Addressing students of the Government Fatima Jinnah College for Girls, Chuna Mandi, on Monday, Punjab Higher Education Minister Raza Ali Gillani said that co-curricular activities permeate confidence and broaden the intellectual ken of students. Participation in non-academic activities also gives students an opportunity to exhibit their individual talents, he said
The minister was at the college for the annually staged play Waiting for Godot written by Irish avant-garde novelist and playwright Samuel Beckett, staged by the English department’s dramatic society in the college auditorium, and directed by Prof Gulshan Iqbal.
Gilani The minister said that intellectual activities help in developing the grasping power of the youth and provide an opportunity to work in teams and thus develop team-spirit. He termed the students as the best asset of the country and said that the youth is the vanguard of development.
He also asked the teachers to pay attention towards building the character of their students. The minister said that the issue of arranging a suitable access-road to the college would be dealt with on a priority basis and said that a summary would soon be initiated to the chief minister.
Principal Shehnaz Kausar presented the welcome address before the play, and later, Raza Gillani distributed shields among the students and faculty members.
Tayabba Raza was declared the best actor of the play by jury members.