Technology, art festival begins at GC University

LAHORE:May 16:A three-day All Pakistan Technology and Art Festival 2017 (APTA'17) organised by the Government College University Computer Sciences Department began on Monday. As many as 350 students from more than 15 educational institutions are participating in the competitions including Coding, Project Development, Graphic Designing, Calligraphy Typography, E-Gaming Championship, Scavenger Hunt, Concept Machine and Sky Lanterns etc. A one-minute Talent Hunt is also part of the grand festival. The festival was endeavoured to provide a platform to students from across Pakistan to exhibit their innovative ideas, share knowledge and reveal their creativities. Virtual University Rector Prof Dr Naveed A Malik Rector was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony and keynote speaker of the event while GCU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah, speaker Moaz Athar and GCU Computer Science Department In charge Dr Asad Raza Kazmi addressed the audience. Prof Dr Naveed A Malik said digital technologies had revolutionised all industries in the world including education. ā€œIt is high time that all universities in Pakistan should also digitalise their examination systems as done by VU,ā€ he said, adding they would provide their full cooperation to them. Prof Hassan Shah said science, literature and arts were equally important for the progress and prosperity of mankind, adding that such co-curricular activities provided a platform to students from different backgrounds to socialise and share their experiences and ideas.The news.

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