Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) in collaboration with Dawood Foundation organized two-day National Project Competition (NPC) 2020 in which student of 35 universities from across the country presented 141 projects and 104 posters in 7 different categories.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail said while addressing the inaugural ceremony that students were our future, bringing out their capabilities and encouraging them was very important for the national development as 60 per cent of the population in Pakistan is youth. The NPC was a big effort to develop the capabilities of the young generation under the guidance of teachers.
He added that the welfare of youth is the top priority of the present government. It was adverse that a large number of graduates want to work abroad after getting degrees because they had a misconception that their country had no opportunities for the youth in Pakistan.
He gave the example of Kamyab Jawan program whose aim is at encouraging youth to progress in their selected fields by providing them loans ranging from Rs100,000 to Rs5 million to work on their practicable business ideas.
He emphasized that there was no harm in thinking of a bright future but taking the right decision at the right time was important.
He lauded the efforts of Vice Chancellor DUET Professor Faizullah Abbasi, faculty members and the students for holding National Project Competition and had become a prestigious institution of Engineering due to sincere contributions. Being the economic hub of the country, the city needed technically trained and educated youth for ensuring the country’s progress and prosperity.
The DUET vice chancellor said that the credit of organizing the NPC should be given to the students of the DUET who had been working determinedly for the past six months to make this event successful. The students were very talented and the NPC would prove to be a game changer. Universities from Karachi to Chitral were participating in the program.
Professor Faizullah Abbasi said that the DUET had progressed remarkably during the last seven years and now everyone was talking about the achievements. He thanked the participating teams from other varsities and institutes for making the NPC a success.
Later, the governor, Dawood Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer Sabrina Dawood, VC DUET and other faculty members visited various stalls and inquired the details about their projects from the participants.