Science Fair Apart but Together in Times of COVID-19

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
Most people who fall sick with COVID-19, experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment. The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, and quickly fall on floors or surfaces. For the first time ever, universities in Pakistan have moved to online classrooms. It’s a struggle for both the students as well as the teachers. We are still uncertain when the things will be back to normal, so, instead of leaving everything to the future, teachers plan ahead, keeping one thing in mind that learning should not stop.

‘Tell me and I will forget; show me and I may remember involve me and I will understand’.

With this motto in mind the students of Botany discipline exhibited their exuberant talents at pamphlets, documentaries, small research projects, herbal products, booklet and research paper reviews. The excitement of students was profuse.

For the first time an online exhibition was organized on 22nd July 2020, Wednesday in GCW University Sialkot to commemorate the “Covid-19″.

The chairperson of Botany Department GC Women University Dr. Zarrin Fatima Rizvi coordinate this event .The organizer of the function was Ms. Adeela Farooq. It was all her coordination and support that lead this event to a successful end. It was all done with the privilege of Ms. Zarqa Riaz. HODs of all departments were invited as guests. Students of Botany Department participated whole heartedly.
Honorable VC Prof. Mrs. Rukhsana Kausar was Chief Guest of this prestigious event. Honorable guest of E-Certificates distribution ceremony, Prof. Mrs. Naila Arshad appreciated the efforts of GC Women University students for wonderful online event. She graced the seminar with her speech on Covid-19. She also appreciated the tireless efforts of Chairperson Dr. Zarrin Fatima Rizvi and organizer Ms. Adeela Farooq for making this event splendor. She congratulated all faculty members for their marvelous efforts. She also honoured the jury members, Prof. Mrs. Khadija-tul-Kubra, Dr. Zarrin Fatima Rizvi, Mrs. Rukhsana Gul, Dr Zahid Ali Butt and Ms. Shaista Sabir, students and the organizers of this event with E-Certificates.

  1. The Chairperson Dr. Zarrin Fatima Rizvi gave acknowledging speech to all the invited guests on behalf of department.
  2. She graced the eminent Prof. Mrs. Naila Arshad with a token of remembrance on behalf of honourable Chief Guest Prof. Dr. Rukhsana Kausar. The students of BS (4th semester) and M.Sc. (4th semester) department of Botany participated in this exhibition.
  3. The event was all about to raise global awareness to take positive steps in the direction of healthy environment and prosper planet Earth. It was an enlightening experience about how we can protect ourselves and how we can play our role in a simple way to make it better.

Prof. Mrs. Naila Arshad and Dr. Zarrin Fatima Rizvi appreciated the tireless efforts of students in making this event world class. She specifically encouraged the students for excellent pamphlets, documentaries, small research projects, herbal products, booklet and research paper reviews. She appreciated the students for being competitive and challenging. She said, “Our students are not less than students of any other institution. They are talented enough to take on any challenge and compete against students of any other institution” The event was all about to motivate students to explore their surroundings and enhance their learning.

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