LAHORE - The all Pakistan mega event, Nerds of Art and Gurus of Science 2011, has kicked off at the Government College University on Wednesday. As many as 300 students from 27 educational intuitions of Pakistan are participating in the three day mega event which is organised by the Department of Physics in coordination with Photography Club, Department of Fine Arts, Computer Sciences Department and IEEE Electronics Wing. The mega competitions of Robotic Race, Circuit Designing, Technical Quiz, Speed Writing, Science Project Exhibition, Best Proposed Scientific Solution, Best Scientific Idea, Photography, Essay Writing, Short Film Contest, Sketching, Painting, Sculpture, Dress Designing, Short Story Writing, Poetry, Recycling, Dubbing, E-gamming and Flash War are the part of mega event that has basked the GC University Lahore into co-curricular and scientific activities. GCU Physics Department Chairperson Prof. Dr Hassan A Shah inaugurated the activities by lighting up NAGS candles at the Bokhari Auditorium GCU. The heads of various departments and participating teams caption were also present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Prof Dr Hassan A Shah said that both science and arts equally important for the success of mankind. He said, Art is for those who learn; poetry for those who know. He said that the two genre of education (i.e science and arts) gather could create an exceptional difference. He said that the objective behind NAGS was to bring the students of Arts and Science from all over Pakistan under one roof and become a podium for these intellectuals to come up and express their innovative ideas, share knowledge and reveal their creativity. The most colorful of NAGS on Wednesday was ASTROFEST; moon and planet sighting festival through biggest digital telescope. Noted astronomer Umair Asim was also present on the occasion who explained the students about various stars and planets. NAGS Chief Organiser Salman Mahmood, a student of BS Honors (Electronics) said that students from rural areas had come to take part in the science competition and they were found to be highly talented.