LAHORE - The Golden Jubilee Celebrations of GCU Dr Ajmal Psychological Society have begun at the Government College University Lahore.

This week-long celebrations includes seminar psychology, lecturers by eminent psychologists, poster exhibition and various competitions that aim to celebrate the life and work of the late Dr Muhammad Ajmal, the former principal of Government College Lahore and founder of psychology in Pakistan.

Vice Chancellor Dr Khaleeq-ur-Rahman inaugurated the celebrations at a graceful ceremony at GCU Psychology Department. Dean Faculty of Science Prof Dr Islam Ullah Khan and Psychology Department Chairman Dr Asir Ajmal were also present.

Speaking on the occasion, the VC highlighted the intricate relationship between psychology and religion, and stated that it was psychologists’ duty to help propagate wisdom in society. He stressed the dire need to rescue the institute of education in Pakistan from degradation. Eminent Psychologist Dr Asir Ajmal posited his ardent belief that mental as well as physical well-being was attained through remembrance of God and His word; Quranic verses provided solace and comfort to a troubled soul.  Later, the celebrations began with the Qirat Competition in which the first position was secured by Qari Rehmat Ullah, second position was a tie between Muhammad Sajjad Hafiz and Muhammad Raza, while Hamza Muhtaar secured the third position.