STAFF REPORT LHR: Speakers at a seminar at the Government College University (GCU) Lahore have said that the inspiring and fascinating story of Nobel Laureate Prof. Dr. Abdus Salam must be told to every child in the third world countries.
The seminar was jointly organised by the universitys Jones Physics Society, Salam Chair and the Pakistan Physical Society to pay tribute to the Pakistans only Nobel laureate in the field of science for his contributions to the landmark electroweak unification.
In his keynote address, GCU Salam Chair Prof. Dr. G. Murtaza said the story of a village boy from Jhang inspires all the young people with the idea that, wherever they may come from in the world, they too can make careers in science or indeed in any other profession at present dominated by the rich countries.
For his contributions towards peace and promotion of international science collaboration, Prof Salam got the Atoms for Peace Medal and Award. He became fellow and member of more than 30 academies/societies of the world and was awarded D.Sc.
Dr Ghulam Murtaza, who was taught by Dr Salam at the Imperial College London, also touched on the humble upbringing, strong character and virtues of the great scientist.
Speaking on the occasion, GCU VC Prof. Dr. Hassan Amir Shah said it is remarkable how the Italian have owned Prof Salam and honoured him.
The speakers also highlighted the interest of DrAbdus Salam in poetry and Urdu literature referring to some of the letters that he had written to his teachers and close friends.