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All Pakistan DICE Energy and Water 2016 Begins at UET Lahore


All Pakistan DICE Energy & Water 2016 exhibition is being held in University of Engineering and Technology Lahore on 19th and 20th December 2016 in collaboration with Al-Khwarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS) UET Lahore, ORIC Department Punjab University, CERAD, IEEE Industry Applications Society, IEEE Power and Energy Society Lahore Section and DICE USA respectively. The opening ceremony of this exhibition was held on 19th December at Main Auditorium of UET Lahore. The theme of the event was ‘Conserve Energy and Water for Green Pakistan’. Program’s objective is to establish a strong linkage between academia and industry of energy and water for providing a common platform to internet, share knowledge and collaborate on innovations and commercialization in order to grow the indigenous energy and water industry in the country.

The distinguished guests of the occasion include Chairman DICE Foundation Dr. Khurshid Qureshi,  Chairman Dice Energy and Water USA, Dr. Ubaid, Director ORIC Punjab University, Dr. Aamir Ijaz and Dean Faculty of Engineering, Dr. Sohail Aftab.

Dr. Khurshid Qureshi said that we should foster the culture of innovations. He emphasized on the need to promote the innovations in the country in order to be successful and take steps along with the world. He said that Pakistan needed indigenous progress. About DICE, the Chairman said that we had developed DICE to foster the innovations in Pakistan.

Dr. Ubaid, in his views, first presented a brief history of DICE and narrated how since 2014 DICE had been in operations successfully. He mentioned how the issues related to energy and water could be resolved. He emphasized on the need of solar energy storage and how it could be done working with academia.

UET’s Dean of Faculty, Dr. Sohail Aftab said that we were suffering from the issues like energy and water in Pakistan. He stressed on the need of promoting solar energy in the country. He pointed out that water should not be wasted.

Director ORIC Punjab University Dr. Aamir Ijaz mentioned the mission of ORIC to launch research activities in Pakistan. He emphasized that being a good researcher could make you a good entrepreneur. He said that their (ORIC) aim was to develop students in a way that they could do jobs and create jobs being entrepreneur. Dr. Aamir said that we should utilize the water came from floods and rains, as it normally went waste as unutilized.

Vice Chancellor of UET Lahore, Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid said that the needs of country related to energy and water could be fulfilled by adaptation of modern techniques of management and generation. He mentioned that through applicable research, practical solutions could be obtained with systematic planning to cater down the issues related to energy and water. He narrated that the operation of industry agriculture was entirely based on energy for working efficiently to meet the demands of national and international markets. Vice Chancellor expressed his hope that the outcomes of this mega event will be fruitful for all stakeholders to constitute comprehensive and cohesive policy for energy and water. 

Director CERAD UET, Dr. Waqar Mahmood briefed the audience about DICE and revealed the motto behind this event. He told the audience that the objective of this conference was to generate positive and favorable image of Pakistan’s energy and water industry in the eyes of the international community. He told that the country was fully capable of developing innovative energy and water products for domestic and world markets.

DICE received nearly 150 students’ projects from all over Pakistan, out of which more than 60 were chosen. At the exhibition displayed at the event, 50 stalls of industry and educational institutions are installed. The guests of the occasion visited the stalls and showed their interest in the products showcased there.

The first day’s event concluded with a social evening, where the artists from the television industry showed their talents and singers performed to the large audience.