Varsities power shift: Solar energy to save Rs256 million annually

LAHORE:20 February: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar on Wednesday said 10 major universities of the province, including Punjab University, will be switched over to solar energy in the first phase of a scheme, saving Rs256 million annually. “A total of Rs6.41 billion will be saved in 25 years,” he said during a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing ceremony held at Governor House. The Department of Energy and Punjab University signed the MoU under the project to convert all public sector universities to solar energy on the occasion.

Punjabi literature, culture conference ends

LAHORE:17 February:On the last day of the 30th International Conference on Punjabi Literature and Culture, the participants and the distinguished guests from various parts of the world strongly demanded that Punjabi should be given rightful place in Pakistani Punjab. It should be taught at the primary level and spoken in the Punjab legislature. A Punjabi university should be established in Lahore. The curriculum in colleges should be revised and made modern according to the changes in Punjabi language.

Students Visited Faiz Amn Mela at Bagh-i-Jinnah

LAHORE:17 February: A good number of people from all walks of life attended the Faiz Amn Mela at Bagh-i-Jinnah’s Open Air Theatre on Sunday. The Faiz Amn Mela Committee organised the event that is a regular feature of Lahore’s cultural calendar, attracting people not only from Lahore but from other cities as well. Poets and intellectuals from India also attended the mela.

Telephone exchange opens at Fatima Jinnah Women University

Rawalpindi:14 February: Dr. Saima Ha­mid, Vice Chancellor, Fatima Jinnah Women University, inaugurated the digital telephone exchange at the campus here on Thursday. The inaugurated telephone exchange is the first of its kind in any Public Sector Pakistani university with Primary Rate Interference (PRI) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) facilities. It is the vision of the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Saima Hamid to digitise the FJWU Campus and equipped it with the latest technologies to bring it at par with international standards.

Judges visit King Edward Medical University

LAHORE:12 February:The newly-promoted additional district and session judges visited King Edward Medical University (KEMU) on Tuesday as part of their training. A batch of about 36 newly-promoted additional and district session judges under the chairmanship of Punjab Judicial Academy director general visited Department of Forensic Medicine at KEMU, Lahore, as part of their training on medico-legal work. They observed three medico-legal autopsies.


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