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Lahore (September 29, 2019): Three days visit by delegation of campus-based student societies from more than 10 public sector universities ended. The visit was organized by Inter-University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences (IUCPSS) to encourage the youth which is part of different universitiesand playing their vital role in student clubs and societies.

According to details students of University of Sindh University Jamshoro,  Quaid-e- Azam University Islamabad, Islamia University Bhawalpur, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, University of Education Lahore, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Agricultural University Multan, Punjab University, University of Malakand and Women University Multan visited Superior University Lahore, COMSATS University Lahore Campus, University of Education Lahore, and Management House Lahore. The student delegates got a chance to interact with International delegates there.

 

On the arrival of Governor House Punjab, Begum Perveen Sarwar the wife of Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, who is also the vice chairperson of Sarwar Foundation interacted with the delegation where it was decided that meaningful engagement of the students would be ensured through strengthening boy scouts nag girls guide. At COMATS Lahore Campus, Dr. Qaisar Abbas, Director Campus, warmly welcomed to the all delegates.

 

At the University of Education Lahore Campus, a dialogue on camous life was attended by national delegates along with International students where the participants shared experiences and best practices on effective role of student societies in promoting values of peace, tolerance, and co-existence and inter faith harmony. At the event, IUCPSS encouraged youth to make new policies and endorsed to own the universities and youth.

 

The delegation invited over reception with Vice-Chancellors and higher education Leadership of Punjabat Gymkhana Club Lahore. While addressing to the delegates, Chairman Vice-Chancellors Committee and Vice- Chancellor Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad, Prof Dr. Muhammad Ali, and Vice-Chancellor University of Education Lahore, Prof Dr. Rauf-I-Azam highlighted the importance of inter University collaborations to effective and meaningful engagement of the students in extra-curricular activities.

Management House Lahore arranged a session ‘Interactive discussion on peace and co-existence ‘which was conducted by Mr. Ali Abbas, he shared that ‘diversity is an aspect of human existence that cannot be eradicated by terrorism or war or self- consuming hatred. It can only be conquered by recognizing and claiming the wealth of values it represents for all. They discussed every conceptual narrative of society and on-going issues. Moreover, such healthy activities and discussion can change the school of thoughts, the discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.

Delegates shared their experiences and pledged support to IUCPSS to complete this session, and provided them an opportunity to interact with a variety of people from different walks. At the end of the 2-day interactive session ‘Preparing Youth for Better Future’ Mr. Murtaza Noor shared in conclusion note that “I have never heard that the things which have been covered by us in these 2 days were the enlisted in any agenda before, the way key stakeholders of academia, vice-chancellors, higher institutes, management house Lahore, governor house Punjab and more such inclusive things warmly welcomed us and shared their progress, youth engagement, opportunities, plans, and participation.’

He added these exposures are the only source to enhance the capacities of young cadre and also will encourage them to realize the worth and value of such a diverse environment. He stressed that we are at the edge of our event, social media is the only tool where we can promote and protect our themes and ideas, digital tactics should be utilized in this framework, Facebook to twitter just use a designed hashtag and spread-out our motive behind this 3rd International Students Convention and Expo.

All universities which are part of our venture are highly encouraged to take a start-up of a stall in the expo and exhibit your campus life and the societies which are playing their active role for the betterment of youth leadership. ‘Commitment should be sustainable, collective approaches and diverse  support can add more colors in your work, so try to facilitate others by innovative ideas’, Murtaza Noor expressed. Inter University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences Pakistan arranged visit of Students Societies Delegation from University of #Karachi (#UoK) to COMSATS University Islamabad where they held very productive discussion with Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar, Rector #CUI following a visit of the Islamabad Campus. We are thankful to Rector COMSATS for nice hospitality and fruitful interaction with the delegation.