Pakistan’s first-ever e-Olympiad starts today

61 online events would be held from the April 19 to 23


​ Our Correspondent April 19, 2020
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ISLAMABAD: Air University, in order to eradicate the confines of quarantined minds of youth through promoting 'e-edutainment' has announced to organise Pakistan's first-ever and the biggest e-Olympiad ‘Air e-Nexus'20’, said a press release on Saturday.

A total 61 online events would be held, under the guidance and support of Air University Directorate of Student Affairs, from the April 19 to 23. The Air e-Nexus'20 would also explore new horizons of opportunities under the concepts emerged from Covid-19 outbreak crisis, namely work from home and remote learning through the effective use of online digital tools, including e-LMS. In this regard, Air University further announced to donate all proceeds from the event to the Government's Covid-19 relief efforts.

"We wish to return the spark that the youth of Pakistan think they have lost in their lives because of Covid-19," the statement said. The prominent events of the Olympiad comprise e-competitions among university students ranging from writing challenges to engineering designs, quizzes, donation drives, designing public service messages through videography, photography, animation and various other skill-based competitions.

"The objective of this whole extravaganza is to encourage students to promote the use of technology in education and revive the Nexus to e-Nexus, as an innovative initiative, for making some valuable contribution to the knowledge economy in digital age," the statement further emphasized, adding that the primary motive behind transforming annual Air Nexus event to e-Nexus is promoting a digital platform to help achieve the concept of digital Pakistan.

Air University has and always will be leading from the front in support of new ideas and advancements in regard to such unprecedented ventures. Air e-Nexus'20 aims to prove itself one of the pivotal stepping stones through which the youth can bring a stark change in the minds and hearts of people, for the future of a dynamic and technologically advanced Pakistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 19th, 2020.

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