JAMSHORO: Speakers at a lecture program have urged upon Sindh University students to develop skills and adopt value-based approach for success in their lives and serve the country in future as they termed the youth to be the future of Pakistan.
They proposed Sindh University’s Institute of Biochemistry to convert “Youth, Science and Technology” magazine being published by the Institute of Biochemistry, University of Sindh into the research journal and to re-activate Sindh Science Foundation to accelerate research productivity at the varsity.
This they said during the launch of a magazine named “Youth, Science and Technology” at the Institute of Biochemistry on Tuesday. The publication of this magazine was a result of consistent efforts of the second year students of the institute, supervised by Assistant Professor Mahar Ali Qazi.
Sindh University vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat in his presidential remarks on the occasion, said that the youth sitting in front of him in the audience would someday replace the people sitting at the podium, observing that no one was indispensable in the world. He added that feature leadership always came from the youth of the society. “I would urge upon you to develop dreams, set vision, formulate plans and strategies to materialize your vision and develop skills to excel”, he emphasized.
Dr. Burfat said that the ongoing and the next century belonged to youth. “I give you the good tidings that the unofficial report of the recent census in Sindh and Pakistan has shown youth as 60-65 percent of the total population. We are lucky that our future will be the hands of young people; in contrast the ratio of old people outnumbers the younger lot in most of the developed countries of the world including China, Canada and Japan”, he elaborated.
Dr. Burfat further maintained that science was a synonym for observations, experimentation and validation; whereas, the term culture stood for the environment created by man. He endorsed the opinion of the guest speaker Saad Amanullah Khan that there was a dire need to promote culture of merit, fair-play, transparency and honesty.
The Vice-Chancellor announced installation of air conditioner, multimedia screen in the hall of Institute of Biochemistry and revival of Sindh Science Society. “I hereby assign Dr. Ayaz Keerio the responsibility to work as secretary of the society and the obligation to restore it its lost glory”, he said.
Saad Amanullah Khan, Chairman, Pakistan Innovation Foundation said that they loved Pakistan, but their love must not blur their sense of reality, indicating that the economy of the country had not been doing well for the past 5-6 years. He stressed youth to inculcate in their character the rightful culture by practicing values like truthfulness, fair-dealing, love, tolerance, mutual respect and hard work. He also introduced the concept of “CAT”, saying “C” stood for ‘Culture’, “A” for ‘Attitude’ and “T” for ‘Trust’.
Assistant Professor Mahar Ali Qazi informed the audience that the publication of the magazine was the result of two month long dedicated input of the students of BS Part-II of the institute. He thanked Khan and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Burfat for having graced the occasion and inspired the students. The others who spoke on the occasion included Dr. Azhar Ali Shah, President-SUTA, Dr. Aijaz Ahmed Wasan, Dr. Imamuddin Khoso; whereas, those who are attendance included Eng. Syed Sajjad Hussain Shah, General Secretary-SUOWA, Ghulam Nabi Kaka, President-SUOWA, Dr. Rafique Ahmed Memon, Director, Institute of English Language and Literature, Dr. Farida Shaikh and Prof. Ghulam Ali Buriro.
JAMSHORO: A befitting award ceremony to give away prizes to the winner girl students of Inter Department Girls Tournament 2016-17 was organized at Madar-e-Millat Fatima Jinnah Girls Gymnasium by Sindh University Sports Board on Tuesday. Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat, VC-SU was the Chief Guest of the occasion.
Dr. Burfat gave away trophies and other prizes to the girls who had emerged victorious in various games.
In his remarks as the event Chief Guest Dr. Burfat said that he was extremely glad to see a large number girls actively participating in sports at the varsity. He added that girl formed almost half of the population and the country and society never prosper unless this equal segment of the population was main-stream in all walks of life. He urged upon the girls present to encourage their other counterparts also to move forward and actively involved in sports not only to stay healthy but also to change image of Pakistan in the League of Nations.
Those who were present on the occasion included Dr. Mahmood-ul-Hassan Mughal, Mukhiar Bhatti, Director Sports (Girls), Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili, Umed Ali Rind, Dr. Jawaid Chandio, Soju Mal, Dr. Arbeela Agha, Eng. Sajjad Hussain Shah and Raja Niaz Bhutto.
JAMSHORO: Speakers at a two-day Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 3rd International Conference on Engineering, Technologies, and Social Sciences (ICETSS-2017) concluded on Tuesday at Bangkok, Thailand, have highlighted the role of universities in the socio- economic development of a country, and have urged the relevant governments to seek recommendations from the varsities regarding policy-making in order to alleviate poverty, social injustices and cultural differences by trending societies to a healthier, vibrant and productive mode.
They said that the undeniable value of the research carried out at universities must be accorded due weight, importance and space in national as well as international policy frameworks so that the lives of common people become more comfortable, hassle-free and more enjoyable, adding that no nation could either survive or progress without using modern science, technology & research-based principles forwarded by the world higher education institutions.
