Higher Education Commission (HEC) ignores social sciences for award

Higher Education Commission (HEC) ignores social sciences for award

Lahore: In what could be termed an apt example of social sciences being ignored at the national level, the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has failed to select any social sciences scholars from Pakistan to confer National Distinguished Professor awards advertised in 2011, it is learnt.

On the top of it, since the launch of HEC’s National Distinguished Professor (NDP) programme, almost a decade ago, the awards have been conferred on 41 distinguished professors and among them only two are from language and social sciences.

The HEC announced the positions of NDPs in social sciences in 2011 and it is learnt senior academicians from all over Pakistan applied for these positions. However, the positions were re-advertised in 2012 due to the reason best known to those at the helm of affairs and the applicants were asked to re-apply.

However, the HEC authorities failed to make any decision again and the positions were once again advertised in 2013 with last date to submit applications till July 31, 2013. Unlike previous two advertisements which were specifically for social sciences scholars, this advertisement was for scholars of every field. Nonetheless, this advertisement met the same fate and the prospective candidates are still waiting for the “awards”. According to the sources, the relevant file is moving from table to table without any outcome. The News talked to a number of applicants who were unanimous in saying the delay and apathy on part of the HEC was adding to the agony of prospective candidates who had applied for this prestigious opening.

“The HEC needs to promote social sciences in universities for which academicians and researchers in this area need to be acknowledged and encouraged,” said a dejected applicant.

Another applicant said research in social sciences within Pakistani universities was already in dismal state, adding “Fact of the matter is that many public sector universities have not published any research article in social sciences during the last couple of years.”

It is pertinent to mention here that National Distinguished Professor (NDP) was launched with an objective “to acknowledge the services rendered by outstanding senior Professors and Scientists in Universities and R&D Organisations and to utilise their services in national organisations.”

According to the HEC last advertisement, available on its website, “The HEC Distinguished National Professor will be entitled to a fixed emolument of Rs100,000/- per month as Honorarium and Rs50,000/- per month for Research grant/Institutional share. The appointment shall be made for a period of two years on contract depending on satisfactory performance.” Chairman of the HEC’s Committee for Development of Social Sciences Dr Muhammad Nizamuddin, who is also Vice Chancellor, University of Gujrat, talking to The News said he had tried to follow the process of documentation but the Commission somehow could not focus on this task.

When contacted, the recently appointed HEC Chairperson Prof Dr Mukhtar Ahmed said he had asked the staff to put all the pending issues, adding decision about National Distinguished Professor in Social Sciences would be made within next two to three weeks. He said the HEC had not ignored social sciences as many initiatives for the promotion of the same by the Commission were evident, including 30 percent scholarship allocation for social sciences and special window for research funding as well as establishment of Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) etc.

12,000 students of junior classes await books

12,000 students of junior classes await books

Sahiwal: Dozens of secondary and elementary public schools of Chichawatni and Sahiwal tehsils have not received free textbooks for about 12,000 students of nursery and Class-I.

Although the academic session has started from April 1, books have not reached the schools.

The education department officials claim that have met first demand of free textbooks but there are problem in meeting the second demand forwarded by various public schools.

On condition of anonymity, a schoolteacher at the Government High Boys School 110/7-R, Chichawatni, said they had not books for nursery and Class-I. The school had 86 enrolled students in nursery and 80 students were enrolled in Class-I but they had not received books.

According to a source in EDO Education Sahiwal’s office, students of Govt Middle School 111/7-R, Govt Primary School Khachi Balwala and Govt Primary School Danda Sarala of Chichawatni are also waiting for free textbooks.

Sufi Shahzad, a resident of Chak 110/7-R, said many students had not received books yet, adding that the summer vacation was around the corner but the students had no books.

The education officials at office of the district officer (elementary and secondary) confirmed the shortage of books.

Ms Tahira, admin enquiry in-charge, Education Executive District Officer Sahiwal’s office, said the department had supplied books to schools according to their first demand and no books were available in the department warehouses at the moment.

When asked what happened to second demand forwarded by schools’ head for availability of more books, she said the department was already processing the demand.

