LAHORE - Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran Thursday inaugurated Chinese Corner sponsored by Chinese government and China Hanban and a corner for schoolchildren on Thursday.

An inauguration ceremony was held at PU Library in which Chief Librarian Ch Hanif, Dr Haroon Usmani, Institute of Languages Incharge Dr Maria Maldonado, Prof Dr Khawaja Zakrya, Controller Examination Prof Dr Shahid Munir, Dr Rubina Zakir, faculty members, students of Chinese Language and Laboratory High School participated.  

Addressing the ceremony, Dr Mujahid Kamran appreciated Chaudhry Hanif for setting up a corner for children as it would promote reading habits among children. He said that China had become the second biggest economy of the world because of which importance of Chinese language had increased manifold. He said that China wanted to become superpower of knowledge. He said that the Chinese corner would help learn Chinese language and for obtaining other necessary information about China.

Dr Maria Maldonado said that Chinese language was being taught at Institute of Languages since 2010 and the Chinese corner would be an asset for the students.  Chief Librarian Chaudhry Hanif said that with the sponsorship of Chinese government, Chinese Corner had been established with 1000 titles while Children’s Corner also had 1000 titles.

SEMINAR ON IQBAL: In connection with Iqbal Day, Punjab University Department of History organised a special lecture. Department of History Chairman Prof Dr Iqbal Chawla, Ghazi Abdullah, Dr Mehboob Hussain, faculty members and a large number of students were present.

In his address, Ghazi Abdullah shed light on various aspects of Allama Iqbal’s life. The ceremony was followed by competitions among students on Kalam-e-Iqbal and a declamation contest. In the end Incharge Students Affair Dr Mehboob Hussain thanked the participants.

EXAM SCHEDULE: Punjab University BCom Part-I, II supplementary examination 2014 will commence from November 20, for which roll number slips have been dispatched to all candidates on their addresses. If any candidate has not received slip, he/she can receive the duplicate slip from BCom section, Exams Department New Campus.