Lahore: Pakistan Muslim League (N) MNA Hamza Shahbaz distributed 851 laptops among high-achiever students of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) on Wednesday. of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) on Wednesday.
Speaking at the laptop distribution ceremony, he said that education was the top priority of the Punjab government as well as the PML-N. In for this reason, he said, the Punjab government was equipping the youth of the province with laptops to connect them with latest technology and knowledge across the world. He rejected the impression that the Punjab government was distributing laptops to get votes in upcoming elections. He promised that the PML-N would rid the country of crises after coming into power in next elections. He urged the students to focus on their studies because you are the hope of Pakistan. He maintained that 65 per cent population belonged to the youth so you should shoulder the responsibility to make Pakistan as per Quaid’s vision.
Earlier, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha said that the university was imparting professional education to produce trained manpower to serve and develop the livestock sector and national economy. Commenting on the importance of livestock sector he said that the contribution of this sector in Agriculture GDP has increased from 39% to over 55%, in the last one decade. He said the UVAS had done quite an outstanding job and shared its knowledge, resources and skills with the allied industry, professionals, farming communities and society to provide high biological protein to the general public.
Prof Pasha said the university had enhanced the number of need-based scholarship from Rs 2.2 million to Rs 14.5 million with the support of industry. He thanked the Punjab government releasing a grant of Rs 500 million for endowment fund. He said that the UVAS had also lunched24/7 extension services last year to provide emergency and routine veterinary patient care for all species of small and large animals on the doorsteps of farmers.
The Vice-Chancellor presented a souvenir to Hamza Shahbaz.