Governor orders inquiry into University of Agridculture Faisalabad UAF academic gripes

Governor orders inquiry into University of Agridculture Faisalabad UAF academic gripes

Faisalabad: Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has appointed Dr Zakir Husain, vice chancellor of the Government College University, Faisalabad, to probe a University of Agriculture professor’s allegation of his illegal removal by VC Dr Iqrar Ahmad.

The governor has asked Dr Husain to submit a report within a fortnight.

Prof Dr Javed Iqbal Sultan, former director of the Institute of Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology (IANFT) said that Dr Iqrar had removed him as head of the institute for not acquiescing in to his unjust demands and when he complained to the governor (chancellor), the VC withdrew his five MSc (Honours) students — Moazzam Mushtaq, Bilal, Khalid, Ahsan and Faizan — and PhD student Akhtar.

He said all the students had been allotted to other teachers against the rules because such a decision fell within the purview of Board of Studies.

A few weeks ago, Dr Sultan had sought help of the governor through a letter in which he levelled allegations against Dr Iqrar.

He alleged that Dr Iqrar had called him in his office and asked him to browbeat Dr Sarwar, the Faculty of Animal Husbandry dean at the UAF, and his research group. Dr Iqrar had developed grudges against Dr Sarwar, he added.

He said he had refused to do the bidding of the vice chancellor who warned him with serious consequences including removal from the position of the institute’s director.

He said Dr Iqrar had removed him from the position on May 23, 2012 and also got approved the action by the Syndicate. He said Dr Iqrar had appointed Muhammad Aslam as director who was junior to him.

The governor has appointed Dr Zakir Hussain as inquiry officer and asked the UAF VC to send comments of the university directly to him (Dr Zakir).

TwoLahore University of Management Sciences LUMS Students Win the Study Abroad Fair in Austria

TwoLahore University of Management Sciences LUMS  Students Win the Study Abroad Fair in Austria

TwoLahore University of Management Sciences LUMS  Students Win the Study Abroad Fair in Austria

TwoLahore University of Management Sciences LUMS Students Win the Study Abroad Fair in Austria

Currently two students, Rohail Ahuja and Fatema Saifuddin, from LUMS of the batch of 2015 are studying as exchange students at FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences in Graz, Austria after receiving the Ernst Mach Scholarship by the Austrian Government. During their stay, they participated in an Study Abroad Fair, competing with 20 different countries including Sweden, Finland, Brazil, Germany, Spain, China, Canada etc.

They represented LUMS and Pakistan wearing traditional clothes and setting up a booth with information leaflets about LUMS study programmes and life at LUMS, along with posters and explanation of the culture and lifestyle of Pakistan. This event was attended by the University staff and students from all over the world, approximately 300 attendees voted for selecting the best booth.

The competition was won by the Pakistani booth as they received the maximum number of votes and the students received a prize by the University. It was a proud moment when the entire auditorium cheered for not only LUMS, but also Pakistan.

Rahim Ahmad Jan — Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS National Outreach Programme (NOP) Sponsor in Focus

Rahim Ahmad Jan — Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS National Outreach Programme (NOP) Sponsor in Focus

Rahim Ahmad Jan -- Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS National Outreach Programme (NOP) Sponsor in Focus

Rahim Ahmad Jan — Lahore University of Management Sciences LUMS National Outreach Programme (NOP) Sponsor in Focus

Rahim Ahmad Jan, a well-reputed name in Pakistan’s accountancy arena and the first private chartered accountant to establish an office in Pakistan, is among the highly esteemed sponsors of the National Outreach Programme (NOP) at LUMS. Mr. Rahim Jan’s association with LUMS and the programme dates back to the year 2006, when he established Rahim Jan Endowment Fund for LUMS National Outreach Programme (LUMS NOP).

LUMS NOP, launched in 2001, is a LUMS initiative striving to extend world-class education to the brightest students from humble financial backgrounds coming from all over Pakistan and inducting them into LUMS undergraduate programmes. Based on financial assessment, this programme covers 100% tuition fee, accommodation, living and books allowance. Since 1986, LUMS has disbursed over PKR 2.2 billion in financial assistance.

