Development & Change through Education
The NED University of Engineering & Technology witnessed an unprecedented wave of change on the 22nd of Feb 2011, at the symposium on ‘Development & Change through Education” on the lines of realizing your social responsibility and inculcating critical thinking.
The event successfully ensued with the co-operation of CSA (Controller Student’s Affairs) and the humanities department of NEDUET. It was the outcome of the utmost struggle and uncountable efforts effectuated by the CSN (Constructive Students Network).
CSN comprises of a group of students who are there to impart their knowledge and think constructively for their homeland, Pakistan, trying to tackle the social problems which we face at the moment and creating a difference in the society. Anyone with a constructive and patriotic mind who wishes to work more and talk less is eligible to join it.
The event hit marks in the history at NED auditorium which was very well appreciated and regarded by the large audience which emanated their spirit and interest to bring about the amelioration and change in society. As a matter of fact, the program emphasized upon the growing need to inculcate critical thinking and generate the sense of social responsibility especially among the youth.
The symposium exhibited the delineation of the phrase ‘Educate, not Legislate’ through the most anticipated line skit ‘Aadhey Adhoorey Khwaab’ which concluded on the notion that “We‘ve got to acquire critical literacy in addition to the prevalent functional literacy”. To instill and revive the sense of social responsibility among the students, the documentary on the “Orangi Pilot Project” was displayed which was certainly an astounding and mind-boggling illustration for all.
Furthermore, the thought-provoking lectures of socially active renounced personalities added colors to the program.
Mr. Salman Asif Siddiqui ( Director – Educational Development Resource Center ) recommended the literacy treasure which will help the youngsters in broadening their mental horizons. Dr Hina H Kazmi ( Project Manager EdLinks – US Aid Project ) labeled the refurbishing process currently being invoked in the downtrodden areas of the country. Mr. Riaz Kamlani ( Vice President of The Citizens Foundation ) portrayed the theme of the symposium by imparting his esteemed experience in the field of social welfare. Besides, Mr. Sumair Abro ( VP KASB Securities ) enthralled the public with his energetic yet substantial presentation. The last and most awaited curriculum was the question/answer session with panels of of intellectuals. The speakers gave the appropriate answers of the questions which had been asked by the panel of students. Consequently, the confused and obscured minds of the students were solaced. The event terminated with the speech delivered by the honorable Vice Chancellor of NEDUET.
This colloquium embossed the need of the nurtured and educated leadership in all the constituent parts of the country. The CSN came into excitation after the inauguration with its maiden symposium which was held two years back by CSN which was highly appreciated in high regard by the whole crowd.