Rawalpindi - The Office of Research Innovation and Commercialisation (ORIC) organised entrepreneurship fair yesterday at Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU). The founding president Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce (IWCC) Samina Fazil was the chief guest of the ceremony. A total of 58 different stalls have been displayed by exhibitors that include FJWU current students, alumni and established business women from twin cities.

A large number of visitors included faculty, staff, students, alumni and women attended this event. Display of products and services included; personality assessment, pottery, paintings, photography, clothing, bedding jewellery, handicrafts and food items were displayed by FJWU young entrepreneurs and established business women.

Vice Chancellor (VC) FJWU Prof Dr Samina Amin Qadir said on the occasion that FJWU was committed to provide its students with hands on trainings and market exposure. Today’s fair was one of the prime examples which show FJWU’s commitment.

She also said this was a good occasion where students could mix with alumni and professionals, which ultimately would help them to grow their ideas and businesses.  She further said it was remarkable how students have executed their innovated ideas in today’s fair. She also assured that FJWU would keep providing such platforms to young women to showcase their talent.  

Samina Fazil said women in the present day have been recognised as an indivisible part of the global struggle for a stable economy. Same was the case in Pakistan where women have recently become the symbol of change. She said now educated, gifted, and qualified females could enter virtually any business. She also elaborated that FJWU was playing very important role to train young women. Such fairs would give confidence to young females and also provide platform to show case their talents and innovative ideas. She also assured her assistance and collaboration to start training programs on entrepreneurship at FJWU in future.