Towards scientific progress: TechFest concludes at GIKI

Role of youth in research, national development stressed


Our Correspondent February 22, 2016
PTI MNA Asad Umar addressing the participants of TechFest at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) of Engineering Sciences and Technology. PHOTO: TWITTER

SWABI: A three-day TechFest at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) of Engineering Sciences and Technology concluded on Monday. Shields and prizes were distributed at a ceremony held at the institute.

The event was organised by Society of Mechanical Engineers of Pakistan (SMEP).

During the ceremony, speakers discussed the role of information technology as an agent of change.

They emphasised the ways in which IT has revolutionised our way of life and more breakthroughs can be achieved in this field through research and innovation.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said a series of scientific developments have come to the fore over the last decade which had not been predicted in the past.

“All these breakthroughs were the result of scientific research conducted by many young scientists,” he said.

According to Jhagra, the youth should focus on completing their higher education before entering the job market.

“Today’s world is different,” he said. “Students now enjoy perfect education facilities and should avail them at all costs.”

He lauded the educational standards at GIKI, saying the institute has developed a conducive environment for higher education.

“Students are far away from the hustle and bustle of city life and can concentrate on their studies and research activities,” he said. PTI MNA Asad Umar also highlighted how the role of youth in national development is critical.

“The youth should come forward and contribute to the progress and prosperity of the country,” he said. “They should become the agents of change and alter the destiny of the country.”

According to Umar, their efforts will enable them to fulfil their aspirations and serve their country.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 23rd,  2016.

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