FAST-NU Chiniot-Faisalabad campus organizes mega event - Daira’14
Daira’14, 1st Olympiad of FAST-NU, a 4-day event from February 28 to March 3 marked great success by providing youth a platform to express their thoughts and explore innate talent. The event was organized by FASTNU Chiniot-Faisalabad campus. Daira’14 was attended by more than 1800 students from over 120 institutions from across the country.
Daira’14 organized 47 events in categories of Bol – Art of Articulation, Arfa Kareem Techno Art, Abdul Khaliq Sports Battle and Colors of Creativity. Daira’14 officially started when Mr. and Mrs. Amjad Karim Randhawa (parents of Late Arfa Karim), Mr.Shahzad Nawaz, Director Chambaili, Rana Ghulam Shabbir, Secretary General, FASTNU, and Mr. Ali Zaryoun arrived to open the event. Pigeons were set free as a symbol of peace and freedom and marking the start of the event. Dr. Aftab Maroof, Director Islamabad campus, Dr. Zia ul Qayyum, Director CFD Campus, Mr. Haider Miraj, Head Daira’14, faculty and staff were also present on the occasion.
Rana Ghulam Shabbir appreciated the efforts of the management team and emphasized on the need to organize such events in other institutes as they focus on personality development of students. Mr.Haider Miraj welcomed all the participants and guests. He highlighted that Daira aimed to motivate the youth.
The participants also set free sky lanterns in the night to pay tribute to Arfa Karim Randhawa. It was a sight worth watching when the lanterns glowed in the sky above Arfa’s village.
Total 47 events of sports, creative and literary activities, declamation, technical and educational competitions and recreational events were organized in Daira’14. All events started on the second day of Daira’14. On Day 3 many exciting events again enthralled the participants. On the last day, closing ceremony was held in which shields, certificates and prizes were given to the winners and runner-ups of various competitions. Rs. 500,000 was distributed among the winners. University of Sargodha won Daira Trophy for the year 2014. FAST-NU Lahore campus was the runner-up. Dr. Zia ul Qayyum congratulated the winners and thanked the guests for honoring Daira with their presence. He appreciated the efforts of the faculty and the management team for making Daira a huge success.