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Books donation


The family of the late Prof M. Rashid Wednesday donated his personal library and literary collections to the Government College University Lahore at a gracefully ceremony here. Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Prof Dr Tahir Kamran, Mr Zafar Rashid, the son of Prof M. Rashid, the former Principal of Government College Lahore, were also present.   


Prof M. Rashid also served GC Lahore as Head of Economics Department before his appointment as the principal of the College. Mr Zafar Rashid, who is also Old Ravian, donated all his personal collections including books and literary journals of his father to GCU Library for the benefit of the University students


Speaking on the occasion, Prof Hassan Shah said GCU housed personal libraries of fifty-five reputed literary personalities. He said that more than 150,000 books had been donated to GCU to-date. He expressed gratitude to the family of Prof M. Rashid for gifting the valuable personal collection to the University.


Mr. Zafar Rashid shared with students and faculty members the personal memories of his late father as the principal of the college. He appreciated the role of GCU Library in making serious efforts to meet the needs of their students.


Mr. Muhammad Naeem, the senior Librarian, said that Prof M. Rashid collection included some of very old and unique books which were not easily available now, He said that these books should be utilised for the reference purpose only as per policy.





GCU holds Book Fair


The Government College University Lahore Library Society has organised a two-day book fair at the University’s Abdus Salam Hall in connection with the World Book Day celebrated every year on April 23. A good number of national and international publishers including the Oxford University Press have set up their stalls at the book fair, which received a warm response from students and faculty members on the opening day. Eminent writer Dr Tariq Rahman inaugurated the book fair.


Addressing the opening ceremony, GCU Dean Faculty of Languages and Oriental Learning Prof Dr Iqbal Shahid said that books have a great significance and information technology could not replace them. He said parents should gift their children books to promote reading habits. He said publishers were giving discount up to 25 per cent on books at the book fair. 


GCU Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Prof Dr Tahir Kamran said that it’s a book lovers rejoice, and such activities should be held on regular basis in all educational institutions especially schools. He said books left ever-lasting impressions on the minds of the readers.


Talking to media, the university students said visiting book fair was a great informative experience in itself even if you did not buy books. It makes you aware of the latest publications on different subjects,” they said.





GCU Library Society wins Quiz Competition


The Government College University Lahore Library Society has won the university’s Annual Interdepartmental and Intersociety Quiz Competition 2017. As many as 30 teams from different departments and societies of the university took part in the quiz contest organised by the Ravians Quiz Society on the topic; “Life and works of the Poet of East Allama Muhammad Iqbal and Founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.” Justice (r) Nazir Ahmed Ghazi was the chief guest at prize distribution ceremony of the quiz contest while GCU Dean Faculty of Languages, Islamic and Oriental Learning Prof Dr Iqbal Shahid was also present. A team comprising Bilal Hassan and Waleed from GCU Library Society stood first, while Nida Irfan and Kinza Binta Sultan from Department of Psychology secured the second position. Fazl-ur-Rehman and Rana Qamer Iqbal from Department of English Literature were adjudicated third.


RQS Advisor Dr Nasima Rehman said that quiz was a mind sports and helped expand students’ knowledge. She said that RQS held quiz contests on different topics throughout the year to encourage students to look beyond their textual knowledge and establish a relationship between theory and application of the learnt concepts.  


Speaking on the occasion, Justice (r) Ghazi appreciated the efforts of GCU-RQS and called upon the students to focus on the positive utilisation of their abilities and resources.








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