“Youth Carnival’ 17” of the Institute of Space Technology (IST) kicked off here on Wednesday. The festivities will conclude on Saturday (April 15).
The four-day event is featuring 109 different events with participation of about 40 universities from across the country. The theme of the mega event is ’Celebrating70 Years of Pakistan’. The carnival encompasses diverse blend of events providing means of interest to a wide range of aptitudes. The students are called upon to display their oratory, planning, technical, artistic and cognitive skills while participating in various competitions. Such an activity of getting to know people from various parts of the country develops a broader vision and tolerance towards others.
Dr Muhammad Qasim Bughio, Chairman Pakistan Academy of Letters was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony. While addressing on the occasion, Bughio held the co-curricular activities in educational institutions equally important. “These activities help students develop an understanding of human nature, how to lead and be lead, the dynamics of working in a team, motivating people and getting the maximum output from them,” he said.