This they said at the international conference that kicked off on Monday at Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok, Thailand. The two-day conference was organized by the Expert One Technology and Solution Summit (ETSS) Management, Malaysia in collaboration with the University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan and Al-Kitab University College Iraq under the theme of “Engineering, Technologies and the applications of Social Sciences that Drive our Future”.
Sindh University vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat who was also one of the keynote speakers said that the socio- economic development of a country would get great impetus and momentum when guided by research produced at the universities; stressing that research was the only reliable instrument to align human needs and aspirations to the body of knowledge and information necessitated by the march of times and changing patterns of life.
He said that the relevant governments must seek recommendations from the varsities before making any policies explaining that the novel ideas spawned by the varsities as a result of innovative endeavors must be applied by the states in order to make the planet happier and more peaceful.
Dr. Burfat also shed light on Science and Technology policy of Pakistan and the unchallengeable growing role of Social Sciences in 21st century. He touched on rising poverty indicators and the increasing menace of terrorism and extremism in Pakistan and elsewhere, underlining the pivotal role universities cold play to combat the given evil.
“If there is no any impact of the research work of universities in their suburbs, it means these universities are not performing their duties in befitting manner; such institutions will have to change their old tradition of mere teaching and awarding degrees; there must be brought reforms”, he said.
He said no nation could thrive without the use of modern science and technology; therefore he said “we need to establish institutions like Asian institute of Technology, Thailand to move forward in the field of science and technology”.
He also elaborated the role of universities in the socio- economic development of a country and discussed the large scale impact of universities on communities.
Researchers and participants who attended the conference came from 20 different countries. After his speech Dr. Burfat guided the young researchers in the context of research and shared his vast experience of study and teaching methodology with them.
He also appreciated the management committee especially Prof. Asadullah Shah, Executive Chair, Dr. Sheroz Khan, Technical Chair, Dr. Faiz, General Chair, Dr. Yaqoob Koondhar, Secretary, Dr. Irfan Shaikh, Dr. Kamran Khowaja, Muhammad Kamran Joyo and Athar Ali of ICETSS-2017.
On the occasion SU vice chancellor invited Prof. Asadullah Shah to collaborate in research engagements with his varsity and also to organize an International Conference in University of Sindh, Pakistan.
Prof. Asadullah Shah thanked Dr. Burfat for joining the International Conference as a keynote speaker held at Thailand and co-partner of ICETSS-2017.
Prof. Shah also invited Prof Burfat, Vice Chancellor, University of Sindh, Jamshoro to the upcoming IEEE international conference scheduled to be held in Bahrain this same year.
It may be noted that it was a trend-setting conference, well-known as one of the most innovative meetings within the Engineering, Communication, Signal Processing, Networking, Control Systems and Broadcast Technology aspects. ICETSS 2017 is international event annually organized by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Among others, Prof. Dr. George Banky from Australia, Prof. Siriwan Suebnukarn from Thailand and Emeritus Prof. Dato Ir Dr Mashkuri Yaacob from Malaysia were also keynote speaker in the conference.
JAMSHORO: Ali Baba was a trendsetting writer in Sindhi literature who did not choose cheap romantic themes and other such bizarre topics, but he highlighted intrinsic social issues of society, pecuniary problems and societal deprivations of the people in his stories and dramas which he wrote profusely.
This was the gist of opinions expressed by speakers comprising noted writers, academicians and close friends of prominent Sindhi story writer, novelist and TV playwright Ali Baba. They said that Ali was a multi-dimensional writer with innumerable abilities.
They expressed this at a seminar titled “Ali Baba: Personality, Art & Creative Role” held at Sindh University’s Institute of Sindhology here on the occasion of Ali’s 1st death anniversary on Tuesday night.
Presiding over the gathering, former Director of Sindhology and author of many books in Sindhi language Shaukat Hussain Shoro said Ali Baba was his friend, who achieved widespread popularity among his readers and viewers of his television plays due to his genuine thoughts and concerns for social problems of the common people in his literary creations.
He said Ali brought his own diction, new plots and touching thoughts for his writings adding that when nobody was ready to take the name of Sindh in the era of one unit, Ali started writing in those days in favor of downtrodden people of the province.
“Ali was not only a unique writer among others in Sindh but he also led a unique life”, said Shaukat Hussain Shoro.
Senior journalist and columnist Madad Ali Sindhi said Ali Baba was unconventional writer, who carved his own elevated place in Sindhi literature through his unique literary works.
He, who was a creator to the core, neither wrote on popular topics nor resorted to oft-repeated words or sentences of same meaning in his writings.
He said that Ali was a straightforward and a loving fellow who succeeded to get name and fame due to his exceptional writings, novels and dramas.
“I never saw him bewildered, he would carry dreams of a prosperous Sindh in his eyes”, Madad Ali Sindhi said.
