Published On: Fri, Dec 20th, 2013
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AIOU prepares a three-day plan to celebrate Quaid-e-Azam anniversary

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Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University(AIOU) has chalked-out a three-day plan to celebrate 137th birth anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah that includes holding of a media seminar and symposium on Quaid’s vision about a democratic Pakistan.

The celebrations will start with the holding of a day-long national seminar on the topic of “Quaid-e-Azam’s Vision: A Democratic Pakistan” on Dec. 23(Monday) at 10:00am at the University main campus. Some important official dignitaries have been invited to participate in the event.

The invitees include Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Pervaiz Rashid and Minister for Planning and Development, Ahsan Iqbal.

Department of Mass Communication, AIOU will hold a seminar on ‘Quaid-e-Azam and Responsible Media’ on December 24. The Chairman, Pakistan Press Council, Justice (Retd) Raja Muhammad Shafqat Khan Abbasi will be the Chief Guest on the occasion. Notable journalists from print and electronic media have been invited to address the seminar.

Another day-long event has also been organized by the Department of History on December 25 that will include speeches’ contest among the students besides presentation of tableau and national songs.

A meeting of senior AIOU’s offices and academic staff held on Thursday which discussed and finalized the celebrations plan. Vice-Chancellor, AIOU Prof. Dr. Nazir Ahmed Sangi presided over the meeting. Addressing the meeting, he said that the celebrations are aimed at motivating the new generation to follow the foot-prints and sayings of the father of the nation to develop the country as true Islamic welfare state.

The university, he said has focused on the promotion of knowledge, skill and positive attitude among the youth, so that they could become important asset in the national-building task. Through such events, he said the nation can also pay tributes to the great leader for his glorious contribution toward the creation of an important homeland.