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People admire the smooth blending of academic and co-curricular activities in GCU. This is an old tradition which has been kept alive and will be maintained in future too by providing every possible incentive to the students. Dunnicliff Chemical Society is one of the societies in GCU, named after Sir H.B. Dunnicliff who was a former principal of GC. It organizes quiz shows, research and technical presentations and training workshops within the Department of Chemistry. Last year, the Girls’ Cricket team of the Department won the second prize at the inter-departmental games.



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Poster exhibition at GCU


“Global warming is the global warning” reads one of the posters at the Inter-Departmental Poster Competition organised by the Government College University Lahore Biological Society to sensitize the students about the environmental issues.


As many 34 posters were put on display by the students of different departments on the six different themes including Progress at Nature’s Expense, Biodiversity/Wildlife Conservation, Global Warming, Dwindling Water Resources and Renewable energy resources. The posters were titled with catchy headlines such as “Earth screams”, “act before the nature reacts”, and “no pollution is the solution” to attract the attention of the students.


Naveed Mushtaq and Arif Ullah from Zoology Department secured the first position in the competition and were awarded cash prize. Farah Iqbal and Khadija Saeed from Psychology Department stood second and Rabia Zahid from Zoology Department won the third prize. The faculty deans and chairpersons of different departments visited the poster exhibition and appreciated the efforts of the students. They said that it’s wonderful the science students had participated in the exhibition, and exhibited their skills in the realm of fine arts.  






Liver cancer ratio doubled in Pakistan: Speakers


The ratio of liver cancer has doubled in Pakistan in the last two decades.  In 1995, the liver cancer was eighth most common cancer in Pakistan as compared to the sixth in the world but now the situation is worse in our country than the whole world, said the speakers while addressing an international seminar on “Prevention and Treatment of Liver Cancer” at the Government College University Lahore. The seminar was jointly organised by the GCU Biological Society and Cancer Care Hospital and Research Centre Lahore (CCHRC).


College of Physicians and Surgeon Pakistan Dean Prof Dr Shaharyar said that only healthy lifestyle could only prevent cancer, adding that the leading causes of liver cancer were hepatitis B and C, smoking and alcohol. He laid a particular stress on brisk walking at least 20 minutes daily and balanced diet to reduce the chances for occurrence of cancer. However, he said, smoking doubled the risk of cancer as he had found that 90 percent of his cancer patients were smokers. Prof Shaharyar also highlighted the dearth of cancer care facilities in Pakistan, saying ever year 300,000 patients needed treatment against cancer but Pakistan had facilities for only ten percent of them, while other died in pain.


Dr Ehsan ur Rehman, an oncologist from Churchill Hospital, UK, said liver cancer would be an epidemic of future as two billion people, one out of three people, in the world had been infected with hepatitis virus. He said 40 percent of hepatitis B and 60 percent of hepatitis C patients were at the risk of ultimately developing liver cancer. He laid a stress on limiting transmission of hepatitis viruses by promotion of safe injection practice and screening of blood donation products.


Jinnah Hospital Lahore clinical oncologist Dr Riaz-ur-Rehman told the students about the symptoms, treatment and palliative care for the patients of liver cancer. He said survival rate was very low for liver cancer patients. He cautioned the people to be very careful from quack dentists who didn’t use sterilised tools, terming it one of the major reasons for remission of hepatitis virus.         


Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah said prevention was better than cure, so students should adopt healthy lifestyle in terms of exercise and balanced diet. He expressed gratitude to the speakers for highly informative session with students about the fatal disease and hoped that “now they would start taking much better care of their health.” The Vice Chancellor said it was the responsibility of educational institutions to raise awareness among students about their health issues.

Later, the seminar was followed by an on-campus awareness walk which was led by Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah and Dr Shaharyar. The heads of administrative and academic departments also participated in the walk along with a large number of students.   






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