SNGPL taking steps for promotion of education

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Salim Ahmed

Lahore—Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has undertaken a number of projects as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative in the field of Education. SNGPL has been sponsoring three “chairs” on gas engineering at University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, University of the Punjab Lahore, and University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar. SNGPL disburses an annual grant of Rs 3.32 million to each of these universities to develop innovative techniques in respect of energy conservation while carrying out research projects in the alternative energy sources.
SNGPL is also sponsoring Gold medal for NFC Institute of Engineering and Fertilizer Research, Faisalabad, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology Swabi and NFC Institute of Engineering and Technology Multan thereby promoting the cause of higher education in Pakistan. SNGPL remains committed to promote and spread technical education focusing on energy sector and its associated issues in Pakistan.
In collaboration with WWF, SNGPL has also sponsored the ECO Internship Program 2014 for college students; which encompasses awareness of environmental related issues. Environmental expert regularly deliver lectures and conduct interactive sessions with college students in respect of the promotion of this critical national cause. An amount of Rs 1 Million was spent on training of 2000 students while Rs 1.5 Million was spent on 3000 students in 2014 and 2015 respectively, out of which 1 thousand students were underprivileged.