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IJT letter: LUMS Olympiad 2008 final round

IJT letter
Karachi, March 08, 2008: The Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) Pakistan has issued an open letter urging people to boycott Danish products and the government to severe diplomatic, political and economic ties with Denmark.

According to the central information secretary of IJT Pakistan, the IJT had issued around 1 million poster-letters as part of its campaign "Tahafuz-e-Namoos-e-Resalat" in the wake of republication of blasphemous caricatures by Danish newspapers. The IJT distributed the letters among students and people in schools, colleges, universities and markets on Friday.

The letter, written by IJT Pakistan Nazim-e-Ala, laments over the lack of unity among Muslim countries and urges people to unite against the sacrilegious act and express their resentment and protest by boycotting Danish products. It calls on the government to sever diplomatic, economic and political ties with Denmark as protest.

The Jamiat has also organised massive protest demonstrations in colleges and universities across the country. The News

LUMS Olympiad 2008 enters final round
Lahore: Students from across the country participated in a number of activities on the fourth day of the Olympiad 2008 at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

The five-day event is being organised by the representatives of more than 15 societies with the collaboration of LUMS administration. Around1,100 delegates from various institutions are taking part in the Olympiad.

Finals of the thematic art exhibition and live art, and the semi-final of debate competitions were held on Friday. The other competitions that took place were mind quest, console gaming, music video screening, speed filming screening and music.

The main event of the day was a concert in which music group 'Call' enthralled the audience. The other event that drew the audience's attention was the final of the thematic art and live art in which hundreds of students exhibited their work at the LUMS sports complex.

Aqdus, a student, said 15 teams participated in the event of the live art and displayed their canvass. As many as 50 teams of the students from the Lahore Grammar School, LACAS and Iqra University participated in the thematic art competition, she added.

She said the organisers had invited four judges to decide the winner. The judges will disclose the result of the competition on the fifth and the final day today (Saturday).

The students highlighted various aspects and tragedies of the social and political life in their works. Most students, bearing in mind the Internationals Women's Day, focused on women and problems they face in society.

Four workshops also took place on the fourth day in which professionals delivered lectures on various topics. In the first workshop, Shah Sharabil delivered a lecture on drama, play writing, theatre and its future in Pakistan. Students asked Sharabil various questions regarding theatre and drama. Singer Ali Zafer delivered a lecture on music in the second workshop.

In the third workshop, Umair Rana, a teacher and debater, delivered a lecture on debates.

The fourth workshop was on fashion designing, which was organised by the Nickie Nina designers' team.

Another special event of the day was music videos and filming screening. Students from various intuitions presented their videos and sort films on the occasion. The final of these competitions will take place today (Saturday).

In the category of drama, various teams competed, out of which seven teams namely the Khyber Medical College, Iqra University, Lahore Grammar School, Punjab University, King Edward Medical University, Institute of Management Peshawar, and BMI were selected for the today's (Saturday) final. The teams were given different themes for the finals.

In debate competitions, two rounds of semi finals were held. Imran Sarwer, a member of the organiser team, said that this year's event was wonderful and students had performed well.

He said finals of declamation, maths and logic, chess, debates, moot court, mind quest, drama completions would be held today. Sarwer said names of the winner of all the competitions would be announced today (Saturday). Daily Times
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