National Youth Convention 2006 – TIP’s success story again

Annual National Youth Convention 2006

April 25, 2006

I am pleased to inform that Nimra Waseem of TMM3 was selected to represent TIP and Sindh at the Annual National Youth Convention 2006 in Islamabad, by qualifying from the Provincial Students Convention 2006 held at University of Sindh Jamshoro earlier this month.

Her topic was Gender Empowerment for Socio-economic Development.

Upon her selection, the convener informed that the trip to Islamabad for the Youth Convention would be around end of May.

On April 17, to our surprise, the U of Sindh convener and HEC informed that the dates for the event were 20-22 April and she was to depart for Islamabad on the 19th afternoon flight. Therefore, in the short span of two days she had to prepare for this prestigious event. With students and concerned faculty both involved in helping her, we managed to share thoughts and ideas all the way up until the departure area of to the airport in the TIP shuttle.

HEC Students Convention 2006She got the opportunity to present her thoughts on the first day. Now, with the results informed simultaneously, she was sad not to have made it between the top two students from her topic.

However, the surprise came the following day, when she was told that she would be joining the position holders from the same category for the opportunity to represent the Youth of Pakistan and share their perspective on the selected subject globally via PTV World and with The President of Pakistan.

We are proud to highlight that TIP students have done it again by managing to represent TIP and Sindh twice in a row, first, Ms. Sana Kamaludin and now, Ms. Nimra Waseem. For their achievement, they received shields and Rs.25000/- each. Sana was also fortunate to receive a signed copy of “Jinnah” by the State Guest of Pakistan of the occasion – Prof. Stanley Wolpert.

It has been a pleasure for me to chaperon these TIP representatives (Sana Kamaludin, Nazish Hafeez, and Bilal Akhtar in 2005 and Nimra Waseem, Farrukh Sham, and M. Raza in 2006), who have had the wonderful opportunity to take part in this prestigious Annual event.

Pictures from the event are available at the HEC Students Convention 2006 Photo Gallery.

Ali Hafeez Azmat
Lecturer Textiles / Sports Coordinator

PUG 2005 Basketball

Our 2nd attempt at the 2nd Pakistan University Games 2005 has been initiated with the team event of Basketball last Saturday March 5, 2005 at the KPT Complex. We faced Mehran as our opponents. Unfortunately we lost (TIP 24 vs Mehran 32) but gave them a game to remember us, which is why the referees of the tournament awarded us a consolation prize.

Anyway, consider these options prior to degrading my brave heroes who squeezed upon their precious time to add grace to TIP by participating rather than giving the opposition team a walk-over. The challenges of the First Exam having a weightage of 25% rather than just 15%, two exams on the first day, and then assembling a team overnight in order to play together for the first time at the tournament only as the team was split-up between hostelites and day students.

The team comprised of Aasim Ahmed (captain), Zain Hasan, Mohsin Ali Sadiq, Minhaj Maroof, Adnan Dohadwala, Muzammil Ahmed, Khurram Ejaz, and Shayan Usmani.

Aasim and Zain were informed two weeks prior to the match, but the fright of exams was making our participation difficult. But at the eleventh hour lo and behold – transport (courtesy of Mohsin) and Shayan (for arranging the uniforms) and Aasim/ Zain team putting the rest together.

Next time! we get trainers and a coach and win some games…

Originally posted by Ali Hafeez on Orkut.