396 Sri Lankan College students win Allama Iqbal Scholarships to Examine In Pakistan
396 Sri Lankan College students win Allama Iqbal Scholarships to Examine In Pakistan. Greater Training Fee (HEC), Pakistan in collaboration with Pakistan Excessive Fee in Colombo, Sri Lanka organised a joint Pre-departure Orientation and Scholarship Award Ceremony for Sri Lankan college students in Colombo. Out of 1400 Sri Lankan college students who utilized for the scholarship, 396 Sri Lankan college students have secured Allama Iqbal Scholarships beneath HEC’s venture, Pak-Sri Lanka Greater Training Cooperation Programme. Underneath the Allama Iqbal Scholarships Programme, 237 Sri Lankan college students are already learning in Pakistan.
Addressing the ceremony, Government Director HEC Dr. Shaista Sohail congratulated the scholarship awardees and highlighted the significance of Pak-Sri Lanka long-lasting friendship. She make clear the HEC features and the goals of Pak-Sri Lanka Greater Training Cooperation Programme.
She mentioned that HEC has been placing efforts to extend entry to increased training, improve high quality and guarantee relevance. She added that the Pakistani universities are placing emphasis on gentle abilities in view of their significance within the at present’s world. She briefed the viewers concerning the different choices of HEC for the tutorial fraternity of Sri Lanka, which included, a school change program, coaching of Sri Lankan senior civil servants in Pakistan, and the institution of a centre of Asian Civilization and Tradition in Sri Lanka.
Excessive Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Maj. Gen. (Retd) Umar Farooq Burki make clear the life and providers of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, after whom the scholarship programme for Sri Lankan college students has been named. He mentioned the scholarship programme will convey the individuals of Pakistan and Sri Lanka nearer and strengthen the brotherly bonds between them. He additionally dilated on the character and academic philosophy of Allama Iqbal. “Iqbal was a thinker, lawyer, political chief and above all an educationist. He was a South Asian whose poetry was thought of among the many biggest works of the twentieth century,” he mentioned, including that Iqbal’s ideology was translated into basis of Pakistan by the efforts of the nation’s founding father, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
Undertaking Director Jehanzeb Khan apprised the brand new students of the small print of the scholarship and the Pakistani universities that the Sri Lankan college students will quickly be a part of. The Sri Lankan students and their mother and father took eager curiosity in figuring out about their brotherly nation Pakistan and took part within the query/reply session with nice enthusiasm.
The Authorities of Pakistan launched the Pak-Sri Lanka Greater Training Cooperation Programme in 2018-2019. Underneath this programme, 800 fully-funded and 200 partially-funded Allama Iqbal Scholarships are being awarded to Sri Lankan college students in all disciplines at BS, MS and PhD ranges. Sri Lankan alumni of Pakistani universities additionally expressed their views and shared with the scholarship recipients their experiences in Pakistani increased training establishments.