is why we targeted the schools and colleges students and of course university students are our main target because they are the design team as they design many projects,” he added.
Speaking at the inaugural session as the occasion’s chief guest, Buet Mechanical Engineering professor Dr Maglub Al Nur stressed the need for holing more workshops on the recent trends of this sector to enrich the van of knowledge.
Addressing the programme, BAC moderator Mechanical Engineering Assistant Prof Dr M Ashiqur Rahman urged the students to try to invent things considering the local context of the country for the welfare of people.
Prof Dr M Rafiqul Islam, Forkan Bin Quashem, Head of RMD Rancon Group AKM Abdidul Rahman and Rangs properties CEO Shahadat Hossain and BAC general secretary Shahrier Nahid were among the speakers.
They all agreed that Bangladesh will start manufacturing motorbike and cars in the country by 2020.
Haval Group CEO Azharul Islam conducted the career talk session in the inaugural ceremony.
The closing ceremony concluded with awarding the winners of different competitions and an exciting bike show on the Buet premises.