Rawalpindi - The investiture ceremony of the students council and the annual exhibition 2015 of the Federal Government (FG) Postgraduate College for Women, Kashmir Road were held here yesterday.

Col Rana Munnawar Hussain, Deputy Director Federal Government Educational Institutions (FGEI) Cantt and Garrison, was the chief guest while college principal Rana Qazi, faculty members and parents of students were also present on the occasion.

To display the creative blooming of young ingenious minds, the annual exhibition was held in collaboration with the departments of Fine Arts, Home Economics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

The exhibition was inaugurated at the Fine Arts Department where yearly projects of the students made a show. Their work included tiles, textiles, cards, posters, abstract painting, sketching, stenciling, landscape, still-life, water colors etc. Designs of different civilisations in pottery painting were highly appreciated.

Students from 1st year to 4th year employed different mediums such as pencils, charcoal, water colors, oil colours, crayons, acrylics etc under the able guidance of their teachers to produce some real gems of art and designing.

An equally fascinating and colorful segment of the exhibition was observed in the Home Economics Department. Tastefully and skillfully made projects of students such as trolley sets, kitchen sets, collage, cushion work, patchwork, frocks, baby sets, card-making and flower arrangements (fresh and dry) were simply stunning. They truly reflected the consistent efforts of students and teachers. The Computer Science Department exhibited its skills in software projects. Students presented projects on ‘The Historical places of Pakistan’ and ‘Student Record System’.

The Department of Physics displayed models of ‘Home Automatic Module’, ‘Alarm System’ and ‘Digital Automatic System’. In Biology, students made models of ‘Transformation of Bacteria’, ‘Carbon Cycle’, ‘Haemodialysis’ and ‘DNA Replication’.

The Department of Chemistry displayed their skills through presenting projects on ‘Healing of Ozone Layer’, ‘Control Process’ and ‘Waste Water Treatment’. The chief guest also paid a detailed visit to the exhibition.

Speaking on this occasion, Principal Rana Qazi expressed gratitude to chief guest for his continual support in resolving the affairs of the institution and welcomed him to the college ceremony. 

She also paid a rich tribute to the glorious history of the College in producing women of substance such as Shaista Zaid, Dr Maleeha Lodhi, Nelofar Bukhari, novelist Sara Suleri, historian Ayesha Jalal as well as ambassadors to Denmark, Ireland, Egypt and Mexico.

She emphasized on the role of the Student Council in facilitating the two-way interaction between students and the faculty. She also congratulated the newly-elected Council Members and advised them to prove themselves worthy of the honour conferred upon them.

Col Rana Munawar Hussain took oath from the newly elected council members and presidents of various societies and distributed badges among them.

Delight and enthusiasm irradiated the faces of the newly elected council members who included President Zoha Malik Sher, Vice President Sajar Ali, General Secretary (1st Shift) Nimra Naeem, General Secretary (2nd Shift) Nadia Imtiaz, Joint Secretary (1st Shift) Amna Shafqat, Joint Secretary (2nd Shift) Haya Shaukat

New President Zoha Malik Sher expressed her heartfelt feelings of gratitude to the principal, teachers, and students for bestowing this singular honour upon her. Later the Chief Guest was presented the College Insignia by the Principal.

Col Rana Munawar Hussain, in his address to the students thanked the college authorities for inviting him to the occasion. He stressed on the importance of education, particularly female education that empowers a significant section of our nation. He called teachers the backbone of society as well as the architects of students’ character. He appreciated the science and art projects presented by the students and congratulated the Student Council Members on their achievement.