The All Pakistan Intercollegiate Literary Event (English and Urdu) was organised by the Shanawar Society of Fatima Jinnah Medical University, under the patronage of Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Masood Gondal (Tamgha-e-Imtiaz and Presidential Pride of Performance).
The Hon’ble Health Minister, Punjab Prof. Dr. Javed Akram, graced the occasion as Chief Guest.
Jang Group Senior Journalist Mr. Wasif Nagi and Former Vice Chancellor FJMU, Prof. Dr. Shamsa Humayun, participated as guest speakers.
On this occasion, Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Kamran Khalid Khawaja; Principal, Prof. Noreen Akmal; Registrar, Prof. Muhammad Nadeem; Dean Prof. Munazza Iqbal, Director Quality Enhancement Cell Prof. Bilquis Shabbir, President Staff Shanawar Society Dr. Naghmana Latif, Heads of Departments, and University Faculty also attended the event.
Former Vice Chancellor Prof. Shamsa Humayun gave a motivational address to the students. She said that we should learn to forgive others in our lives and play a positive role in our society.
Senior Journalist of Jang Group, Mr. Wasif Nagi, said in his address that his connection with Fatima Jinnah Medical University is very old. He entertained the participants with a few words of Patras Bukhari’s comedy. He advised the students to adopt the qualities of a good doctor and serve the patients wholeheartedly.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalid Masood Gondal thanked all the participants, including Punjab Health Minister Prof. Dr. Javed Akram and the legend of journalism, Mr. Wasif Nagi, for their presence. He told the participants that Fatima Jinnah Medical University has won the honour of being the number one university in Punjab in the Times Ranking, and insha’Allah, Fatima Jinnah Medical University will also be included in the International QS (QS) Ranking 2023. He also updated the Hon’ble Health Minister, Prof. Javed Akram, about the newsletter of Fatima Jinnah Medical University. He also requested the Health Minister for early construction of the new Kashmir Auditorium at Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore.
Minister for Health, Punjab Prof. Dr. Javed Akram, thanked the Vice Chancellor, FJMU Prof. Dr. Khalid Masood Gondal, and all the participants. He said that daughters are a great blessing of Allah, and on the Day of Judgement, daughters will hold the fingers of their parents and take them to heaven. Today, girls are more determined and focused than boys. We should provide opportunities for women so that they can play a role in the development of the country. 99% of the properties in our country are in the names of men, and only one percent are in the names of women. After marriage, only 20 to 22 percent of women fulfil their responsibilities as doctors, and the remaining women leave the medical field, which is a great tragedy for our country. He advised the students to serve the people and never give up on their lives. He further said that the rank of mother is the highest in relationships, and this rank is also given only to women. You people are very fortunate that Allah has made you a source of healing. He informed that we are going to become the third-largest country in the world in the next fifteen years. He announced that the construction of Kashmir Auditorium will be included in the Punjab Budget 2023–24 this year and expressed his determination to build a mall on the upper floor of this auditorium. He further said that literature has a close relationship with the medical field, and for the promotion of this event, he said that a literary magazine should also be published by Fatima Jinnah Medical University on an annual basis.
At the end of the ceremony, shields were distributed among other guests, including Punjab Health Minister Prof. Dr. Javed Akram and Mr. Wasif Nagi.
Students from public and private medical universities and colleges such as King Edward Medical University, Allama Iqbal Medical College, CMH, FMH, Punjab University, Rawalpindi Medical College, Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad, and various nationally reputed institutions participated in the event. This literary event gave the students an opportunity to reflect on their creative and literary skills in the truest sense. The event featured an English drama, “If We Were Villains,” showcasing the acting skills of the students in the form of a story, exploring themes such as friendship, academia, accountability, and trauma. Besides, the Sufi performances paid tribute to our rich cultural heritage.
EVENT INFO :
- Start Date:June 12, 2023
- End Date:June 12, 2023