Tuesday, September 6, 2016

SSUET delegation participates in UN event

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

A delegation of 10 students of the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, participated first time in an event organized by the alumni of the University of Karachi University. 

Maria from Bio-Medical Engineering got Senior Mention and Momin Naqvi from Computer Engineering got Honorary Mention titles. 

The SSUET Registrar, Syed Sarfraz Ali, alongwith Advisor to Chancellor, Siraj Khilji, with his team, visited the event on its second day at Hotel Regent Plaza where they interacted with the various delegations and the organizers who were appreciated for their efforts in holding such an event. 

"The Sir Syed University will extend full support for organizing such events in future,” Sarfraz Ali assured while Siraj Khilji invited the KUMUN organizers to visit the university and make collaborative efforts in establishing the MUN SSUET Chapter.
In Model UN, students step into the shoes of ambassadors from UN member states to debate current issues on the organization's vast agenda. 

The student delegates in Model UN prepare draft resolutions, plot strategy, negotiate with supporters and adversaries, resolve conflicts, and intensely navigate the UN's rules of procedures, as applied in the respective UN bodies, all in the interest of mobilizing international cooperation to resolve problems that affect almost every country on earth. 

All delegates have to obey these rules of procedure, which are a simplified version of those used in the real UN conferences. The sessions of the committees are led by chairs and co-chairs. 

Before playing out their ambassadorial roles in Model UN, the students research global problems to be addressed, drawn from today's headlines. 

The Model UN participants learn how the international community acts on its concerns about topics including peace and security, human rights, the environment, food and hunger, economic development, and globalization. 

The Model UN delegates also look closely at the needs, aspirations, and foreign policy of the countries they represent at the event.

SSUET granted permission to hold Inter-Varsity sports events

By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
(Pakistan News & Features Services)

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has granted permission to the Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET), Karachi, for organizing a zonal football tournament as well as the final round of All Pakistan Tug of War.

The decision was taken at a recent meeting of HEC held in Islamabad to review sports activities at universities level. 

The meeting, held annually, was attended by the Director Sports of all the universities. The SSUET was represented by its Director Sports Mubashir Mukhtar. 

The HEC agreed to the SSUET proposal of holding the zonal football round and the final round of Tug of War. On the occasion the Mubashir Mukhtar also presented annual report of the university’s sports activities, informing the meeting about a number of inter-departmental tournaments in cricket, hockey, football, badminton, volleyball, table tennis and an All Karachi Inter-Varsities Jashn-e-Azadi cricket tournament having been organized by the SSUET. 

He presented the report to Director General Sports, HEC, Fida Hussain who appreciated the SSUET’s initiatives in the field of sports.