Press Release: IST Youth Carnival commenced at Institute of Space Technology (IST) on Thursday, May 7, 2015. It is spread over three days from May 07 to May 09, 2015 and it is one of the largest event nationwide featuring about sixty events with the participation of more than fifty universities from all over Pakistan.

The carnival features a diverse blend of events providing means of interest to a wide variety of aptitudes. The students are called upon to display their, oratory, planning, artistic and cognitive skills while taking part in various competitions. Such an activity of getting to know people from various parts of the country develops a broader vision and tolerance towards others.

The event started off with an elegant opening ceremony on May 7, 2015. Mr. Fida Hussain Director General Academics, Higher Education Commission (HEC) graced the occasion as chief guest. While addressing on the occasion, he said that the co-curricular activities in educational institutions are very important. These activities help students to develop an understanding of human nature, how to lead and be lead, the dynamics of working in a team, motivating people and getting the maximum output from them. He also emphasized on the importance of role models, how the virtues of fairness, politeness, integrity and honesty helps in achieving the high standards in professional life.

A prize distribution ceremony is planned on May 9, 2015 to acknowledge the winners of different competitions. IST Youth Carnival 2015 has started off successfully as an important platform for the university students from all across Pakistan to get to know each other, develop links that would pave a way for cooperation and collaboration in future.

Over one thousand participants of over forty universities from all across Pakistan turned up on day 1 which is likely to be increased on day 2 and 3. Over five hundred visitors also visited IST during the first day of IYC 2015.

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