PU music festival | KEMU VC farewell
PU teachers, students captivate audience with classical music
Lahore, April 22, 2008: The Punjab University (PU) Institute of Art and Design arranged a music
festival at the Lahore Art Council on Monday to revive classical
The students and teachers of the PU Music Department performed and
the audiences were enthralled by their vocal skills. The event was arranged as
part of the academic curriculum that aims to provide students of the Music
Department opportunity and, hence, the exposure to perform before an audience.
Nadeem Riaz, a student, sang raag (a musical composition) Koshak Dhoni.
It is a composition that is befitting for the hours of the night. The audience
appreciated the melody and rhythm of the artist.
The accompaniment of the
tabla, harmonium and tanpura was in accordance with the raag and created a
soothing effect. Imran Abbas, another student, sang raag Chandar Qaunse. Some of
the students sang ghazals that put the audience on their toes. Music Department
teachers Badrul Zaman, Rustam Ali Khan and Jawad also performed.
Nadeem said that such festivals should be regularly organised to
inculcate an appreciation of classical music in people. "When people will listen
to classical music, they will feel an urge to work hard and do maximum riaz
(practice)," he said
Zaman said that people did have for appreciation for
classical music, but there was a need to organise such musical events regularly.
PU Vice Chancellor Dr Mujahid Kamran and Institute of Art and Design
Principal Shahnawaz Zaidi were also present. Daily Times
PU wins declamation contest
Lahore: The Punjab University's debating team has won All Pakistan
Bilingual Declamation Contest 2008 held at National University of Science and
Technology (NUST)'s College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Rawalpindi
from April 18 to 20.
According to a press statement, a two-member
central team of the PU including Irtaza Afzaal from Law College participated in
the English debate while Atif Ali from PU College of Information Technology
participated in Urdu debate.
Showing extra-ordinary debating skills in
all rounds of the contest, the PU team won the Team Trophy (first position). The
team was prepared by Adviser Students Affairs Dr Mujahid Ali Mansoori and Deputy
Adviser Students Zubair Akram.
A total of 32 educational institutions
participated in the contest including PAF College Risalpur, Quaid-e-Azam
University Islamabad, Agriculture University Faisalabad, Government College
University (GCU), UET Lahore, Frontier Medical College, Balochistan University,
Gomal University, Jamshoro University, IBA Karachi, Naval College Karachi etc.
The team of King Edward Medical College University (KEMCU) was declared the
runner-up. Meanwhile, according to another press statement, Kamran Khan, a
member of the GCU Lahore debating society was declared the best English speaker.
Lahore: The Punjab
University on Monday awarded a PhD to Muhammad Hammad Asghar in the subject of
Solid State Physics after the approval of his thesis ěDesign, Preparation and
Characterisation of Optical Coatings in Visible and Infrared Bandî. Asghar
completed his thesis under the supervision of Prof Dr Shahzad Naseem of PU's
Centre of Solid State Physics.
Prof Hasan bids farewell to KEMU
Lahore: KING Edward Medical University (KEMU), Lahore, Vice Chancellor
Prof Dr Mumtaz Hasan has formally relinquished the charge of his office and
handed over the charge to Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Syed Muhammad Awais here
He was relieved of his service through a formal notification
by the Health Department, Punjab. The Academic Council, faculty members, doctors
and other staff of the KEMU, in a simple but impressive ceremony organised in
his honor here on Monday, paid tributes to the outgoing Vice Chancellor Dr
Mumtaz Hasan for his meritorious services for the institution.
36 years of government service, he has served as head of this institution during
the last 10 years. He remained Professor of Medicine, Principal of King Edward
Medical College and first Vice Chancellor of King Edward Medical University. He
was the man behind upgradation of King Edward Medical College to the status of a
varsity. The faculty members, doctors and other staff of the KEMU/Mayo Hospital
gave a warm farewell to the outgoing Vice Chancellor, and said that Dr Mumtaz
Hasan was a very good doctor, a kind teacher and a successful administrator, who
had rendered meritorious services for the Health Department, Punjab. The News
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