Advisor to the Chief Minister on Youth Affairs, Haroon Farooqui, said that Pakistan is facing a dire shortage of energy at present. Appreciating the efforts of the youth at the competition, he stressed the need for the youth of the nation to use their talents and skills to master engineering and energy sector disciplines.
He further added that the efforts of the young engineers were truly commendable, and that they deserved encouragement. He also said that via this method, a viable alternative to power and gas as sources of energy could be found.
In the quest for alternative energy, the role of engineering colleges and universities is particularly important, and students should be funded for good projects.
He was addressing as chief guests at the prize distribution ceremony of Young Energy Leaders’ Award & exhibition on innovative energy solution, organized in a joint collaboration by Youth Affairs, Govt. of Sindh & National Forum for Environment & Health and of.
Naila Wajid, Secretary Youth Affairs, Govt. of Sindh, Khursheed Ali Shaikh, Director Youth Affairs, Govt. of Sindh, and Naeem Qureshi, President NFEH, also addressed the audience. The judges awarded the 1st prize Pakistan Navy Engineering College (NUST)’s “Wave Energy Conversion System”, 2nd prize to Hamdard University’s “wind turbine” & 3rd prize to Wind axel project of Hamdard University.
Earlier, Naila Wajid, Secretary department of Youth Affairs, inaugurated the expo, and was briefed by the students. She expressed hope that these projects would be particularly beneficial for remote areas of the nation.