“With youth lies the potential of change in the development of a nation. We need to channel the energies of 63 per cent of our population,” said Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Rana Mashhood on Thursday.
Mashood was speaking at an MoU signing ceremony at the Lahore College of Women University (LCWU) on Thursday at the Varsity Syndicate Hall. The MoU, on Capacity Building of Young Journalists on Adolescents Issues, was signed between LCWU’s Department of Mass Communication and Plan International, Pakistan. Along with the signing of the MoU, the LCWU Hub, the first e-newsletter of LCWU was also launched.
Vice Chancellor Dr Sabiha Mansoor, Plan International country director Rasheed Javed, Hameed Nizami Press Institute director Absar Abdul Ali and Department of Mass Communication in-charge Dr Anjum Zia along with deans, heads of departments, faculty members and students were present at the event.
Dr Mansoor and Javed signed the MoU.
Dr Mansoor appreciated the efforts and contributions of Plan International, Pakistan and congratulated Dr Zia and her team and students. She said the initiative would be quite fruitful for the development of youth.
“Our vision for 2020 is to produce moderate and enlightened graduates who would contribute to national development and this fits in well with the vision of Plan International, Pakistan,” Dr Mansoor said. She stressed that the media needed to focus on solving problems rather than causing panic. She requested Mashood to help provide more recreational facilities to the youth.
Dr Mansoor launched the first e-newsletter of LCWU, LCWU Hub, by clicking the University’s website. The LCWU HUB has been produced by the Department of Mass Communication.