Punjab University VC knowledge should be transferred in different languages

Lahore:08 August: Punjab University (PU) Vice-Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmad Tuesday said knowledge should be transferred in different languages to promote languages. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of three-day workshop on understanding scripts of languages for the librarians organised by Institute of Languages at PU Library. Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) Director General Dr Shahid Soroya, Faculty of Oriental Learning Dean Prof Dr Saleem Mazhar, Oriental College Principal Prof Dr Fakhr-ul-Haq Noori, Institute of Languages In charge Ashok Kumar Khatri, Chief Librarian Dr Muhammad Haroon Usmani, faculty members and librarians were present on the occasion. Prof Niaz said the workshop would help librarians as well as PU administration to encourage translation of knowledge in our languages. He urged the participants on taking full advantage from this opportunity to enhance their skills in understanding scripts of different languages such as Sindhi, Pashto, Greek, Spanish, German and Chinese. Dr Shahid said PHEC would finance such projects for translation of modern knowledge in various fields in Urdu. He said such training workshops were helpful for librarians to equip themselves with modern skills and latest developments in their fields. Dr Fakhr-ul-Haq said the workshop would help librarians understanding scripts of languages for identifying language of books at beginner’s level. Meanwhile, as part of PU’s drive to plant one lakh trees on its campuses, the Vice-Chancellor planted sapling at Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB) and inaugurated CEMB’s tree plantation campaign. CEMB Director Prof Dr Tayyab Hasnain and faculty members were present on the occasion. Prof Niaz said PU would contribute its role in protection of the environment.The news.

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