- Young population's demographic dividend; says Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman
Young Population's Demographic Dividend; Says Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman
Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman has said that young population is the demographic dividend of the country, and 'we should capitalise on it'
LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Nov, 2023) Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman has said that young population is the demographic dividend of the country, and 'we should capitalise on it'.
Addressing the closing ceremony of All Punjab Universities Innovation Expo 2023 at the Expo Center here on Monday, he said it is gratifying that the students have come up with new projects and ideas, adding that this platform will foster new opportunities for them.
Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission Dr Shahid Muneer, Chairman APSUP, Chaudhry Abdul Rehman, Vice Chancellors of Universities, Deans of various departments of the universities, local industry owners, officials, government policy makers, students and a large number of people belonging to different walks of life were present.
Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman said organizing such an exhibition is very important for educational institutions to understand the modern industrial and contemporary needs and to develop the talent of their students and guide them accordingly.
Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman said a prosperous and sustainable future depends on modern knowledge and research.
He said that the main purpose of universities is research and innovation. Governor Punjab said the PHEC and the Punjab Universities have gone ahead and organized such a unique exhibition that is commendable, adding that this will strengthen the linkages between academia and industry and provide opportunities for students to advance.
He further said that in our religion, there is a lot of emphasis on research, reflection, and seeking knowledge. He said in today's era, it is very important to learn technology and collaborate with one another. He said that there is a need to focus on character building of students in the educational institutions. He said that as chancellor, he has formed a consortium on character building.
Cash prizes were given away among the successful research projects displayed during the exhibition.