A seminar on collective action for Knowledge Economy using Technology (CAKE-Tech) with the theme of community empowerment for sustainable development for knowledge economy was organized on March 29, 2019 by the Department of Animal Sciences, MNS-UAM. Professor Dr. Muhammad Nawaz (former Vice Chancellor, UVAS) was invited as Resource Person to deliver a talk on the topic. Dr. Muhammad Nawaz in his opening remarks particularized; no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education and partnership as the most important UN`s sustainable development goals for Pakistan.
He shared his views about the relevance and importance of above mentioned goals and provided pictorial evidences to strengthen his views and emphasized the importance of development of modern skills in children to confront future challenges. The need for hygiene awareness and provision of clean surroundings was highlighted and necessary actions for the same were shared. An interactive session with the audience was also conducted by Dr. Muhammad Nawaz in which audience pool was held and consents were shared between the speaker and the participants regarding the contents delivered in the seminar.
At the end of the seminar, Dr. Muhammad Nawaz appreciated the discipline of the students and encouraged their active participation in the subject matter. The honourable speaker also added that educational institutes and varsities can play a pivotal role in educating the youth and mollifying their attitudes towards life and its social and religious aspects in positive manners. Followed by the seminar, The MNS-UAM Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Asif Ali said that the University is producing graduates that are not only professional but also good human beings with high moral and ethical standards. We are trying our best to hone the leadership skills of our graduates. He also advocated the need and benefits of arranging these seminars as to provide opportunity to students to learn from seasoned professionals in the field. Today’s deliberations will create a shared understanding amongst participants about national challenges and identification of appropriate interventions and technologies for addressing the same. Professor Dr. Irfan Ahmad Baig, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities concluded the session with votes of thanks and an honorary shield was also presented to the honorable guest by the Vice Chancellor, MNS-UM.