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.
She 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 â€œJinnahâ€ 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