Sunday, May 2, 2010

UAF Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan visits the Stalls of "Holy Qura'an" after inaugurating the 4-Day Qura'an Exhibition as a Chief Guest

4-Day Qura’an Exhibition organized by Office of the Senior Tutor, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad in collaboration with Qura’an Foundation Pakistan and Faisalabad Arts Council inaugurated by UAF Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan outside Iqbal Auditorium on Wednesday morning.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan said that this exhibition is source of spiritual inspiration not only for students but it is an enthusiastic experience for people from all walks of life. He added that due to collection of ancient hand-written Holy Book this exhibition has a touch of historic fragrance.

It is worth mentioning that a 1250 years old Qura’an written in Ibrani language as well as various manuscripts of Qura’n-E-Majeed written during 150 to 300 years old era. The old manuscripts of Holy Qura’an in French, Albanian, Spanish, German, Turkish, Bosnian, Russian, English, African, Uzbek, Tamil, Hindi and other languages are exhibited here.

World’s smallest Holy Qura’an as well as “Tafseer” written by various Islamic Scholars has also been showcased. Some of antiques manuscripts blended with Gold, Silver and Precious Stones are being exhibited. The calligraphy and Cd’s, as well as Soft wares are also being showcased.
This exhibition will remain open from 14th to 15th April, from 09:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m. and subsequently on 16th to 17th April at Faisalabad Arts Council.

Miss Farah Riaz Co-ordinator 2-Day Speech Therapy Workshop presents bouquet to the Chief Guest Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Vice Chancellor UAF

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad has been providing community building services to the Campus Community in this regard a counseling centre is being established for the students to provide them counseling regarding stress management and carrier development. This was stated by Prof. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Vice Chancellor UAF while addressing the certificates distribution ceremony of 2-Day workshop on Speech Therapy” jointly organized by Day-Care Centre UAF and Punjab Medical College at STC Hall here on Wednesday.

Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan added that the Day-Care Centre of the University has become a sign of integrity for working women as their Infants, Kids, and Special Children are being taken care of by highly qualified staff. He maintained that Day Care Centre has been performing as a laboratory for human development and family studies for Post-Graduate students of Department of Rural Home-Economics.

Dr. Imtiaz Dogar, The Psychiatric from Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad urged the need for collaborative efforts at institutional levels to cope with such psychological problems. He lauded the efforts of UAF Administration regarding establishment of Day-Care Centre and school for special children.

Ms. Asma Bajwa, highlighted the hurdles of communication and briefed about stuttering, stammering and articulation to the participants and pointed out the psychological solutions through speech therapy. She also spoke on the stammering and clattering problems.

Miss Farah Riaz, Incharge Day-Care Centre UAF and workshop coordinator while highlighting the role of DCC said that UAF is planning to establish Montessori services for kids of Campus Community. She added that 34 students are participated the speech therapy course which has been successfully managed. in befitting manner.

Mr. Khalid Bhatti from GC UF, Moazzam Bin Zahoor, EDO Special Education and other dignitaries attended the closing ceremony. Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan distributed certificates to the participants.

Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan while inaugurating the wheat harvesting campaign

University of Agriculture Faisalabad will provide indigenous wheat production to its employees in soft monthly installments thereby to facilitate such employees who are not in position to pay the whole cost in one time. This assertion was given by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan while inaugurating the wheat harvesting campaign here at campus on Saturday evening.

Dr. Iqrar A Khan said that by virtue of massive wheat sowing campaign of provincial government, this year the country will witness enormous wheat production. He emphasized the need for efficient storage facilities in government and private sector to keep it away from adulteration and other mites’ attacks. Dr. Khan said though wheat harvesting with combine harvester geared up the whole process but we have to provide such technologies to the farmers to arrest the growing trend of burning its residues into ashes and keep the environment clean and eco-friendly. He asked the director farms Dr. Sher Muhammad to submit such doable work plan to facilitate the low grade employees by providing them opportunity of wheat procurement on soft monthly installments.

Pakistan Horticulture Development & Export Company (PHDEC) had inked an MOU with UAF, faisalabad

Pakistan Horticulture Development & Export Company (PHDEC) had inked an MOU with University of Agriculture Faisalabad, its sub campuses at TT Singh, Depalpur and College for Agriculture DG. Khan to build their capacity for introducing agribusiness related curricula and certificate courses for managers, supervisors, technicians and entrepreneurs. The ceremony was held at UAF VC Chamber along with signatories of the partner institutions and representative for Chief Executive PHDEC, Lahore.

The other objectives of MOU were to enhance the capacity of the partner institutions to introduce courses covering the fruit and vegetable handling techniques and fruit and vegetable processing and preservations. It is imperative to mention here that the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (MINFAL), Government of Pakistan is executing Agribusiness Development and Diversification Project (ADDP) with the financial and technical assistance of Asian Development Bank (ADB) with the overall goal to support economic growth and employment generation through agribusiness development in the country and Pakistan Horticulture Development & Export Company (PHDEC) meant for undertaking the capacity building programs through the partner training institutions.