GCU receives Rs20m donations for new mosque, Islamic centre at main campus

LAHORE – The Government College University (GCU), Lahore received donations of about Rs20 million from its alumni, staff, philanthropists and students for the establishment of a new mosque and an Islamic centre at its main campus. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi hosted an iftar dinner on Friday where philanthropists pledged around five million rupees more for the mosque, while donations of almost fifteen million rupees had already been received by the University, said a press release issued here on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Zaidi said that the construction of this grand Islamic Centre and Mosque would cost a total of Rs100 million. He said the Mosque and Islamic Centre would have three floors where a library, conference room and auditorium would be built besides a large prayer room.

On the occasion, Naat and Qirat Competitions were also organized by the GCU Debating Society. About 40 teams from various educational institutions including Punjab University, Comsat University Lahore, University of Education, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences participated in the competitions.

 

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