ICCI, Roots sign MoU to promote entrepreneurial spirit in youth

ISLAMABAD (INP): ICCI and Roots Millennium Schools (RMS) have signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance cooperation for promoting entrepreneurial spirit, especially in youth. Muzzamil Hussain Sabri, President, ICCI and Ch Faisal Mushtaq, CEO, Roots Millennium Schools signed the MoU. The signing ceremony was held at Chamber House. The main objective of the MoU is to encourage the students of RMS towards entrepreneurship as well as to promote industry-academia linkages. ICCI will provide internships to RMS students to give them practical exposure of theoretical knowledge, assist them in identification of research topics for industry and will provide them mentorship & guidance on entrepreneurship.

RMS students will also be engaged in event management activities for providing them useful learning experience. In return RMS will share industrial search studies with ICCI for the benefit of local industry. RMS will provide 50% discount in admission fee and 10% discount in monthly tuition fee to the children of ICCI members for study in its schools. Monthly fee discount shall be applicable from Play Group to Secondary Education level.

Speaking at the occasion, Chaudhry Faisal Mushtaq, Chief Executive Officer, Roots Millennium Schools said that RMS has gained national and international recognition for providing quality education. He said RMS has achieved academic excellence and all round development of students over nearly 30 years. RMS has won the fastest 100 growing companies of Pakistan award and 500 fastest growing companies of Arabia & Gulf region from the All World Network USA. He vowed that RMS will continue to provide international standard education to the students.

In his welcome address, Muzzamil Hussain Sabri, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry appreciated the dynamic role of Ch. Faisal Mushtaq for developing Roots Millennium Schools into a role model educational institution in the country that provides quality education to our youth and prepares them to become future leaders of the country. He hoped that MoU of cooperation between ICCI and RMS would yield beneficial results for the students as well as for the local industry. Abdul Rauf Alam ICCI Group Leader played a key role in finalization of this MoU.

CSD offers up to 35pc special discount during Ramazan

LAHORE (APP): Canteen Store Department (CSD), a supermarket network for armed forces, has announced special discount up to 35 per cent on all products throughout the country during the holy month of Ramazan-ul-Mubarak. Managing Director, Canteen Store Department, Major General Niaz Kausar Sheikh told APP on Saturday that he had approved special discount at all its outlets across the country. He said that even civilian could also visit for shopping. He said that the best quality grocery, food items, garments, furniture, fresh fruits, vegetables and other household items were available at all stores at reasonable rates, comparatively less than open market.

He said, “CSD has been offering special discounts almost for the last several years with a sole aim to facilitate all segments of the society especially the poor to observe “fasts” and celebrate Eid properly”. He said that in certain items “We sell them even at loss” and benefit goes to the people.

A civilian visitor Muhammad Ramazan, a driver by profession, said he had purchased a number of items for his six-member family at a special discount from CSD store.

Major (Retd) Zahoor Ahmad Ranjaha, Lt.Col (Retd) Sultan Haider, Majors (Retd) Umar and Anzar said that they got changed mobil oil and air filters of their cars and also got checked air pressure of tyres without service charges besides wheel balancing at Guard Auto Zone outlet at the CSD. They said that it was a good addition to CSD for better service for all visitors to save time and get quality automobile services while shopping.

500 farmers get modern training on agriculture

MUZAFFARGARH (APP): As many as 500 farmers were imparted modern training to boost agriculture produce in the district. Addressing a ceremony organized by PODA, a non-governmental organisation, EDO Agriculture Mian Abid Hussain said that agriculture department was extending all possible assistance to promote farming sector in the province. Earlier, NCHD Chairman Malik Khair Muhammad Budh stated that NGOs and other private sector should also work on agriculture sector like they were paying more focus on education and healthcare sectors. He observed that 70 percent population of country was attached to agriculture sector, however, there was dire need to train youth to promote agriculture sector.

Sugarcane growers advised to utilize proper fertilizers

MULTAN (APP): Agriculture experts have advised sugarcane growers to utilize proper fertilizers for getting maximum production of spring sugarcane crop. Sugarcane growers should utilized third instalment of nitrogen fertilizer by end of recent month of June. Growers should also removed weeds from the crop as it could decrease the sugarcane production by 50 percent. He said growers should irrigate sugarcane crop timely as per acre production could be affected from it. Growers advised to irrigate sugarcane crop five to six times from 10 to 12 days gap during the months of May and June. He said growers could spray on sugarcane crop after consultation with field staff of agriculture department (extension and pest warning).

PFA launches campaign against sale of adulterated items

LAHORE (Staff Reporter): Punjab Food Authority is continuing its campaign against those selling adulterated and substandard items. Teams of PFA inspected different Ramzan Baazars and hotels of Lahore. Gulberg Town team sealed Yasir Broast Faisal Town Link Road on poor cleanliness, arrested its owner Ali Hassan and got registered a case at Faisal Town police station. Quality of fruits, vegetables, drinks, flour, sugar and others was checked and substandard items were destroyed on the spot. On the orders of CM Punjab, banners having the instructions and phone number of Food Safety Officer of every town were got displayed at all stalls of Ramazan bazaars so that people could register their proposals and complaints without any hurdle.

Moreover, officers of Punjab Food Authority imposed a fine of an overall 68 thousand rupees to Bandhu Khan Sweets & Bakers, Al-Fazal Milk Products, Butt Sweets and Shahi Nashta and Lahore Sweets.