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BigyanPriyo is a Bangladeshi science-based educational platform founded in 2018 by Muhammad Shawon Mahmud. This platform produces concise, meaningful infographics and videos about scientific breakthroughs; provides authentic science news, blogs, and opportunities to nearly 70,000 subscribing visitors, the 250+ alumni, and millions of unique online visitors and social media followers. BigyanPriyo’s work in science communication gained the attention of science news sources and social media users alike in Bangladesh.
Muhammad Shawon Mahmud, a graduate student in Physics from Jahangirnagar University in Dhaka, founded the platform in 2018 with the goal of informing the learners about scientific achievements. Although initially the entire activity was based online, the platform prepared several public awareness field campaigns during the Corona epidemic in 2020 and launched a campaign project called ‘SaveTeens’ in school colleges to ensure the safety of teenagers in the physical, mental and internet world towards the end of 2021. His images have accrued large numbers of followers on popular social media outlets such as Facebook and Instagram with over 1.5 million weekly views.
The platform is most popular for its freshly brewed video content. They create perceptible documentary videos which have gained popularity in Bangladesh in a very short time. As of 28 July 2021, they had over 2 billion total views and over 637,000 followers on their Facebook page. After the previous page was hacked, the second page has over 6.3 million total views and over 160,000 total followers.
The platform is famous for its own publication, “NEBULA”, a science-based e-magazine in the Bangla language. The first edition of the magazine, which was published on February 21, 2022, had about 20,000 copies downloaded from its website.
The platform also hosts a website where blogs, science news, quiz programs, and all institutional updates are available.
Besides, they host a podcast program called ‘Branding Science’, which is about hearing the stories of people representing unsophisticated science.
In 2021, BigyanPriyo launched a project named “SaveTeens”, which runs campaigns at various school colleges to ensure the health protection and emotional stability of teenagers. They successfully organized the first program in 2021, at the Iqra Vidyaniketan School in Dhaka. The program was sponsored by Dr. Rhäzēs, (Believe Pte. Ltd.) Havelock Rd, Singapore.
Also in 2021, BigyanPriyo hosted a workshop on coronavirus safety with about street children and low-income people, where hand sanitizers and surface disinfectant sprays were distributed.
Vision of BigyanPriyo
BigyanPriyo aims to provide a free personalized learning experience, The “Team BigyanPriyo” is working selflessly for the purpose of making science more popular and enjoyable in all corners of the country. There are innumerable innovations in science and technology in Bangladesh. Numerous Bengalis have been the cause of pride in science. Team BigyanPriyo wants to share those research and inspiration with every science enthusiast in the marginal areas of Bangladesh. In the future, BigyanPriyo is willing to build its own app, research, and publications, effectively deliver appropriate applications of science to students, and implement free science travel projects for disadvantaged learners.
- “বাংলা ভাষায় বিজ্ঞানতৃষ্ণা মেটাচ্ছে বিজ্ঞানপ্রিয়” .Sahadat Sumon. Ittefaq.
- “শব্দহীন ভিডিও যখন বিজ্ঞানশিক্ষার অংশ” .Sajedur Abedin Shanto. April 23, 2022. Jaijaidin.
- “বাংলা ভাষায় বিজ্ঞানকে জানাচ্ছে বিজ্ঞানপ্রিয়” .JU Representative. July 07, 2020. Daily-Bangladesh.com.
- “জাবিতে সুবিধাবঞ্চিত মানুষের স্বাস্থ্য সুরক্ষায় ‘বিজ্ঞানপ্রিয়’” .JU Representative. October 24, 2021. Daily-Bangladesh.com.
- “শিক্ষার্থীদের স্বাস্থ্য-সুরক্ষা, সাইবার নিরাপত্তা ও শিশু অধিকার বিষয়ক কর্মশালা” .Dean Mohammad Sabbir. October 14, 2021. Ittefaq.
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