GC University VC stresses promotion of arts education

LAHORE:12 December:A memorandum of understating (MoU) was singed here on Wednesday between two prestigious institutions of metropolitan, i.e. Government College University Lahore and Lahore Art Council for promotion and encouragement of artistic and cultural endeavors among youths. GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi and Lahore Art Council (LAC) Executive Director Ather Ali Khan signed the accord at a graceful ceremony organised by the GCU Directorate of Academic Planning and External Links (AP&EL) at the university’s Meeting Rooms.

Punjab University College of Earth seminar

LAHORE:12 December:Speakers at a seminar called upon the need for meaningful inclusion of students as peacemakers to create awareness among the people about the topics of peace, tolerance, acceptance, diversity and harmony. The seminar was organised by Punjab University College of Earth and Environmental Sciences in collaboration with Centre for Health and Gender Equality (CHANGE) at Al Raazi Hall.

School system adopts curriculum based for better future

Lahore:12 December:Saira Waseem has been on a journey to inculcate respect, empathy, peace and patience in young minds through their school curriculum. As the outcome, she wants the grown-ups adhere to the principles of unity, faith and discipline. Saira believes that value-based education is no longer imparted in our schools. “The only job of schools is now to yield good results,” she said as she spoke with The News on Wednesday. According to her, the real job of educational institutes is the nation- and character-building. “We cannot [only] bombard our students with information.”

Students advised to have command of information & communication technologies

LAHORE:10 December:Provincial Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht has said that students should get full command of information & communication technologies to take part in the development process. They should also equip themselves with the latest needs of the 21st century. We will have to get full command on engineering, IT and other latest fields of knowledge to compete the world. In this regard, research and innovation will have to be given particular importance.

Urdu Conference remembers departed souls

Lahore:09 December:As the 12th International Urdu Conference drew to a close on Sunday evening, one of the last sessions of the four-day event remembered some of the prominent writers, music composers and artists who passed away in recent years. The session, aptly titled ‘Yaad-e-Raftgan’, featured a moderator and six speakers who paid heartfelt tributes to as many departed luminaries. Writer Masood Ashar was the first speaker who talked about the late Dr Enver Sajjad, a multi-talented man who had been involved in many forms of arts ranging from fiction writing and acting to dance.

University of Engineering Gas conservation awareness walk

LAHORE:09 December:Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd (SNGPL) in collaboration with University of Engineering & Technology Lahore and Rescue 1122 organised an awareness walk at Hussain Chowk here to raise awareness about conservation of natural gas. The walk was led SNGPL Managing Director Amer Tufail and Vice-Chancellor, University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Dr Mansoor Sarwar. Sohail Gulzar, DMD (Operations); Syed Jawad Naseem, SGM; Chaudhry Ijaz, SGM; Farrukh Majeed Bala, General Manager (HSE), Rescue 1122 officials and students from UET also participated in the walk.

Punjab University Senate polls result announced

LAHORE:07 December:Punjab University (PU) has announced the result of its senate's elections on the six seats of principals of affiliated colleges and five seats of registered graduates. According to the poll count on the seats of principals Aslam Pervaiz, Ahsan Mukhtar, Anjum Nizami, Nasreen Aftab, Nuzhatur Rehman and Farah Rasheed got 64, 62, 61, 56, 56 and 53 votes, respectively and won the elections.

Seminar on role of youth in eradicating corruption at FWU

Rawalpindi :07 December:Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (r) Javed Iqbal on Friday said that NAB is committed to eradicate the menace of corruption by pursuing the policy of accountability for all indiscriminately. If accountability is crime NAB will continue committing such crime for making Pakistan corruption free. He asked the new generation to help NAB for eradicating corruption for making the country corruption free, says a press release.

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