It is need of the hour to promote technical education and culture of research among the youth across the country in order to competing modern world progressing with a large pace because of science and technology.
This was stated by Government College University Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zakir Husain while addressing Prize Distribution Ceremony of Technical Projects at Department of Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering, GCUF held under Punjab Youth Festival arranged on the instructions of the Punjab Chief Minister.
GCUF Dean and Convener of Festival Committee Prof. Dr. Muhamamd Shahbaz Arif, Focal Person Mazhar Hayat and In-charge of Department Col(r) Muhammad Afzal Sipra, judges of competition Prof Dr Tahir Izhar, Abdur Rauf Bhatti and Dr Abdur Rauf Awan and Dr Farhat Abbas and Deputy Focal Person Zeeshan Ahmad as well as other notables were also present.
He said that under the festival, competitions of science and technologies will prove a hallmark to encourage the students to express their innovative ideas and will create an atmosphere of competency related to technical education in the students. It will also help enhance the skills of students in the field of scientific research and technology.
He quoted the message of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah which he made at the Pakistan Educational Conference in 1947. The Quaid said “Under foreign rule for over a century sufficient attention has not been paid to the education of our people. There is immediate and urgent need for giving scientific and technical education to our people in order to develop science, commence, trade and particularly well planned industries. We should not forget that we have to compete with the world, which is moving very fast in this direction.”
In the technical projects, first position was clinched by Ashraf Mahmood and Mudassor Ali from GCUF on the Project of Hydro Electrical Power Generation, while the second position was secured by Waqas Abid from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad and the third position was got by Abdul Maaez and Salman Shabir from the UAF.