Award distribution ceremony held

KARACHI: Advisor to Chief Minister on Youth Affairs, Haroon Farooqui, has said that Pakistan is facing a dire shortage of energy at present.

He stressed the need for the youth of the nation to use their talents and skills and efforts of the young engineers are truly commendable, and that they deserved encouragement, he said while addressing as chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony of Young Energy Leaders’ Award & exhibition on innovative energy solution, organized in collaboration with Youth Affairs, Government of Sindh and National Forum for Environment and Health.

He also said that via this method, a viable alternative to power and gas as sources of energy could be found. In the quest for alternative energy, the role of engineering colleges and universities is particularly important, and students should be funded for good projects.

Naila Wajid, Secretary Youth Affairs, Govt of Sindh, Khursheed Ali Shaikh, Director Youth Affairs, Govt of Sindh, and Naeem Qureshi, President NFEH, also addressed the audience. The judges awarded the 1st prize to Pakistan Navy Engineering College NUST’s “Wave Energy Conversion System”, 2nd prize to Hamdard University’s “wind turbine” & 3rd prize to Wind axel project of Hamdard University.

Earlier Naila Wajid, Secretary Department of Youth Affairs, inaugurated the expo, and was briefed by the students. She expressed hope that these projects would be particularly beneficial for remote areas of the nation.