HEC nanoscience research centre at QAU: Rootsians Pakistan Day: NCA creativity
HEC to help QAU set up research centre for nanoscience
Islamabad, 25 March, 2008: About 130 scholars
participated in a two-day workshop on "Nanoscience and Catalysis" at
Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) on Monday.
The National Centre for Physics
(NCP) and Chemical Society of Pakistan (CSP) jointly organised the event.
Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairman Dr Attaur Rehman, who was the
chief guest, said research on nanoscience was bound to bring about countless
He said the HEC would support the QAU in setting up a research
centre for industrial nano-material, including nano-medicines, catalysts and
environment cleaners. "Such an initiative will help the nation go ahead. We must
take such decisions promptly," he said.
He said the HEC was working hard
to ensure highly qualified faculty at universities and 2,500 students had so far
been sent to technologically advanced countries for doctoral studies.
said the HEC encouraged a culture of research and had not rejected any research
project for shortage of funds. He said online journals, E-books, video
conferences and other latest facilities had created excitement in the process of
learning at universities.
He said upgradation of Pakistan Educational and
Research Network (PERN) would result in a huge increase in bandwidth of
one-gigabit connections to universities and pace up research activities.
He said Rs 255 billion was spent on different educational projects this
year, Rs 33 billion of which on promotion of higher education.
Jan, the QAU vice-chancellor, said nanoscience was a window into a new world of
small and complex things, which was all set to make an impact on our lives. He
said the workshop would help enhance industrial growth.
He said more
investment was needed in higher education to make the nation stronger. Daily Times
Rootsians celebrate Pakistan Day
Rawalpindi: Pakistan Day was observed in all nationwide campuses of Roots
School System including Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Mirpur, Wah and
Muzaffarabad on Monday.
The slogan of this year was "Pakistan: Our
Pride, Pakistan: Our Identity" and the main objective of this event was to
inculcate patriotism, moral values and love for the country in the
The interesting and vibrant event spanned over the whole day
during which the Pakistani flag was hoisted. Colourful banners and buntings had
been prepared and pictures and posters of great leaders of Pakistan were
displayed. Face painting was also arranged for the students in accordance with
the Pakistan Day.
Students delivered speeches on Pakistani architecture,
education, heroes and achievements and set up a display table with books,
articles and posters about Pakistan. They also organised a cultural dress show
including national and regional dresses while national and regional songs
completely changed the ambience of the overall event.
Another aspect of
the celebration was that all the children wrote small prayers for their country
and pinned them up on their dresses. The ceremony concluded with a prayer.
Every year, students of Roots School System celebrate the month of March
as the month of jubilation and thanksgiving. This year, Rootsians celebrated
Pakistan Day with spectacular presentations, displays and held special Qura'an
Khwanis in all the campuses to pray for the solidarity, peace and progress of
the nation. The students pledged their commitment to take the Pakistan of today
onto the heights of glory and excellence.
NCA unveils creativity
Rawalpindi: The arrival of spring brings with it a lot of festivities to
celebrate. People rejoice the arrival of spring with the festival of 'Basant' in
which kites are flown with great enthusiasm.
In the same spirit, the
'Spring Vaganza' at the National College of Arts (NCA) kicked off with the
display of kites of various colours and sizes at the stalls. Students made
beautiful huge kites and displayed them at the gardens of NCA. They were not
just ordinary kites, as the students were asked to depict their nature and
personality in the shape of kites.
Some of these personality kites had
devilish faces, others had made them in shapes of butterflies while some had
used funky colours to portray their versatile nature. It was a real treat to
watch kites of different shapes and sizes, full of colours and
The first year students with the help of their seniors had put
different stalls to attract the crowd with their creative work along with doing
all the decorations for the event. The theme of 'Spring Vaganza' was 'Hollywood
Red Carpet', inspired by Hollywood movies and their stars. The students had laid
down a red carpet for the 'stars' to pose in front of the camera before
entering. It seemed like a Hollywood movie premier where stars walk on the ramp,
waving to their fans and posing for a click.
The costume party had
devils, matrix characters, sailors, a death fairy, a queen, Tarzan, jungle boys,
cowboys with their gears and vampires who had a fun time portraying the
characters they had chosen. The music dedication stall had a busy time playing
the requests of the students. There was also the stall of a jail made by the
students in which one had to pay double the amount to bail out one of their
friends who had been locked up by the jail authorities.
Director NCA Nasir Malik said that the college is doing its best to
flourish the culture of NCA, Lahore and it was the first major event involving
students. "Almost 150 students along with faculty members enjoyed the
proceedings of the 'Spring Vaganza', as it was the first event at NCA in three
years in which students participated with great enthusiasm," he said.
Sana Malik, one of the first year students said that it was the first major event for students at the faculty in the last
three years, which has revived the culture of Lahore right here in Rawalpindi.
"We are fortunate to be a part of this prestigious college that brings out the
creative talent of the student in the most wonderful ways," she added. The News
Students protest sketches
Islamabad: The students of Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) on Monday
staged a peaceful protest on the varsity premises to condemn the republication
of blasphemous sketches in some Danish newspapers.
They raised slogans
against the Danish government and said it was their responsibility to discourage
such activities. They said the republication of sketches was hurting the
religious sentiments of millions of Muslims and demanded that the editors and
publishers publishing the blasphemous sketches in the name of freedom of
expression must be brought to justice. Daily Times
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