LAHORE: A Small and Medium Enterprise Convention (SMECON) was organised for students of veterinary sciences at the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore on Thursday. The idea was to float innovative ideas, discuss business feasibility and provide students career counselling.
The convention was organised by the Business School (UBS), the Business Incubation Centre (BIC) and the Vets Care Club (VCC).
UVAS Vice Chancellor Talat Naseer Pasha chaired the concluding session of the convention and the prize distribution ceremony. He advised students to diversify their knowledge, not only to look for jobs, but also to prepare themselves to become the entrepreneurs of the future. He thanked guest speakers and representatives attending the convention.
The speakers gave lectures on a variety of topics. Brain storming competitions were held for students of veterinary sciences on how to launch businesses using their own capital. The experts offered business tips and tactics that the students would need to adopt to sustain their initiatives.
Dr Aleem Bhatti, Dr Jasser Aftab, Dr Shoaib Sarwar and Dr Sania Chouhdary gave lectures on the roles, challenges and opportunities for students of veterinary sciences; the role of information technology, communications and advertisement in livestock business; and personality grooming and woman entrepreneurs.
A business plan presentation competition was also held. Ramazan Sattar won the first position, Arslan Ahmad secured the second position and Muaaz Sajjad stood third. Dr Pasha distributed cash prizes and certificates among the contest winners.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 22nd, 2016.