LAHORE - The Government College University (GCU) has organised a three-day All Pakistan Technology and Art Festival 2014 that was endeavoured to provide a platform to students from across Pakistan to exhibit their innovative ideas, share knowledge and reveal their creativities.According to details, as many as 350 students from 40 educational institutions including University of Engineering and Technology, FAST, Punjab University, Kinnaird College, Virtual University, MUML, GIFT, UCP and UMT participated in the eighteen competitions including Coding Geek (junior/senior), Project Development, Graphic Designing, Typography, E-Gaming Championship, Scavenger Hunt, Concept Machine and Sky Lanterns participated in the event.In his message to the participants of the festival, GCU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Khaleeq-ur-Rahman said that science, literature and arts are equally important for the progress and prosperity of mankind and such co-curricular activities, besides creating a positive environment of competition, provide a platform to students from diverse backgrounds to socialise and share their experiences and ideas.Department of Computer Science Chairperson Dr Saleem Khan said that the event would provide the opportunity to the students to show their skills in the fields of art and technology. About relation between art and technology, he described that both art and tech were common fields by nature and to work in these fields, impressions were taken from nature and surroundings. Dr Saleem said that GCU always believed in vision, effort and goal, adding, “Without vision, efforts are useless and without effort, nobody can achieve goal.” “There are more than 50 students’ societies in the university, which help groom the students to face the future challenges and excel in every walk of life,” he said. WORKSHOP: The Clinical Psychology Unit of GCU Tuesday organised a two-day international workshop on “Hypnosis, NLP and Timeline Therapy” at the university’s Faiz Seminar Hall.VC Dr Khaleequr Rahman chaired the closing session of the workshop, which was also addressed by Dr Oskan Mehmedagi, chief hypnotist, NLP practitioner and CEO of Mindfield, UK. Clinical Psychology Unit Incharge Dr Tazvin Ijaz and a large number of clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and trainee clinical psychologists attended the workshop.In his address, Prof Rahman said that highlighted the importance of psychology in daily life issues and in improving the mental health of general community. “Such workshops help students improve their studies and groom their abilities,” he added. Dr Tazvin Ijaz said that the workshop was aimed at equipping clinical psychologists and fellow professionals with a useful method of treating mental health issues. She said that the Clinical Psychology Unit would continue organising such event in future. The workshop ended with an ambition of raising the standards of clinical psychology training.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 09-Apr-2014 here.