Tech-exhibit Mantra travels to the Lake City

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Feb 11, 2018-

The third edition of the tech-exhibit Mantra: Chanting of Technology kicked off at the Pokhara Sabhagriha in Pokhara on Friday. 

The exhibit has on display an array of technological devices designed with the aim to curb rising air and water pollution. 

The Robotic Lake Sweeper, the instrument which the organisers have flaunted as one of the major highlights of the exhibit, was designed focussing on the pollution in lakes around the country.  The Sweeper extracts weeds and garbage from the water. 

In the same vein, the organisers also experimented for the first time the Robotic Street Sweeper, which, as the name implies, sweeps the streets with minimal human intervention. 

Along with these, the exhibit has over 20 different instruments on display, including a 3-D printer, drones, robots, and glider planes, which, according to organisers, reminiscent of the first aeroplanes designed by the Wright brothers. 

Likewise, the event also hosts cultural programmes such as the staging of the tech-play Mira Miraaj (directed by Bikash Joshi) and musical performances by acts such as Zero Circle, Lahure, and other local bands, which will take place on a mobile theatre. 

“The third edition of Mantra focusses on two specific agendas: How to make the best use of available technology to maintain an ecological balance; and to coordinate art and technology,” said Bikrant Karki, chairperson of Innovative Ghar Nepal, one of the non-profit organisations behind the exhibit. 

Karki added that Mantra has adopted the slogan “Nepal Banchha, Jaba Nepalmai Banchha.” 

The exhibit is currently on from 11am to 5pm and will run through February 14.

Published: 11-02-2018 08:36

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