Islamabad: The colourful 25th cultural week and silver jubilee celebration of International Islamic University (IIUI) in female campus concluded here on Friday. Prize distribution ceremony was the last activity of the mega event which was held in the female campus of the university.
Aljourah Abdullah A Alarifi, wife of Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Pakistan was the chief guest and Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector IIUI presided over the ceremony, Dr. Mumtaz Ahmad, Vice President (Academics), High Commissioner of Nigeria and diplomats from US and other embassies were also present on the occasion.
While addressing to the ceremony Aljourah Abdullah said that cultural week celebrations create an atmosphere of unity and harmony among the students of countries of Muslim Ummah.
She lauded the efforts of Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh for taking keen interest to make the mega event successful up to international level.
She said such events help to bring the various cultures closer and provide opportunity to students of different countries to explore the salient features of cultures of other countries.
She said cooperation between the students belonging tot various cultures in the cultural activities shows that university has an equal opportunity without any discrimination for all.
Earlier, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai in his welcoming notes said that IIUI always committed to equip its students with modern knowledge and to produce minds integrated with teachings of Islam.
He said success of mega event is a visible example that IIUI is committed to promote culture of Islamic countries. IIUI is a unique hub of learning which aims at building trust among the students of various countries and broadening their vision.
Dr Yasinzai said university is contemplating to enhance the budget for the cultural week activities and to establish a students activity centre in the female campus of IIUI.
He urged the students to work on creative projects and assured them that university would assist them on all forums in this regard. IIUI is striving for encouraging its bright students as they are real asset of Muslim Ummah.
Dr. Mumtaz Ahmed, in his address said that success of IIUI cultural week and silver jubilee celebrations has proved that it is a unique institute with international repute.
He assured that all the demands of female campus for cultural activities will be discussed with the relevant authorities as early as possible.
High Commissioner of Nigeria in Pakistan announced fifty thousands rupees for tree plantation campaign of IIUI.
Earlier, Dr. Zaitoon Begum, Director Female Campus also addressed on the occasion and congratulated the university employees and students.
She assured that next cultural week will also be more successful. Dr. Munnaza Yaqoob, Incharge Student Activity (Female) in her address, briefed the participants about the activities of cultural week and appreciated the cooperation of university employees and students.
At the end, Prizes were distributed among the winners of different competitions. Shields and certificates were also given to the active organizers of the event while exchange of souvenirs also took place on the occasion.