STAFF REPORT ISB: Speakers have paid glowing tributes to Nobel Laureate Prof Dr Abdul Salam while celebrating his 89th birth anniversary at the AIOU.
While narrating the achievements of the great scientist, they urged the youth to follow his footprints, earning good name for the country and themselves.
In his remarks, Vice-Chancellor AIOU Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui said that Dr Salam proved the fact that one can realise his dream by hard work and strong commitment, no matter what hurdles come in his way.
The AIOU, he said, has attached a top priority to the research work and promoting innovative ideas to further develop the countrys good image in the scientific field.
Eminent educationist Prof Dr Ghulam Murtaza in his keynote address spoke high about the lasting qualities of head and heart of Dr Salam, who played a major role in the development of science in Pakistan in 1960s and early seventies.
Dr Ghulam Murtaza noted that the Dr Salam created history by becoming the first from the Muslim world to win the Nobel Prize in science.
A documentary on the life of Dr Salam was also shown on the occasion. The function was arranged by the AIOUs department of physics.