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Interactive Event of the Female Forum with the Worthy Rector

A mega Interactive Event of the Female Forum (Islamabad Campus) with the Worthy Rector, Dr. S.M.Junaid Zaidi (S.I & H.I) was held on March 14th 2016 in the Seminar Hall of Electrical Engineering from 15.30-17.15 hrs. The Event was a series of Regular Bi-Monthly Meetings with the Female Faculty and Staff led by Prof. Dr. Khalida Inayat Noor (FF&SA)/Provost. Since the Female Forum has become active since January 2016 and Female Issues are being discussed and provided a solution within the Regular Meetings. The need for such an Interactive Session with the Worthy Rector was felt so that Female Faculty and Staff can communicate with him directly and can gain some gems of wisdom from his experiences. The theme of the Event was “Know Thy Leader”.

The event was well attended and the Seminar Hall of EE was packed to capacity along with additional chairs. Among the Organizers of the Event were Dr. Tazeen Athar, Assistant Prof from the Mathematics Department; Dr. Sadia Naseem, Assistant Prof. from the Bio-Sciences Department; Ms. Gulmina Rextina, Assistant Prof from the Computer Science Department and Ms. Zehra Afreen Syed, Assistant Prof. from the Management Science Department. The Seminar Hall was elegantly and aesthetically decorated by Ms. Sabika Khalid (Warden) and depicted a real feminine touch. The event presented a picturesque view because of all colours visible in the hall. Dr. Tazeen Athar, Assistant Prof. was the Stage Secretary and fulfilled her responsibilities diligently by taking the stage and by inviting the speakers turn by turn.

The programme started by the arrival of the Worthy Rector and welcome was given to him by presenting a bouquet. Initially the programme started by Recitation from the Holy Quran. Then Incharge Islamabad Campus, Prof. Dr. Raheel Qamar formally opened the house for the proceedings to take its flight. He addressed the audience by his speech which was followed by Ms. Zehra Syed who came over to deliver the Introductory Speech on the Contributions of Prof. Dr. Khalida Inayat Noor and the Worthy Rector Dr. S.M.Junaid Zaidi. She highlighted the importance of the Female Forum and the work they have been doing in addressing female issues. After the Introductory Speech, the Worthy Rector was invited to take the floor and he shared his experiences, his different assignments and how he started his CIIT journey in a light-hearted tone. The theme of the Event “Know Thy Leader” was appropriately addressed by the Worthy Rector and he apprized the Female Faculty and Staff about his future plans pertinent to female issues. The audience was all ears and there was no commotion in the hall. It was followed by a Question Answer Session which was properly organized and without any hassle questions were put forth to the Worthy Rector. He graciously took the questions and provided apt and befitting answers. Further the Honourable Rector acknowledged the contribution of the female faculty and staff who are doing wonderful work in-spite of their family duties and assured them his full support and facilitation. The programme ended with a Vote of Thanks by Prof. Dr. Khalida Inayat Noor (FF&SA)/Provost and she formally thanked everyone for participating in the event and turning it into a success. She commended the Worthy Rector and Incharge Islamabad Campus for taking out time from their hectic schedule for the Interactive Session and giving his valuable advice to the young female faculty and staff.

Towards the closing the Worthy Rector had a group photograph with the Representatives of the Female Forum and with the female faculty and staff.

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