Social Sciences Expo 2016 Event to highlight social issues in society
Social Sciences Expo 2016
Event to highlight social issues, bring change in society
ISLAMABAD: Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui being welcomed on arrival at the launching ceremony of Social Sciences Expo.
Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui Tuesday said initiation of Asia’s first-ever Social Sciences Expo is a good step by the Jang Media Group which will help highlight social issues and bring a positive change in society.
He was addressing the launching ceremony of the Social Sciences Expo 2016 being organised by the Jang Media Group in collaboration with the Inter-University Consortium on February 24-25. Vice chancellors of different universities and diplomats also attended the ceremony.
Irfan Siddiqui said that he has spent around 25 years of his life in teaching and has found that only social sciences can help develop good societies. He said it is a reality that science can invent new things which can help society but these things cannot change mind and thinking of people living in society. “However, it is only social sciences which can change people’s minds and help them become good human beings who are deemed fit to live in society,” he added.
He pointed out that engineers and doctors who have interest in literature would be of a different personality than others who don’t have interest in literature at all.
Appreciating the initiative of the Jang Media Group, Irfan Siddiqui said that he wish the media group best of luck, hoping that the expo will bring change in society.
Earlier, Inter-University Consortium Chairman Dr. Nasser Ali Khan, while addressing the ceremony, said that the purpose of the expo includes educating the masses about growth prospects and impact of social sciences on society.
He said different universities and organisations will set up their pavilions during the two-day expo such as ‘Hunerkada’, ‘Khidmat-e-Khalq’, Business Gurus, ‘Ehle-e-Zaban’, ‘Ablagh-e-Aama’, ‘Sifarat Khana’ and Tourism Pavilion. The expo will be attended by academicians, researchers, practitioners, celebrities, research journal publishers, media and civil society.
While describing the objectives of the mrga event. Dr Nasser Ali Khan said that through these activities, universities, academicians, pol-icy-makers, research and development organisations and government departments would join hands to strengthen social sciences and soft image of Pakistan. “We need to do more to reflect on social sciences,” he added.
On the occasion, Irfan Siddiqui also launched the website of Social Sciences Expo 2015. He appreciated the organisers for undertaking collaborative efforts for promotion of social sciences.