Dr. Rasool Memon, who is a close friend of the deceased dramatist and author, said he (Ali Baba), had contributed tremendously in enrichment of Sindhi literature.
He entered in the realm of Sindhi literature as an author but emerged later as a very creative, progressive and powerful prose writer as well as TV playwright.
He wrote stories, novels, stage plays and television dramas which were widely liked by the people. His TV serials were master pieces in Sindhi literature.
He said that the novel named “Moenjodaro” written by Ali Baba was more beautiful than that of original Moenjodaro. He taught how to dance to the dancing girl of Moenjodaro (made by bronze at Daro) by vitalizing it, he said.
Renowned Sindhi poet Ali Dost Aajiz said that the deceased author was very helpful and highly intellectual writer whose writings left indelible impact on the minds of the reader.
He said the flow of thoughts of Ali Baba was more rapid than that of his tongue and pen adding that his way of thinking and observing the things as well as life was quite different than a common writer.
Writer Dr. tahmina Mufti said that Ali was a distinctive name of Sindhi language. His always talked about Sindh and highlighted its problems in his writings.
She said he [Ali Baba] painted the colors of life to Sindhi literature like a visual artist adding that the unconditional love for Sindh could be seen in his writings.
Another writer Ayoub Umrani said Ali was a reformist writer who fought with his pen against social evils. He said the issues pertaining to people in Sindh were highlighted by Ali Baba in his very widely viewed T.V. dramas and stories. It was through this play that the most barbaric act of perpetrators came to public and civil society raised their voice against outlaws and the authorities came into action against social evils. Ali Baba would long be remembered for this heroic act, he said.
The director of Institute of Sindhology and eminent poet Dr. Ishaque Samejo said the plays written by Ali became very popular among the audience.
He said he was closely associated with Ali baba and found him very sensitive and sensible. He picked up his inspiration for writing from society and wrote with courage and convenience, Dr. Samejo said.
“His plays that were played on air by PTV, got familiarity among the masses which was a big exploit and a great literary work”, he said.
A short documentary was also played that highlighted the life achievements of this great poet, writer, playwright and author. On the occasion the book-launching ceremony of his two books “Moenjodaro” and “Sindhbad Jo Safar” got published by Sindh Archive Department, Government of Sindh were held wherein intellectuals, authors and writers participated.
In the end Ali Baba corner established at Sindhology museum was also inaugurated by Shaukat Hussain Shoro. Singer Zulfiqar Ali Qureshi thrilled the audience by presenting a wayee (a kind of poetry which can be sung) of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai.
Among others, famous poet Ayaz Gul, intellectual Inam Shaikh, Faheem Noonari, senior journalists Niaz Panhwar and Izhar Soomro were also present on the occasion.
JAMSHORO: The Controller of Examinations (Annual), University of Sindh has announced the results of B.Sc (Home Economics) Part-I and II annual examinations 2016. On the other hand, the Controller of Examinations (Annual) has announced the results of B.Sc (Pass) Part-I annual examinations 2016. According to announcement, as many as 7888 candidates were appeared in the examination of B.Sc (Pass) Part-I out of which 47 candidates have been declared successful, while 2670 candidates have been termed fail, 277 candidates had been absent from the examination and the results of 142 candidates have been withheld for various reasons.
JAMSHORO: The University of Sindh will be celebrating 70th Independence Day with zeal and fervor on Monday the 14th August, 2017.
As per notification issued by Registrar, the flag-hoisting and National Anthem ceremonies will be held at the University of Sindh, Allama I.I. Kazi Campus Jamshoro, Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad, University of Sindh Laar Campus Badin, Sindh University Campus Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Campus Dadu, Sindh University Campus Thatta, Sindh University Campus Larkana and Sindh University Campus Naushahro Feroze respectively at 8:00 am (or time prescribed by the Government of Pakistan).
The Vice-Chancellor, University of Sindh Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat would be the Chief Guest for this ceremony at the Allama I.I Kazi Campus Jamshoro.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellors and Focal Persons of the Varsity’s campuses will preside over the ceremony at their respective campuses.
The University has also ensured transport facilities for teachers, officers, employees and students of the University. The University buses shall ply on the usual routes i.e. at 7:00 am from Latifabad, Qasimabad, Hussainabad, Kotri via University of Sindh, Elsa Kazi Campus, Hyderabad and from Goods Naka, Hyderabad.
One bus shall ply at 7:15 am from Sindh University residential colony, Sindh University Employees Housing Society, Jamshoro to University of Sindh, Elsa Kazi Campus, Hyderabad.
All the Sindh University faculty members, officers and administrative staff have been asked to attend the Independence Day ceremony which will commence at 7:30 am positively at Hyder Bux pavilion, University of Sindh, Jamshoro .
The ceremony will comprise of hoisting national flag, playing national anthem, passing out parade by Pakistan Rangers, Sindh Police, SU Security Guards and SU school scouts.