The LUMS NOP is one of many acts of philanthropy that Mr. Rahim Jan was involved in during his lifetime though preferred not to bring attention to this work. With Mr. Rahim Jan’s contribution to the NOP, a young woman from the undergraduate stream graduated in 2012, while another student is expected to complete his undergraduate degree by 2016.

Mr. Rahim Jan was a member of the Pakistan Council of Accountancy. He was appointed Member of the Company Law Commission established by the government of Pakistan in 1959 under the chairmanship Mr. I. I. Chundrigar. He was nominated as a member of the First Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) at its inception on July 1, 1961. He represented ICAP on various international and regional conferences. In 1973, he was appointed as the first Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Authority of Pakistan (later renamed Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan). During that period, he also set up the Monopoly Control Authority.

Mr. Rahim Jan acquired his education in accountancy from England. In 1946, he was certified as a Chartered Accountant by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. His career as a chartered accountant spanned almost six decades. For his public service, the government of Pakistan awarded him a gold medal. Two additional gold medals were awarded to him in recognition for his lifetime dedication to the field of accountancy. He continued to work as a chartered accountant until his last day.

He died of a heart attack on July 31, 2006. He was 86 years old. He is survived by three daughters, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Punjab University hostels wardens, superintendents dinner

Punjab University hostels wardens, superintendents dinner

Punjab University hostels wardens, superintendents dinner

Punjab University hostels wardens, superintendents dinner

Lahore: Punjab University Hall Council has hosted a dinner in the honor retiring hostel wardens and superintendants to acknowledge their services at Undergraduate Study Centre.

On this occasion, PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran, Chairman Hall Council Prof Dr Muhammad Akhter, Secretary Hall Council Imran Javed, Prof Dr Hafiz Mahmood Akhter, Dr Saeed Farooqi, Khalid Mahmood Cheema, Mahfooz Kamboh and others were present on the occasion. In his address, PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran lauded the services of retiring teachers and hoped that this tradition would continue to appreciate the people who have served the university. Later, the VC distributed commemorative shields among the teachers.

Punjab Universitystudents win prizes/awards in All Pakistan Intervarsity Competitions

Punjab Universitystudents win prizes/awards in All Pakistan Intervarsity Competitions

LAHORE: Punjab University students have shown outstanding performances in All Pakistan Intervarsity Competitions and won various prizes and awards. Students including Javed Iqbal, Umer Basheer and Waqas Liaqat from College of Art and Design won 1st positions in painting, sketching and photography respectively while Haris Bhatti of Institute of Communication Studies ICS) won 2nd position in videography in Art Gala 14 competition organized by Fast National University Lahore. In All Pakistan Bilingual declamation contest and Punjabi Takra 2014 organized by King Edward Medical College Lahore, Sibtain Raza from University Law College won 1st position in English Debate while Yasir Rasheed from Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) won 2nd position and was awarded Team Trophy also. CMH Debating Championship at CMH Lahore Asim Bota from University Law College won 1st position in Punjabi Debate in and in Short Film/Videography competition at FC College, Lahore Haris Bhatti from ICS won 1st position.

Disciplinary action against IJT miscreants on merit: Punjab University spokesman

Disciplinary action against IJT miscreants on merit: Punjab University spokesman

LAHORE: The Punjab University spokesman has termed the allegations leveled by Islami Jamiat Talaba as baseless and has stated that disciplinary action against the miscreants of Jamiat under the rules and they were issued charge sheets, provision of opportunities of personal hearing etc under prescribed regulations mentioned in University Calendar. The spokesman said that lie had infiltrated into Jamiat and the student wing was consisted of hypocrites who always tried to distort facts. The spokesman said that the students who wanted to damage peaceful atmosphere of university, torture university teachers, employees and students would not be given any concession. But, the spokesman said, the students who came up with their parents, submitted written apology with affidavit and where the PU administration found betterment in the attitude of those students, the administration took lenient view in their matters. The spokesman said that IJT activists neither read themselves nor wanted others to seek knowledge. He said that IJT activists were involved in extortion and incidents of theft and other crimes. The spokesman said because of the writ of the PU administration, the IJT was not getting extortion money from canteens, shops, tenders etc in the name of “Ayyanat” and this was the real matter of pain for IJT. The spokesman said that the PU administration had set historical records in all the academic spheres which were unprecedented. The spokesman said that the people who were connected to Punjab University were fully aware of hypocrisy of Jamiat and academic initiatives of PU administration.

