9th Annual Research Day at DUHS

KARACHI: Despite knowing the value of research work, no one gives it the importance it deserves at the national level. This is the reason that there occurs an intellectual crises. Undoubtedly, it has become very crucial to find the ever-increasing diseases and prevention to them. Still, we can say that there are some people and fund-raising organizations who are passionate to spend on research work over recent developments and are providing funds for multi-disciplinary topics. This was stated by Prof. Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary Director of International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS). He was speaking at the 9th annual Research Day of Dow University of Health Sciences held here last week.

 Prof. Iqbal Chaudhry further stated that what would be more catastrophic than having people claiming and making dictums without any reference of the past history or any book. Despite of being the 5th largest population as Pakistani, we are having our intellectual people migrating to other countries benefitting them instead of us. He stressed the need to promote research work and to support research culture among students and that we should provide the right platform to them in order to increase the capabilities of the young dynamic students to be more subsistent among other nations. It was due to the endless efforts and endeavors of Dr. Saleemuzaman Siddiqui that HEJ Research Institute of Chemistry has become a significant institute for scientific developments. We look forward to establish many such institutions in future.

Prof. M. Saeed Quraishy Vice Chancellor Dow University of Health Sciences speaking on this occasion said that research is the back bone of any university. Research makes a university supreme than a college. It is the prime duty of the students to get benefit from the research platform that Dow University has provided them and take it to the highest level by increasing the efficacy and capability of the newer generation through the knowledge of new developments and research culture. He also emphasized upon the need to enhance the capabilities of the youth so that they may continue upon their endeavors in future.

Earlier Chief organizer of 9th Annual Research Day Dr. Kashif Shafiq pointed out that  9th Annual Research Day showcased the research paper presentations by 1000 researchers presenting about 278 research papers which clearly indicates that our institution is undoubtedly progressing in research culture. We selected 238 researches for competition and 160 research posters which were on display.

The event was concluded by giving away prizes to the winners; Assistant Professor Asif Qureshi from Dow University of Health Sciences, Syeda Sadia Fatima from Aga Khan University and Sania Shabbir from Federal Urdu University was awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively. (PR). 

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