International Students Society arranged International Cultural Festival at University of Engineering and Technology Lahore in which students and participants from more than fifteen countries including Sri Lanka, Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Yemen, Egypt, Palestine, Afghanistan, Sudan and Somalia. While the Yemen ambassadors and Sri Lankan high commissioners were the chief guests of the event. The basic purpose behind this festival was to create harmony and cooperation among foreign and local students of UET.
At the moment addressing to the participants, Vice Chancellor UET Lahore Prof. Dr. Fazal Ahmed Khalid said, it is a matter of honor for campus that not only local but a large number of foreign students give top priority to UET in the field of engineering education. University administration has placed the academic issues of foreigners in their priorities and introduced zero Semester from the past few years in which students getting awareness about language and livelihood to overcome the problems of language and curriculum. Apart from this the administration is taking advantage from the capabilities of foreign students for teaching of foreign language such as Arabic and Persian.
These students consider university as their home and many of them represented university in different national level competitions. In the last few years, in collaboration with HEC Pakistan the university administration has also increased the number of scholarship for foreigners. At this occasion, Sri Lankan High Commissioner appreciated the efforts of UET and said, Such events are pleasant to create harmony among students. Yemen ambassador thanked the UET for providing all best facilities to Yemen students. Dance performances were presented by different foreigner’s students to exhibit their culture and many students arranged stalls to promote their culture. At the end, the Vice Chancellor presented souvenirs to chief guests.