Differences should be used to resolve issues: Prof Dr Fatah Muhammad Malik

Differences should be used to resolve issues: Prof Dr Fatah Muhammad Malik

Differences should be used to resolve issues: Prof Dr Fatah Muhammad Malik

Differences should be used to resolve issues: Prof Dr Fatah Muhammad Malik

LAHORE: Renowned scholar Prof Dr Fatah Muhammad Malik has said that differences among various sections must be used to resolve conflicts and democratic powers flourish despite ideological variations. He was addressing a seminar titled “Contemporary Ideological Conflicts in Islamic World” organized by Department of Philosophy at Al Raazi Hall here on Friday.

Chairperson Department of Philosophy Dr Shagufta Bukhari, Prof Dr Khawaja Muhammad Zakria, Prof Dr Syed Akram Shah, Prof Dr Rafi uddin Hashmi, faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion. Prof Fatah said according to Allama Iqbal, the political system of an Islamic country was democracy and there was no space for monarchy in Islam. He said that in today’s Arab world, there were conflicts among monarchist, democrat and autocrat political sections. Dr Khawaja Muhammad Zakria said that Allama Iqbal was aware of the ideological differences of Muslim rulers. He said that terming difference of opinion as treason and sectarianism were major hurdles in the development of Islamic world. He said that the capacity of comprehension could not be promoted without promotion of quality education. Dr Shagufta Bukhari said that the ideology of Iqbal was a guide for the past, present and the future. She said that the purpose of Iqbal Memorial Lecture was to promote Iqbal’s ideology amongst youngsters.

University of the Punjab Lahore awards 5 PhD degrees

University of the Punjab Lahore awards 5 PhD degrees

LAHORE: Punjab University has awarded 5 PhD degrees to the scholars in which Muhammad Zubair S/o Mehboob Ahmed in the subject of Mathematics after approval of his thesis entitled “Curvature Matter Coupling: Some Cosmic Aspects”,Muhammad Faisal Bashir S/o Bashir Ahmad in the subject of Biological Sciences after approval of his thesis entitled “Studies on Hepatitis C Virus Genes Encoding Structural and Non-Structural Proteins from Pakistani Isolates”, Mudassar Hussain S/o Ch. Muhammad Hussain in the subject of Islamic Studies after approval of his thesis entitled “Orientalistic Theory about Change in Thought and Seerah of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) an Analytical Studies”, Qaiser Nadeem S/o Muhammad Saeed in the subject of Chemistry after approval of his thesis entitled “Development of Novel Radiolabeled Polydentae Ligands as potential Diagnostic Probes” and Tamseela Mumtaz D/o Mumtaz Ahmad in the subject of Zoology after approval of her thesis entitled “Identification of Protein Biomarker/s in Patients with Hodgkin’s and Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma”.

Shorish a beacon for today’s journalists: Punjab Governor

Shorish a beacon for today’s journalists: Punjab Governor

Shorish a beacon for today’s journalists: Punjab Governor

Shorish a beacon for today’s journalists: Punjab Governor

LAHORE: Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that late Agha Shorish Kashmiri was a journalist with ideology who raised voice against cruel rulers and traitors and his practice of journalism is like a beacon for today’s journalists. He was addressing the book launching ceremony of “Shorish Kashmiri Bahasiat Sahafi” by Regional Director Associated Press of Pakistan Dr Waqar Chaudhry at Al Raazi Hall here on Wednesday. PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran, Chief Reporter The Daily Jang Maqsood Butt, Executive Editor The Daily Dunya Salman Ghani, Dr Waqar Chaudhry, Incharge Director Institute of Communication Studies Dr Noshina Salim, Chief Librarian Chaudhry Muhammad Hanif, Dr Haroon Usmani, Hafeez ulllah Niazi, Mian Muhammad Saeed, Son of Shorish Kashmiri Agha Masood Shorish, faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion.

