HYDERABAD:22 April:Around 625 graduates were conferred academic degrees and diplomas at the 19th convocation of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) on Thursday.
Lahore:22 April:University of Education (UoE) Vice Chancellor Rauf-i-Azam said on Thursday that journalism was a sacred profession. He said that journalists not only explored facts but also played an important role in eradicating social evils.
He was speaking during his visit to the Punjab University’s Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) and its radio station FM 104.6.
He said that media education and training on modern lines was of great importance.
Rauf-i-Azam visited the news studio, the audio video lab, the computer lab, the library and Hameed Nazami Hall. He said that abiding by journalistic codes could result in an honest depiction of the society. He said, “An extensive study is necessary for journalists and students”.
He said that sensitising the public about social issues was an important function of development journalism.
ICS Director Noshina Saleem briefed the vice chancellor about the department’s performance and academic and co-curricular activities.
Faculty members, including Waqar Malik, Bushra Hameed, Lubna Zaheer, Shabbir Sarwar and Amir Bajwa were also present on the occasion.
Saleem and Sarwar also interviewed the vice chancellor for FM 104.6.Published in The Express Tribune, April 22nd, 2016.
Lahore:22 April:A Small and Medium Enterprise Convention (SMECON) was organised for students of veterinary sciences at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore on Thursday. The idea was to float innovative ideas, discuss business feasibility and provide students career counselling.
The convention was organised by the Business School (UBS), the Business Incubation Centre (BIC) and the Vets Care Club (VCC).
UVAS Vice Chancellor Talat Naseer Pasha chaired the concluding session of the convention and the prize distribution ceremony. He advised students to diversify their knowledge, not only to look for jobs, but also to prepare themselves to become the entrepreneurs of the future. He thanked guest speakers and representatives attending the convention.
The speakers gave lectures on a variety of topics. Brain storming competitions were held for students of veterinary sciences on how to launch businesses using their own capital. The experts offered business tips and tactics that the students would need to adopt to sustain their initiatives.
Dr Aleem Bhatti, Dr Jasser Aftab, Dr Shoaib Sarwar and Dr Sania Chouhdary gave lectures on the roles, challenges and opportunities for students of veterinary sciences; the role of information technology, communications and advertisement in livestock business; and personality grooming and woman entrepreneurs.
A business plan presentation competition was also held. Ramazan Sattar won the first position, Arslan Ahmad secured the second position and Muaaz Sajjad stood third. Dr Pasha distributed cash prizes and certificates among the contest winners.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 22nd, 2016.
Lahore:22 April:A group of 100 students from Allama Iqbal Medical College Lahore spent a day out with various military units and formations of Pakistan Army at Lahore Garrison.
The daylong programme was specifically organised to enlighten students on routine functioning of Pakistan Army, its organisation and defence capability A programme ‘Know your Army’, has been exclusively initiated for the youth on instructions of Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.
The programme started with a wreath laying ceremony and dua at Yadgar-e-Shuhada, followed by a demonstration by the Quick Response Force. The students also visited an infantry and armour battalion and witnessed an arms and equipment display including small arms fire. The programme culminated at a flag ceremony at the Ganda Singhwala border check-post, Kasur. A smart turnout and bearing combined with immaculate drills by troops of Pakistan Rangers amidst charged crowd further added to the enthusiasm and feelings of patriotism of students. They evinced keen interest and commended the great sacrifices rendered by Pakistan Army officers and troops in the ongoing war against terror.The news.