ISLAMABAD:10 January: Bright faces, confident tenor, smiling eyes, selected speeches and crafty hands of armature young entrepreneurs were speaking volume of the fact that their two-day trade exhibition has introduced them to a new life that involves an untiring and unmitigated spirit of Steve Jobs, an American business entrepreneur.
This all could be practically witnessed at the closing ceremony of the NUML’s 7th Sales Gala, which was organised by the students of Management Sciences and Mass Communication at a local hotel.
According to a press release, despite of biting cold in the capital, a large number of visitors from different walks of life including Ahsan Iqbal from PML-N, Zahid Hamid, Khurshid Nadeem, Mian Abdul Waheed and faculty members, deans and heads of different department of varsity visited the gala.
They appreciated and encouraged the young amateur entrepreneurs by shopping their favourite items and brands from different stalls.
State Minister for Human Resource Development Sheikh Waqas Akram, who was the chief guest at the closing ceremony, said the NUML administration deserved accolades for arranging a productive event, as it was producing skilled human resource for the country.
Waqas said the world was passing through an economic crisis and it had become a daunting task to provide every educated citizen a reasonable job. “Having said this, such events by academic institutions help in promoting the concept of self-entrepreneurship and self-employment. It is a great service not only to the nation but also to the humanity that one establishes oneself as independent business entrepreneur and also provide employment to others,” he added.
Hamid Nazir, a student of Mass Communication, said during the two days, he had learnt how vital and instrumental one’s inter-personal skills were in the present day commoditised world. Another student of Management Sciences Waiza said participation of the students from seven campuses of NUML had taught her that they were the member of one family, adding that it was a great experience to come out jointly to explore and market what had been learnt from at the alma mater.
The ceremony was also addressed by NUML Rector Maj Gen (r) Masood Hasan, who praised the organisers and students for arranging a very dexterous, tidy, disciplined and innovative trade show.
Later, the chief guest and the varsity rector distributed the certificates of merit among the organisers and students.Pakistan Today.