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Published: 19:41, 6 November 2020  
Bangladesh crowned in global robotics contest

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Bangladesh has become the champion in the robotics 'First Global Challenge' competition by defeating 174 countries. This is the biggest technology competition for secondary and higher secondary students.

Every year the First Global Challenge Competition is organized on the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to keep the students interested.

In this regard, the team's mentor Shams Jaber told the media that the final results of the competition were announced on Saturday (October 31) at 9 pm. Team Bangladesh became the champion with 117 points. Chile and Algeria came second and third respectively. The whole time except one week, Team Bangladesh was at the top of the points table.

The first edition of the competition was held in the United States in 2017. The second event was held in Mexico in 2018 and the third event was held in Dubai in 2019. Competitors of Bangladesh have shown consistent success in each. Last year, Bangladesh was the seventh in Dubai.

The Bangladeshi participants are;- Sujoy Mahmud (17) of Mangrove School, Rajin Ali (18) of Sir John Wilson School, Mahi Zarif (16) of International Hope School, Shahriar Semanto (16) of DPS STS School, Abrar Jawad (15) and Ayman Rahman (15) of Bangladesh International School & Collages, Bianka Hasan (19) of Dhanmondi Tutorial, Zahra Chowdhury (14) of Sunbeam School, Aribah Anwar (14) of South Bridge School and Fairuz Hafiz Farin (18) of Mastermind School. Shams Jaber was the main advisor of the team. Shoaib Mirza was also the technical consultant and Fardin Ananta was the assistant consultant.

The fourth edition of the First Global Challenge was held online this year due to the global coronavirus epidemic.