LAHORE: Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran Friday called upon the authorities to encourage and utilize talented people for the development of country.
He was addressing ACCA Scholarship Award distribution ceremony at Hailey College of Commerce (HCC). College Principal Prof Dr Hasan Mobeen Alam, Head of ACCA Pakistan Sajjeed Aslam, Director External Linkages Dr Maria Maldonado, Head of Education North Faisal Azeem, faculty members, ACCA officials and a large number of students were present on the occasion.
Addressing the ceremony, Dr Mujahid Kamran said that around 750 verses of the Holy Quran, which is 1/8th of the Holy Book, directed man to study the mysteries of the universe and to carefully observe nature. He said that unfortunately, the Muslims had made almost no contribution to the creation of scientific knowledge during the past few centuries which was the major reason for their weakness against the onslaught of knowledgeable nations. He said that the real difference between the advanced and backward nations lay in the mastery of knowledge of the former.
He said that HCC had produced renowned personalities who had served the nation. Head of ACCA Pakistan Mr Sajjeed Aslam said that all the stakeholders must play their role to enhance the economy of Pakistan. He said HCC was an excellent platform for learning. Sajjeed said that through positive thinking, we could fight challenges being faced by the country.
Dr Hassan Mobeen Alam said that Hailey College and ACCA Pakistan were collaborating to improve the curriculum of commerce so that students, in the near future, could play a positive role for the economy of the country.
Faisal Azeem said that giving scholarships to the students of Punjab University was an honour for ACCA Pakistan. Later, Syeda Arooba Zaidi, student of Hailey College BCom (Hons) Seventh Semester, was given the scholarship award worth £5,000.