A cultural evening was held at the Government College University Lahore in the honour of 193 students from different colleges and universities of Balochistan visiting the provincial capital under the “Youth Mobilization Campaign” of the Punjab government.
“We must be proud of our cultural diversity, and should adopt a pluralistic approach; accept, respect and appreciate each other’s culture, faith and languages,” said Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah while addressing the cultural evening which was marked by the melodious performances by the university’s Nazir Ahmed Music Society (NAMS).
The officials of Higher Education Department, Punjab and senior faculty of GCU also attended the cultural evening.
Prof Shah said pluralism was not merely tolerance towards each other’s cultural differences; rather it also required knowledge, acceptance and appreciation for them.
The VC said that GCU was a mini-Pakistan where students from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds studied together and also learnt from each other. He said that a large number of students from Balochistan also studied at GCU and were provided extensive support and scholarships as per guidelines by the Punjab government.