LAHORE:09 May: The third degree awarding ceremony of Punjab University Oriental College was held on Tuesday in which 194 degrees were distributed among the students of master degree programme of Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Punjabi and Kashmiriyat (sessions 2015 and 2016) while five MPhil degrees were also awarded. Chairman of Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Prof Dr Nizamuddin was the chief guest who addressing the ceremony stressed the need to translate modern knowledge into Urdu language, saying the nations who were progressing were translating latest scientific developments in their own languages. PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nasira Jabeen, Dean Faculty of Oriental Learning Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar, Registrar Dr Muhammad Khalid Khan, Principal Professor Dr Fakhrul Haq Noori, senior faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion. Dr Nizamuddin said the medium of instructions in the academic institutions of China, Turkey, Iran and Korea was their national languages. He said there were around 7,400 translations every month in Iran and they were making efforts to promote knowledge in their own language. He said there was a need to strengthen institutes of translation in Pakistan to enhance quality of education. He said there was a need to establish language labs to resolve language learning related problems. He said PHEC would support such projects initiated by academic institutions of higher learning. Dr Nasira Jabeen said ‘we needed to learn both conventional and modern fields of knowledge and there was a need to maintain balance between Eastern and modern traditions.’ She said literature played role in producing fine human beings. She said ‘our youth was our future and asset’. She said the nation was very hopeful from young people that they would contribute to development of Pakistan. She advised the graduating students to uphold high moral values learnt in the college in their professions, remain loyal to the country and not to become part of negative politics.The news.