ISLAMABAD: The annual three-day youth carnival started at the Institute of Space Technology (IST) on Thursday.
Students of more than 50 universities from across Pakistan will exhibit oratory, planning, artistic and cognitive skills in about 60 competitions at the cultural event.
Higher Education Commission (HEC) Director General Academics Fida Hussain, who was the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony, said co-curricular activities help students develop an understanding of human nature, the dynamics of working in a team, and motivates participants to get the maximum output. He also emphasised the importance of role models and the virtues of fairness, politeness, integrity and honesty.
Day one events included essay and story writing competition; water rocket competition; graffiti, painting, sketching, e-poster designing and calligraphy competition; and speed wiring, drama and dance competitions.
Day two will comprise a declamation contest, product rebranding, mathematical hunt, fashion entrepreneurial challenge, ad logo and T-shirt designing.
Day three will include e–gaming competitions, sports, short films and Urdu poetry contests.
Over one thousand participants from over 40 universities and 500 visitors turned up on day one.
The event will conclude on Saturday.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 8th, 2015.
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