3rd Edition of International Students Convention and Expo 2019 held on 26th to 29th October 2019 in Karachi. It comprise of Expo, Student Art and Literary Festival, Competitions, Panel Discussion, Model United Nations, Startup competition.
On 26th October 2019 15 Competitions were held including Scrabble, solo singing, Inter university declamation, theater performance, short film making, badminton, tug of war, Table Tennis, Arm Wrestling, Business model,Chess,Fifa1.9, Cs 1.6, Pub g mobile and Speed programming at different venues of Karachi.
In the evening the inaugural ceremony of Art and Literary festival was held at SMIU. Opening note was given by M. Ali Sheikh VC SMIU. He laid stress on, tolerance, Unity, respect and acceptance. He said Unity is Diversity and that’s the beauty of the World that Allah has created a diverse Universe, instead of molding every one according to you we should accept everyone there is no need of imposing our philosophies and perspectives on others Pakistan is a land of social and cultural diversity and this is what makes Pakistan Colorful.
Moreover He added, we are gathered under the roof of SMIU that reminds us of Quaid e Azam. This structure has been maintained as it was in Quaid’s era because here its every corner contains the memories of our National hero Muhammad Ali Ali Jinnah who devoted his life for Pakistan.
SMIU have established its campus in Malir and first department of environmental sciences have been inaugurated we wish we can contribute better education promoting Quaid’s vision that was tolerance and acceptance. He thanked Murtaza Noor Coordinator IUCPSS for such a grand event and his involvement.
Afterwards Folk Tale Momal Rana was performed by students of SMIU. All the colors and cultures of Pakistan were represented by presenting traditional dance of 5 different rich cultural areas including Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, KPK, Gilgit and Azad Jamu and Kashmir.
IUCPSS launched 5 books Anhad Murli, Kashmir Quiz, Seerat e Tayaba me Peer k din ki Ahmiyat, Suljhy hovy logon ki Uljhi hoi Kahaniyan and Kahani Zinda hai in Student Art And literary show written by students. Dinner was arranged by SMIU at the end Book Muhammad Ali jannah written by M.Ali Sheikh VC SMIU was presented as a gift to everyone.
Karachi is known as the city of lights SMIU was illuminated with lights and decorated with ajraks reflecting the culture of Sindh and City Karachi. 27th October 2019 City tour was arranged for the delegate. Delegate visited Mazar-e-Quaid (Quaid’s Shrine) Wearing the white caps The color of peace given by Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University Lyari Karachi, pledging the vision and ideology of Quaid e Azam.
After tour several workshops on Photography, Exploring an Entrepreneur 3 Freelancing (How to earn online),Career Guidance, Self-Motivation, Conflict Management, Soft Skill communication, Internet of things fashion designing, Web Development, Mobile App Development, Cinematography, Digital Marketing, Basic Life Support Through First Aid, Stress Management and Mental Health were conducted at Jinnah Sindh Medical University 2nd day of event ended at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Lyari Karachi; where musical night and dinner was arranged.
On 28th October 2019 International Student Convention and Expo 2019 was inaugurated by the collaboration of Inter University consortium for the promotion of social sciences (IUCPSS), Paigam Pakistan and other collaborators at IBA Karachi University.
Governor Sindh and Chancellor Imran Ismail Vice, chancellors of Quaid-e-azam University, National Skill University, Allama Iqbal Open University Attended the event. Imran Ismail gave a speech and congratulated the IUCPSS he laid stress on promotion of Co-curricular activities among students he advised Vice chancellors of universities to engage students of every university in such circular activities that are need of time He said:
It is very pleasant to see all colors and cultures of Pakistan under 1 roof and I congratulate IUCPSS and Paigham Pakistan for the efforts and successful event. Director IBA Dr Farooq welcomed the national and international people and said that: IBA will always be engaged in such activities and its doors are open for such events
Dr Mukhtar Ahmed Vice chancellor National Skill University said that IUCPSS and Paigham Pakistan had played a vital role in engaging students from all over the Pakistan and gathered them under one roof these efforts are very fruitful for the prosperity and peace in Pakistan
Chairman All Pakistan VC Committee and Vice Chancellor Quaid University Islamabad Dr M Ali said that, such events are need of time and should be arranged for interaction between students from every corner of Pakistan. Bouquet and shield was presented to Governor Sindh Imran Ismail afterwards he planted a tree at IBA Karachi University whereas stalls were allot to Different universities. There were three sessions held on Entrepreneurship-A better Choice for earning livelihood, University youth as a source of Tolerance, Dialogue and Conflict Management, Youth as a catalyst for inclusive democracy and interfaith harmony
On October 29 Model United Nations in Iqra University Main Campus Karachi was held and 4 sessions on Responsive Pakistan for just and equitable society, Media, cybercrime, youth and Peace building, Role of Youth in drug free campuses and society, Motivational Talk were held after which closing ceremony was conducted in which prize, shields and certificates were distributed among the winners and runner ups of different competitions. At the end there was a theater performance.
People from different cultures of Pakistan united under one roof with the message of love, peace and respect. Such events are very much needed for the interaction of all provinces and areas of Pakistan this can reduce the distance and resentment between provinces and People of Pakistan