A CEREMONY was organised at Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) on Monday and laptops were distributed among talented students of the varsity under the Punjab government’s e-Youth Initiative.PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz was the chief guest of the ceremony while Advisor to Chief Minister Zakia Shahnawaz and a number of women parliamentarians were also present.
According to a LCWU spokesman, more than 4,600 students of graduate and postgraduate programmes have received the laptops under the Punjab government’s initiative. Speaking on the occasion, Maryam Nawaz said Punjab government was focusing on talent promotion for the betterment of education standard and stable economy.
She said Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif was determined to introduce more programmes for the youth. She also congratulated the recipients of laptops and hoped that this gift would enhance their capabilities for research work.
In her address, LCWU Vice Chancellor Dr Sabia Mansoor expressed pleasure over the fact that Maryam Nawaz had been a student of Lahore College.
When she said that Maryam Nawaz was the future prime minister of the country, students of the college gave a standing ovation. The venue of the meeting resounded with the clapping and slogans of ‘Prime Minister Maryam Nawaz.’
She said LCWU was proud of this young politician.Dr Sabiha Mansoor said such a large number of laptop recipients reflected the highest standard of education at LCWU.
The VC also said WiFi system had been installed on the campus and students could connect their laptops round the clock with ease.LCWU Registrar Mrs Riffat Saqlain, Controller of Examination Dr Tahira Mughal, Dean Kousar Jamal Cheema, Dr Farhat Saleemi, Noshaba Farooq, students and their parents were also present. Earlier a guard of honor was also presented to the LCWU students by Punjab Police.
Meanwhile dozens of LCWU students who had yet to receive undertaking for the award of laptops by the government suffered a lot on Monday when despite waiting for hours they failed to get their laptops. A number of students told reporters they were invited by the LCWU administration early in the morning but till evening they could not get their laptops.