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FDE institutions summer vacations 2011

Holidays in FDE institutions from June 1
Islamabad, May 19: The educational institutes working under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) will be closed for summer vacations from June 1 to August 10.

This was informed by Joint Secretary Education and Establishment of Capital Administration Development Division (CAD Div) Mohammad Rafiq Tahir while talking to APP.

He said that the decision was taken in a meeting of the officials of CAD and FDE on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Director of Colleges Tariq Masood said that the institutes will be opened before August 14 and so that the Independence Day could be celebrated by the students in befitting manner. About delay in provision of textbooks, he said that the almost all the textbooks have been provided to the students from Class I-X.

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Da'wah Academy awards certificates to position-holders
Islamabad: A ceremony to confer shields and certificates of merit to position-holders of different Islamic correspondence courses of Da'wah Academy, International Islamic University (IIU), was held at the IIU Faisal Mosque Campus.

Addressing the participants, IIU Rector Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik congratulated the position-holders. He said, "We should follow the teachings of Islam to cope with the current challenges faced by the Ummah." He stressed the need to understand real message of Qur'aan under the supreme guidance of our Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (peace be upon him).

Da'wah Academy Director General Professor Dr. Sahibzada Sajid-ur-Rehman said that this is the first time that the academy is awarding certificates to the participants of Islamic correspondence courses at a ceremony. He said that since establishment of the Da'wah Academy in 1985 these correspondence courses have been started. Around 70,000 males and females from across the country have so far been registered in these courses and more than 39,000 have successfully completed their courses, he said.

The in-charge of Department of Islamic Correspondence Courses at Da'wah Academy, Maulana Misbah-ur-Rehman Yousafi, presented a report about the activities and achievements of the department.

Syed Zafar Shah, the representative of participants of Islamic Correspondence Courses, announced to give Rs10,000 to two workers of the Department of Islamic Correspondence Courses.

Later, the rector conferred certificates of merit and honorary shields to the position-holders including Sajida Manzoor, Aysha Ambreen, Saira Salam, Muhammad Ilyas, Zubaira Karima, Abrar Ahmad Qureshi, Tariq Saeed, Muhammad Nouman, Nafeesa Akram Awan and Raja Imran Yousaf.

The officials of the department - Muhammad Usman Bhatti, Muhammad Farooq Rao and Muhammad Gulzar Awan - were also given honorary shields for their good performance. The news

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Hazara University B.A, B.Sc exams
Mansehra: As many as 30,000 male and female students will appear in B.A and B.Sc examinations scheduled to start from May 25.

A press release issued here by the Hazara University said that 600 examination centres had been established at the different colleges across Hazara. It said that the roll number slips had been dispatched to the candidates. Dawn

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Students being trained in sculpture-making
Islamabad: As many as 35 students from various educational institutions of the twin cities and amateur artists are being trained in making sculptures by experts at a five-day workshop at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts continuing till May 21.

The workshop has been organised by the PNCA with participation of budding male and female artists.

During the workshop, the participants will also be given opportunities to see the works of other sculptors both national and international through multi-media presentations, lectures, talk and question answer sessions, said the organisers.

The training has been organised for beginners in the field and various sessions of the workshop will expose them to the maximum in the sphere of sculpture and encourage them to take it forward and explore possibilities. Three experts including Sajjad Akram, Ayub Wali and Imran Hunzai are conducting the course with main focus on 'Creating forms and shapes in Clay/Plaster, Fibre and Wood.' The experts are also focussing on the theoretical and practical work to provide the participants with an opportunity to work and experience in varied mediums such as clay and plaster.

The experts will also be demonstrating their skills in wooden sculptures and will teach the basics of wood sculpting in 2-D and 3-D. According to them, the medium is not frequently practiced in Pakistan and students are not much encouraged to learn this skill as there were less institutions of such art in the country.

"The training has been planned to facilitate students and others interested in, to express their creative potential in this lesser explore medium," the organisers said.

The students will be guided and trained with the academic requirements of an art student by making human head in clay and later through the application of moulding and casting procedure, they will complete the process of making final product (Head) in plaster of Paris. On last day of the workshop, the students will demonstrate their work and also be given certificates to acknowledge their skills.

Talking to this agency, PNCA Director General Tauqeer Nasir said that PNCA has increased its activities of training youth in different fields and practice the dying and less explored art forms through various short courses.

During last few months, a number of amateur artists, students and youngsters have been trained in diverse fields of visual and performing while PNCA also provided them a platform to demonstrate and practice their skills.

Sajjad Akram, a young dynamic sculptor and distinction holder from the Punjab University, currently associated with Fatima Jinnah Women University as a faculty member in Department of Sculpture shared his experience regarding the art of sculpture.

Ayub Wali, a young multi faceted artist from Gilgit/Baltistan and a graduate of NCA and Imran Hunzai, an eminent name in the sphere is a faculty member at NCA, Rawalpindi Campus are conducting the workshop.

These experts will guide the students in fibre glass, a medium commonly used these days for sculpting and making low and base relief and share expertise in the medium during the days of workshop. The news

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