Ch. Sher Ali Concludes the Closing Ceremony of UET’s All Pakistan DICE Energy Event 2016
The 2-day mega event ‘All Pakistan DICE Energy and Water 2016’ carrying the theme ‘Conserve Energy and Water for Green Pakistan’ has ended up on 20th December with a colossal closing ceremony attended by the chief guest of the occasion Ch. Sher Ali Khan (Provincial Minister for Mines and Minerals), Mr. Farooq Amjad Mir (Senior Advocate of Supreme Court of Pakistan), Dr. Amjad Ijaz (Director ORIC, Punjab University) and Ms. Hania (Business Development Manager of Premier Energy, UK) respectively.
While talking to the audience, the ministers said that the government was much active in improving the situation of energy and water in Pakistan with the help of many projects going on and are in pipeline. He stated that the academia could really play a vital role in this regard. He emphasized on the need of conserving the water. Ch. Sher Ali also mentioned that the conferences of these kinds had a better role to play for developing the sense of saving water. He pointed out that government’s project on energy ‘Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park’ was on way to provide a big chunk of energy and more projects of these kinds had to be started off.
Senior Advocate Supreme Court Farooq Amjad Mir emphasized on the need of water conservation. He said that water wastage should be stopped.
Dr. Aamir Ijaz said that collaborations of the kind of UET and Punjab University that resulted into DICE 2016 could really bring up the benefits for the country.
Vice Chancellor UET Lahore Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmad Khalid said that industry and agriculture were the major players for the progress of the country and were completely dependent on energy and water. For conservation and alternate energy like solar, wind and coal, the sense of realization must be activated for strengthening the concept of Green Pakistan.
Director CERAD and KICS UET Prof. Dr. Waqar Mahmood delivered a presentation on the introduction, history and functions of CERAD and KICS and then gave an overview of the 2-day event of DICE 2016.
Other guests too appreciated the event and the collaboration of UET and Punjab University to launch DICE event for the first time in University of Engineering and Technology Lahore.
The event concluded with the prize distribution among the three winners of the projects. Aeronautical Engineering, NUST bagged the 1st prize of 200,000 rupees, whereas University of Engineering and Technology Lahore won 2nd by winning 60 thousand rupees. The 3rd winner was from University of the Punjab who was awarded 30 thousand rupees. The provincial minister delivered the prizes to the students and then presented the shields to the industry personnel (who had placed the installs at the event) and then presented the souvenirs to the guests. Vice Chancellor presented the souvenir to the minister in return.