After completing 25 years of academic excellence at Pir Mehr Ali Shah University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi marked the occasion by launching week-long Silver Jubilee celebrations, starting with educational, social and cultural.
Federal Minister of Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain, Minister of Agriculture of Punjab Syed Hussain Jahania Gardezi, Vice-Chancellor PMAS-AAUR Prof. Dr Qamar-uz-Zaman, Prof. Dr Khalid Mehmood Khan (Sitara Imtiaz) Former Vice Chancellor PMAS AAUR, President of Pakistan Academy of Sciences and Secretary General of NASIC Dr Shaista Sohail, Executive Director of Education Commission President of the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, President of PCRWR, parliamentarians, diplomats, professors and students were also present on the occasion.
In his remarks, Federal Minister Fawad Hussain said that it is an exciting trajectory of expansion and growth that the university has come a long way over these twenty-five years, which has enabled its national eminence and its global impact.
The Federal Minister said that only educational institutions and students can change the destiny of the country and that entrepreneurship is the only way our young people should focus.
Calling smart agricultural technologies the future of the medium, he said that because of this, people are not only reducing the cost of their farm inputs, but also increasing their yields.
In his speech, Provincial Agriculture Minister Hussain Jahania Gardezi said it was a great pleasure to hear that in such a short time the Arid University produced such eminent people who not only made famous the name of the institution, but also benefited the country. through their achievements at home and abroad.
Professor Khalid Mehmood Khan, former vice-chancellor of PMAS AAUR, appreciated the efforts of the AAUR towards quality education and strong links between universities and industry and hoped that the university will maintain its legacy in the future as well.
In his opening remarks, the vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Dr Qamar-uz-Zaman, said that the institute has been an innovator in the field of agricultural education since 1994, numbering more than 12,000 students, 1,000 teachers and management staff.