RAWALPINDI -  A seminar under the theme of “Say No to Corruption” to celebrate the Anti-Corruption Day was held at the Pir Mehr Ali Shah, Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) here on Friday.

The seminar was organised by Office of the Students Affairs with an aim to create awareness among students on how to disburse corruption from society through anti-corruption measures.

Speakers focused on character building to eliminate corruption from our society through the teachings of Islam and other social aspects such as Marsh Mallow Effects. They stressed the need of social justice, good governance, and fair and equal distribution of resources.

Col (Redt) Shehzad Bhatti, Ex Director General NAB was the chief guest while Prof. Dr Sarwat N. Mirza was the guest of honor at the seminar. The seminar was attended by deans, directors, faculty members and a large number of students.

Col ® Shehzad Bhatti, stressed the need of integrity, equality and other moral values to lead a respectable life. He focused on character building of students for their social development. He was of the view that good governance is crucial to cope with corruption and said, “State must ensure every citizen the basic right of life to eliminate poverty, right to think and express and right to justice through enforcement of law, whereas every individual must respect the law by ignoring the statuses or titles and own the property of country to make Pakistan more prosperous.”

Vice Chancellor PMAS-AAUR, Prof. Dr Sarwat N. Mirza said, “Integrity and discipline is the key to a successful life.” He urged the students to develop courage of social boycott for the elimination of corruption and work to rid evils from the society. He said: “Change your attitude to change the society and conquer the world.”

Earlier, Prof. Dr Khalid Saifullah Principal Officer Student Affairs department delivered the welcome note and briefed the purpose of organizing the seminar while Prof. Dr Abdul Saboor, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences and Prof. Ghulam Hussain Babar also addressed the participants. A walk was also held at the campus to observe the Anti-Corruption Day.

Posters contest highlights Quaid’s life

Department of Computer Arts of the Fatima Jinnah Women University Friday organised a poster competition in connection with birth anniversary of founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on Friday.

The topic of poster competition was Quaid Ka Pakistan. The celebrations were aimed at educating the students about Quaid’s life and struggle through which he made a history by bringing Pakistan on the world map.  Following the rules and regulations a number of students from all the departments of the university participated in the competition.

There were two types of paintings: Manual and Digital. Humera Tanqeen from Fine Arts Dept stood first and Laraib Rahim stood second in manual painting whereas Fine Arts Dept students Zainab got first and Khatija Saleem got second positions in digital painting. Judges for Poster Competition were Ass Professor Media Studies Prof Dr Ahlam Tariq and Assistant Professor Computer Arts Zareen Gull. Chief Guest of the competition Professor Dr Sarwat, Associate Dean of FJWU appreciates the students’ hard work and distributes the prizes and certificates among them.

Meanwhile, Inter Markaz competition was also held among students of 39 government-run educational institutions at the Government Boys Primary School Dhamial.

The students participated in the competition were from schools located in Markaz Rawalpindi Cantt, Markaz Pirwadhai and Markaz Adiala.

On the occasion, Assistant Education Officer Rawalpindi Cantt Amir Aqeel Shah was the chief guest. The competitions of Qirat, Naat, Urdu and English speeches were held among the students. At the end, the chief guest distributed shields and prizes among the winners.