Need stressed for SU students to develop skills, adopt value-based approach

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.

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