Addressing the ceremony, the Governor said Mr Shorish’s weekly “Chittan” was a practical example of fearless and independent journalism. He said that Mr Shorish was jailed but such punishments could not defeat his will power and he continued with his missionary journalism. He said that Maulana Zafar Ali Khan was reflected in the writings of Mr Shorish while Mr Atta ullah Shah Bukhari was reflected in his speech. He said that the history remembered only those people who served the mankind and did not remember the people who made properties. He lauded Dr Waqar Chaudhry for writing excellent book on the life and services of Agha Shorish Kashmiri. PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran said that Agha Shorish Kashmiri was daring, patriotic and ideological journalist and poet and the best speaker of the age. He said that the journalists facing specific problems today must keep in view the character of Mr Shorish. He said that Mr Shorish faced great difficulties but he did not change his ideology and work and fought against cruelty. He advised the students of Communication Studies to read the book and adopt reading habits. Senior Journalist Maqsood Butt said that it was our dilemma that our young generation was not aware of our heroes while our history taught us lesson. He said that Maulana Shaukat Ali Khan, Zafar Ali Khan, Shorish Kashmiri were members of the same tribe. He said that today’s politics was just a business and he was aware of those who were claiming to be democrats. He called upon the need to bring all powerful segments of society to accountability. He said that people must be aware of truth and Mr Shorish made people aware of the truth. Senior journalist Salman Ghani said that keeping in view the problems Pakistani journalism was facing nowadays, there was need to discuss missionary journalism of Mr Shorish. He said that weekly “Chittan” was really a rock and Mr Shorish did not use journalism for personal gains. He said that Pakistani media must be a patriotic media. He said that the strengthening of journalism was conditioned with strengthening of Pakistan and democracy in Pakistan. He said that journalism was not limited to “Anchor-cracy” and thousands of reporters, editors were the true face of journalism. Later, Mian Saeed announced to distribute two thousand copies of the book among PU teachers, students of communication studies and politicians. Dr Waqar Chaudhry thanked the guests for their participation.

Pakistanis scientists playing leading role in CERN: Dr Tiziano

Pakistanis scientists playing leading role in CERN: Dr Tiziano

Pakistanis scientists playing leading role in CERN: Dr Tiziano

Pakistanis scientists playing leading role in CERN: Dr Tiziano

LAHORE: Spokesman for Compact Muon Slenoid (CMS) Dr Tiziano Camporesi from CERN, the renowned European Organization for Nuclear Research probing fundamental structures of universe, has said that Pakistani engineers, physists, software engineers and technicians have been “major contributor” to construction of CMS and they have substantially worked to build, test, install and commission the project. He said this while he was giving a presentation during a 6-member delegation meeting of CMS, CERN with PU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran and senior PU faculty members at Committee Room of VC’s office here on Wednesday. CMS delegation consisted of Mr Andrzej Charkiewicz, Dr Frank Hartmann, Dr Duccio Abbaneo, Dr Paraskevas Spicas, Mr Suhail Ahmed Janjua, Dr Badar Suleman and PU Registrar Prof Dr Amin Ather, Prof Dr Khawaja Harris Rasheed, Dr Shoukat Ali and others were also present on the occasion.

The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment is one of two large general-purpose particle physics detectors built on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The goal of CMS experiment is to investigate a wide range of physics, including the search for the Higgs boson, extra dimensions and particles that could make up dark matter. Dr Tizano said that Pakistani scientists had developed detector control system and testing of Data Quality and Monitoring is responsibility of Pakistani team. He said that Pakistani team also built front-end electronics for CMS RE4 project and playing leading role in installing and commissioning RP4 project. He said that his organization’s future goal was to investigate into dark matter, the true nature of galaxies. He said that CERN was a global laboratory and an organization to provide tools to academicians to do research on physics and to explore nature. On this occasion, PU VC Dr Mujahid Kamran gave a briefing on Punjab University and detailed research activities. It is pertinent to mention here that CERN uses the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. Founded in 1954, the CERN laboratory sits astride the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe’s first joint ventures and now has 21 member states.

