English literary club pursue several extra-curricular activities to supplement and enhance their academic foundations. A prize distribution ceremony was held in the seminar hall of Science Block of GC University Faisalabad. Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shahbaz Arif was the chief guest. Prizes and appreciation letters were distributed among students. This was to encourage members of ELC that has been working efficiently for the last year. It has organized departmental dinners and artistically motivated functions.
The present function was also an important event for ELC. Mr. Awais Yousaf, President of ELC had arranged a very inspiring program based on a poem by JHON DONNE “Death”. The mime depicted the salient shades of the poem. The mime was directed by Asif Hoal and performers were Awais Yousaf, Rana Munim, Mudassir Hameed, Bilal Shah. Faiza Kiran, Faiza Ashraf, Abdul Sattar and Nosheen Ghuman. The unique feature of the performance was that towards the end, the main character “Death” played by Awais Yousaf cast spell on acting Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahbaz Arif and Director Student affairs , Mr. Mazhar Hayat and victimized both of them. This was a unique example of interactive theater. Life, played by Sheroonia, comes to defy death. The performance was enhanced by special effects of smoke on the stage and background music.
The performers got prolonged ovation. Shields were awarded to Incharge ELC, Prof. Asif, President ELC, Mr. Awais Yousaf and Director Punjab Lok Ras. Prof. Dr. Shahbaz Arif appreciated the performance and was of the opinion that their performance was better than the performance he had seen in Kinnaird College Lahore. He advised the students to learn from the poem of JHON DONNE and to give people happiness that they expect from others to receive. He offered the director of mime a more permanent connection with GC University Faisalabad so that he could nurture performing arts. Prof. Dr. Shahbaz Arif observed that Director Students Affairs, Mr. Mazhar Hayat has brought a pleasant change in student’s community at GC University Faisalabad. Acting Vice Chancellor also accepted the demand of a page related to English Literary Club on GC University Faisalabad website. He advised the students to follow established office procedure and not to bring any issue to the Vice Chancellor directly. Director Students Affairs informed that a substantial amount for extracurricular activities has been arranged in the next financial year. In this way ELC will also get required funding. Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Shahbaz Arif had a photo session with faculty, performers and students in the end.