The Department of Botany, Government College University Faisalabad celebrated the International Biological Diversity Day (2015). Dr. Saqib Mahmood (Assistant Professor) and Dr. M. Zulqurnain Haider (Assistant Professor) organized the event under the guidance of Dr. Naeem Iqbal (Chairperson, Department of Botany). The worthy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali, graced the event as a chief guest. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Zuber (Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology), Prof. Dr. Humayun Abbas (Dean, Faculty of Islamic and Oriental Learning), Prof. Dr. Farhat Abbas (Dean, Faculty of Engineering), Dr. Nasir Ameen (Chairperson Department of Physics) and Dr. Sofia Anwar (Chairperson Department of Economics) were also present at the occasion.
Students of various departments participated in the event and competed under the following categories;
Category 1: Poster competition (Biodiversity for Sustainable Development)
Category 2: Model competition (Biodiversity in Pakistan)
Category 3: Dry floral arrangement (Diversity is the spice of life)
A jury panel consisted of Professor Dr. Mumtaz Hussain (Department of Botany, UAF), Dr. Muhammad Saeed (Ayub Agriculture Research Institute, Faisalabad) and Dr. Muhammad Iqbal (Director Undergraduate Studies) inspected the students posters/models/dry floral arrangements.
Respectable Chief Guest discussed the various aspects of biodiversity with the students and appreciated their efforts. At the end, the worthy vice chancellor distributed the shields among the position holders.