Intel celebrates 2nd Mobility Roadshow

Intel celebrates 2nd Mobility Roadshow

Intel celebrates 2nd Mobility Roadshow

Intel celebrates 2nd Mobility Roadshow

LAHORE: The Intel Pakistan celebrated the 2nd Annual Intel Mobility Roadshow at a local hotel on Saturday, showcasing the best of Intel’s mobile solutions across the full range of form factors and features, powered by Intel Atom and Intel Core processors, with a focus on what is in stores now, and also a glimpse into the future on what is coming.

The event also provided the participants an opportunity of hands-on mobility experiences to help them understand how Intel is delivering mobile innovations that will transform our everyday lives.
Speaking on the occasion, Asma Aziz, Intel Pakistan Public Relation and Marketing Manager, said: “Today’s generation of Intel Atom processors delivers energy-efficient performance to power a range of computing devices ranging from thin, light smart phones and tablets to intelligent cars, innovative healthcare devices, smart city infrastructure monitoring and high-performance micro servers.
These devices deliver Intel-level performance powerful enough to run multiple applications simultaneously, allowing users to move between apps with ease, thus optimising their investment and experience.”
The Intel’s Bay Trail platform includes low-power chips for tablets and notebooks as well as more powerful chips designed for desktop computers.
These have been designed to increase battery life on high usage devices and allow manufacturers to provide thinner, lighter and more powerful devices at a range of different price points.
The Bay Trail is available in three types: Bay Trail-T (Intel’s Atom Processor Z3000 series) is for tablets while Bay Trail-M and Bay Trail-D are for entry level devices in laptop and desktop spaces.
The family of SoCs allows one hardware configuration for both of the Windows8 and Android platforms to drive a wider choice of devices for both consumers and business users.
The Intel Atom processor families’ range of performance characteristics and compact size makes it ideal for embedded uses – like in-vehicle infotainment, interactive kiosks, and point-of-sale terminals. With lead-free and halogen-free manufacturing, the Intel® Atom™ processor is also an environmentally-responsible choice.
It is noteworthy that Intel is a world leader in computing innovations. The company designs and builds essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices.

Lahore Museum marks Int’l Museum Day with exhibition

Lahore Museum marks Int’l Museum Day with exhibition

Lahore Museum marks Int’l Museum Day with exhibition

Lahore Museum marks Int’l Museum Day with exhibition

LAHORE: The Lahore Museum held two different exhibitions on Sunday in connection with the International Museum Day.

The International Museum Day has been celebrated since 1977 around the globe on May 18 every year. The day is aimed at raising awareness on how important museums are in the development of society. Lahore Museum, which is considered one the best museums of the world due to its wide range of collections, celebrated the day by organising two exhibitions – one on pottery and other on modern painting exhibition. Both the exhibitions were inaugurated by provincial minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed, who was accompanied by Lahore Museum Director Sumaira Sarmad. Talking to media on the occasion, Rana Mashhood said museums played a vital role in introducing cultural heritage to the new generation.
He said the Lahore Museum not only played its due role for introducing history to the youth but also did good work to make the people aware of art and culture. He also lauded the efforts of the Lahore Museum for organising an exhibition to celebrate the International Museum Day. The modern painting exhibition, which was displayed at the City Heritage Museum’s gallery, exhibited artwork by two young artists – Mazhar Naveed and Uzma Bhatti.

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) to launch evening classes for deserving students

Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) to launch evening classes for deserving students

LAHORE: The Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) will launch the pilot project of evening classes for child labourers, dropouts and out-of-school children under its education voucher scheme (EVS) so that they could get free of cost education up to matriculation in evening times and improve their economic prospects.
According to a handout, this project will be especially beneficial for those needy children, who could not go to schools in morning due to various reasons.
In this regard, a meeting was held at the foundation head office on Saturday which was attended by representatives of nine non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in the field of education in various districts. The NGOs representatives shared their success stories on relevant projects.