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60th anniv of Yuri Gagarin's space flight celebrated

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60th anniv of Yuri Gagarin's space flight celebrated

The 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's space flight was celebrated virtually on Monday, April 12 at the Russian House in Dhaka.

The Soviet Alumni Association of Bangladesh (SAAB) hosted a webinar for members, where they discussed the history of the Russian space programme and its impact on global progress in this field. 

During the event, famous photographs of Yuri Gagarin were also displayed, said a press release. 

The Bangladesh Astronomical Association also joined the virtual meeting and took part in the discussion on astronomy and astrophysics for the young learners while students of Daffodil International University gave a virtual presentation of documentaries about Yuri Gagarin and his historic achievement for humanity. 

Meanwhile, the Serov Academy of Fine Arts organised an online space drawing competition and also a virtual exhibition on the occasion. 

The Russian Compatriots Association ‘Rodina’ prepared a video programme titled ‘Sky Space Astronauts’ about the road to the stars which was paved 60 years ago by the Soviet man Yuri Gagarin who became the first human to orbit Earth with his capsule, Vostok 1, on April 12, 1961.

The enthusiasts of Russian scientific achievements can also enjoy the program on YouTube, the press release added. 

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