Islamabad: The Annual Aridian Youth Festival 2014, organized by the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) on Wednesday to enhance students confidence and to provide them a platform to conceive innovative ideas and explore their talent.
PMAS-AAUR Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad opened the festival during a colourful ceremony held at the campus, While Shiekh Aftab Ahmad, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs was the chief guest at the Prize Distribution ceremony.
Students of various faculties of the University took part in different competitions included Naat competition, singing competition, Drama competition and Talent Show.
Shiekh Aftab Ahmad, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, in his address said soon sub-campus of Arid University will be established in Attock and different degree programs will be announced with special emphasis on agriculture of the area to uplift of the farming community.
While highlighting the importance of Co-Curricular activities, chief guest said that the involvement of students in all such activities help them to build their confidence, personality and character.
He further said that active participation and involvement of the students in different extracurricular activities is a dire need of the day and essential for inculcating in them the sense of responsibility, discipline, obedience and punctuality.