Pakistani student wins gold medal in global contest


Karachi: A Pakistani student from Baluchistan province has bagged gold medal in an international contest held in Turkmenistan leaving all the countries like Germany, Canada, Russia, England, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka behind.

M. Ubaidullah son of Haji Talib Din, a rice trader, is a class ninth student of Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges, Quetta has brought home a gold medal from the International Computer Project Olympiad (ICPO) held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

The competition was held among students from forty-five countries who presented one hundred and fifty projects in the Olympiad.

Ubaidullah’s project that caught attention of participants, organisers and judges was regarding Plant Automation System; subsequently he was awarded for the 1st position worldwide in the hardware category.

His project P-Bot aims to save plants in cold-flame or greenhouse setting, especially when someone wants to protect the plants at home in all the seasons. P-Bot automates the round-the-year tasks of plant care by means of its full-automatic Cold Flame and Greenhouse routines.

The bot helps people save time in caring about plants and is power-thrift by powering itself by its solar cells. The microprocessors board optimizes the maximum energy possible to power the bot to fulfill its duties.

Upon arrival to Pakistan, Chairman Pak-Turk International Educational Foundation Unal Tosur, Director Education Kamil Ture,  Ebubekir Haspolat, Ahmet Efi Turk and others congratulated Ubaidullah and project supervisor Halil Barış for their outstanding achievement that has brought pride and distinction to Pakistan.

On the occasion, Unal Tosur said that we will continue to encourage Pakistani students become independent, innovative and knowledgeable so that they can become great leaders in multiple fields in the years to come.

While maintaining constructive environment in and outside classroom, we are creating opportunities for students to pursue their own interests and practise skills in a variety of ways, he added.

It may be mentioned that ICPO is an international competition which brings the world’s best IT students together. It also serves to promote intercultural dialogue and cooperation, through the involvement of students and teachers from many different countries.