BY M. M. ALAM
KARACHI (5 Jan., 2017): Alliance Française de Karachi (French Cultural Center) was the place where a large number of enthusiastic & talented young Media Studies students converged from all over the Metropolis this evening.
They were there to be part of the First All-Pakistan Inter-Universities Magazine Cover-Designing Competition that was supplemented by journalism pupil Zobia Shoaib’s first Solo Photography Exposition titled Unending Voyage .
Both the events were organized jointly by Alliance Française de Karachi & News Pakistan.TV (official partners of BBC NEWS).
A jury short-listed 50 best covers that were exhibited in the Main Art Gallery of Alliance Française.
Consul General of France Monsieur François Dall’Orso, who inaugurated the two events, appreciated Inter-Universities Magazine Cover-Designing Competition’s contestants’ efforts and creativity.
French Consul General also lauded Zobia Shoaib’s brilliance in photography.
President Alliance Française Bina Shah (writer and former editor of web magazines Computer World and Spider) while addressing the students of Media Studies present in the audience shared her experiences in the field of journalism.
Director Alliance Française Jean-François Chénin greatly appreciated the efforts of youngsters.
Over 500 Media Studies students from more than 80 institutions submitted covers designed by them from all over Pakistan.
Following meticulous assessment of technical and aesthetic aspects Magazine cover tiled Leader, designed by Ramsha Alam, was judged the best; Second Prize was awarded to the cover titled OK designed by Amna Ashraf; 3rd Prize was given to Mahnoor Nizami’s Elan.
Consul General of France handed over prizes to the winners. He also gave away Appreciation Certificates to the participants.
In recognition of the continuous support extended by the Consul General of France towards propagation of Education in Sindh a student presented a cover featuring him as the best Consul General of the Year.
Paralympic sports is about challenging yourself to be your best: John Warner US CG
ED: M. M. ALAM
KARACHI: John Warner, Acting Consul General of USA posted in the Port City, has welcomed 70 differently-abled athletes as well as their parents and mentors from Para Sports Pakistan to the Consulate for a Paralympics Sports Diplomacy event here today.
The athletes participated in 7-a-side football, visually impaired cricket, and wheelchair tennis, along with American officers and Marines from the US Consulate.
This event is part of the Consulate’s series of sports diplomacy events, targeting traditionally disadvantaged groups who face various kinds of discrimination.
Speaking on the occasion Warner maintained: “Paralympic sport is about far more than just the sport. It’s not about winning – it’s about competing. It’s not about being the fastest or scoring the most points – it’s about being part of a team or challenging yourself to be your best.
“These athletes are demonstrating qualities that speak to all of us – not as athletes, but as humans. I am incredibly proud of these competitors – they are all winners.”
It is pertinent to mention here that the event was organized to mark the Paralympic 2018 games in progress in Pyeong Chang, Korea (March 9-18, 2018).
HEC is focusing on sports alongwith quality education: Javed Memon, Director
M. M. ALAM
KARACHI: Engineer Javed Memon, Regional Director HEC, while emphasizing on the importance of games held that HEC was not only focusing on equality education but also funding sports activities.
He was speaking at the opening ceremony of week-long All-Karachi Medical and Dental Colleges games here at Dow University of Health Science (DUHS)’s Ojha Gymnasium on Monday 12th March.
Conspicuous among others there was Vice Chancellor Prof. Muhammad Saeed Quraishy and a number of faculty members.
You are off to a great start! US CG John Warner tells ‘Eng. Works’ Students
ED: M. M. ALAM
KARACHI: John Warner, the Acting Consul General of USA posted in the Metropolis welcomed 175 newly enrolled students to the six-month English Works Program here today.
Addressing the students on the occasion John Warner maintained: ““English is a tool that can help you build a better life for yourselves, your families, and your communities. This program will enhance your confidence and leadership skills, expand your understanding of democracy and volunteerism, and help you reach your full potential as future leaders of Pakistan. You are off to a great start and you should be proud of the hard work you are putting into this program.”
The program, funded through US Government’s Regional English Language Programs Office, focuses on enhancing business communication skills – including professional-level English – to improve students’ employment and educational prospects, and, in many cases, their ability to support their families. The program also introduces youth to American values, such as volunteerism, as well as cultural and religious pluralism.
The English Works program was launched to improve job-related English and practical skills among disadvantaged young people aged 17-25. Four hundred participants throughout Pakistan currently receive up to 12 hours of classroom instruction per week in English vocabulary, grammar, and writing for workplace environments. The program also includes seminars, workshops, and conferences on resume writing, job interviews, and workplace etiquette.