Sindh University students urged to develop skills

JAMSHORO:23 august: Speakers at a lecture programme have stressed need for Sindh University to develop skills and adopt value-based positive approach in students in order to succeed in their lives and serve country with their all-out efforts as they are future of the country. They proposed SU's Institute of Biochemistry to convert 'Youth, Science and Technology Magazine' being published by institute into research journal and to re-activate Sindh Science Foundation to accelerate research productivity at the varsity. During magazine-launching of 'Youth, Science and Technology Magazine' Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Fateh Muhammad Burfat said youth would someday replace people sitting at podium, observing that no one was indispensable in the world. "I would urge upon you to develop dreams, set vision, formulate plans and strategies to materialise your vision and develop skills to excel", he emphasised. He said ongoing and next century belonged to youth. We are lucky that our future would be in hands of young people, in contrast ratio of old people outnumbers the younger lot in most of developed countries of world including China, Canada and Japan, he elaborated. He maintained that science was a synonym for observations, experimentation and verification; whereas, term culture stood for environment created by man. He said there was a dire need to promote culture of merit, fair-play, transparency and honesty. He announced installation of air conditioner, multimedia screen in hall of Institute of Biochemistry and revival of Sindh Science Society. Chairman, Pakistan Innovation Foundation, Saad Amanullah Khan said he loved Pakistan, but his love must not blur their sense of reality, indicating that economy of the country had not been doing well for past 5-6 years.Published in Daily Times, August 23rd 2017.