Spring festival: ‘Urbanites should learn about rural living’

Published: March 16, 2012

Khosa seeks similar festivals in other cities of province.

FAISALABAD: 

The youth living in the urban areas of the province spend most of their time in front of their computer and television screens. They should also be taught about the culture and traditions of Punjabi villages, Senator Zulfiqar Khan Khosa said on Thursday.

He was speaking after attending a horse and cattle show at the University of Agriculture, on the forth-day of the Spring Festival.

Khosa said such festivals should be arranged in other cities of the province to raise awareness about rural living and to improve cooperation between farmers, industry and research institutions.

He praised the UAF for its contribution in building the human resource for farming and livestock.

Earlier, UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Iqrar Ahmad Khan highlighted the university’s role in spreading awareness about dengue fever through seminars and workshops.

He said the UAF had a district-based enrolment quota in place to ensure that all areas of the country were represented in its student body. A job fair arranged by the Career Development Centre of the UAF also opened on Thursday.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 16th, 2012.

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