GCU Seminar on Combating Drug Use in Universities
LAHORE: Anti-Narcotics Society of the Government College University, (GCU) Lahore held a “Pledge to Quit” seminar on Tuesday to deliberate on strategies to combat drug abuse in educational institutions.
Major General Ghulam Shabbir Narejo, Director General of Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Pakistan, and GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi spoke at the seminar which was marked by musical performances and theater and speeches by university students.
In his address, Major General Shabbir Narejo said that around 84% of the world’s heroin (nearly 6,800 metric tons) is produced in neighboring Afghanistan and transported around the world via three routes, namely Central Asian states, Iran and Pakistan. “Of this huge amount, a single metric ton is more than enough to destroy the entire youth of Lahore. So this huge volume of narcotics being transmitted through Pakistan makes our society extremely vulnerable to the spread of narcotics and makes our work extremely difficult. said ANF DG Shabbir Narejo announced a cash reward for different GCU companies involved in drug addiction awareness.
Speaking on the occasion, Professor Zaidi said that narcotics are being used as a weapon against young people in modern hybrid warfare, and it is the individual responsibility of each of us to wage this war and protect ourselves. illegal drugs.
The Force Commander of the Punjab Regional Anti-Narcotics Force Directorate, Brig Rashid Minhas, said the GCU Anti-Narcotics Society is a model for other universities. The seminar ended with an awareness walk.
UET, Partner Universities to Digitize Higher Education: Lahore University of Engineering and Technology (UET), as the National Center of International Institute of Online Education (IIOE) in Pakistan, organized an agreement signing ceremony with its partner universities to facilitate the digital transformation of higher education. educational system.
In this regard, a certificate award ceremony and a competition were held. The event began with opening remarks from UET Vice-Chancellor Prof. Syed Mansoor Sarwar, LYU Feng, Head of Asia-Pacific Program Office and Ms. Li Fan.
Lyu Feng pointed out that the IIOE National Center for Pakistan, established at UET Lahore, will streamline future work and coordination by implementing various upcoming projects regarding capacity building and professional development of teachers, to expand quality educational resources and content, to strengthen domain-specific research and knowledge sharing, to promote blended teaching and learning, and to stimulate the survey of Pakistani higher education experts digitized on the world stage.
UVAS Hosts Seminar: The Business Incubation Center (BIC) of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS), Lahore, on Tuesday organized an awareness-raising seminar on “Business Opportunities through E-Commerce” at the city campus.
Speaking on the occasion, Professor Dr. Nasim Ahmad urged students to learn entrepreneurial skills using information technology to start their own businesses.
Earlier, Faisal Azhar gave an informative lecture to the students, in which he talked about various aspects regarding basic information of e-commerce, opportunities on Amazon, income scheme videos to know more about new ventures , the state of mind, the marketing of different products, the collaboration. , how to provide services to clients, communication skills, methodologies, vision, roadmap, strategies, research and exploration of opportunities for startups, etc.