لنکن کارنر ملتان کا افتتاح
بہاؤالدین زکریا یونیورسٹی ملتان میں جدید سہولیات اور کتب سے آراستہ لنکن کارنر کو عوام کے لئے کھول دیا گیا ہے
Fourth in Punjab and seventeenth in Pakistan, Lincoln Corner having 500 books and over 45,000 e-books has been opened at Bahauddin Zakariya University on Tuesday.
The corners are already working at University of Sargodha, Islamia University, Bahawalpur and Government College University, Faisalabad.
Established under the auspices of US Embassy, the corner wears modern innovate and colourful architectural looks.
The corner consists of meeting area, maker space for innovative students Science ideas, gaming zone for learning spoken English and electronic resources in addition to videos and documentaries, there is substantial collection of print magazines and journals.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, BZU Vice Chancellor Dr Khawaja Alqama said that Lincoln Corner would be a treasure for students as well as faculty members.
There would be many thing to explore in the corner, he said and added that it was his earnest desire which came true today.
Dr Alqama said that it is dot com culture these days and students must know which journals they needed for learning and research.
“We are living in a revolutionary world,” the VC said, adding that knowledge-based Pakistan is his slogan.
He advised the chairmen and students of different department of BZU to visit the newly-opened corner to benefit themselves.
Addressing the ceremony, Country IRC Director at US Embassy, Afshan Amir said that one of the key objectives behind setting up Lincoln corners in Pakistan, is to provide a welcoming library where visitors could learn about the US and have access to latest technologies.
She said that it is a milestone to strengthen friendly ties between the US and Pakistan. “We hope to see this corner as a vibrant and innovative place of learning for people of South Punjab,” She said.
Ms Afshan appreciated the teamwork of central library in this connection.
Director English Language Centre, Dr Naveed Ahmad Chaudhary, extending the vote of thanks, said that the project has been possible by special interest of US Envoy to Pakistan, Mr Richard Olson, the US Consulate General in Lahore and the BZU VC.
He hoped that not only the BZU students and faculty, but also people from all walks of life in the region would benefit from it.
Project Coordinator, Aurangzeb also spoke. A large number of faculty members and students attended the ceremony.