Valentine’s day is about a month from now and lovers are all set to surprise their partner with gifts and acts of love. But the University of Agriculture Faisalabad has a completely different idea that they are planning to celebrate the same day as ‘Sisters Day’.
The move is “to promote Eastern culture and Islamic traditions among the youth.” “In our culture…women are more empowered and earned their due respects as sisters, mothers, daughters and wife,” the university’s Vice-Chancellor said. Take a look at their Facebook post.
FAISALABAD Jan 9: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad will observe Feb 14 (Valentine Day) as Sisters’ Day meant to promote eastern culture and Islamic traditions among the youth, said UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Zafar Iqbal Randhawa.
Inaugurating the signage “I love UAF” established near to Clock Tower UAF, he said: “we are enriched in our culture, norms, and Islamic values.” He said that UAF was mulling a plan to distribute scarf, shawls and gowns printed with UAF insignia among female students on the day.
He said in our culture, women are more empowered and earned their due respects as sisters, mothers, daughters and wife. He said that we were forgetting our culture and western culture was taken root in our society. He added that nations, which forget their cultural values, were diminished from the map of the world. He said that preservation of culture was essential to maintain our identity and dignity in the world.
Talking to students, he added that the youth must be inclined and devote their energies towards their education, knowledge and become skilled manpower. He said that in the modern era, only knowledge based economies will flourish. He viewed that we have to inculcate the lives of our heroes in the youth so that they can prove their mettle by following in their footprints. He said that our elders gave away many sacrifices in term of martyred, one of largest migrations, financial and other losses. As the result, country came into beings where we can lives independently and practice the golden principles of Islam.
Talking about signage “I love UAF, he said that the initiative is aimed at promoting the affections and love for our alma mater. It is educational institutions, teachers and parents that set the target of development for new generations and prepare the manpower for the challenges in life. He said that the UAF will be more beautified and glorified with the showcasing of agricultural trends and practices depicting the colors of agricultural landscape, and rural culture covered with beautiful birds. He said that the university had mapped out a plan to un-cave the fancy birds in the university so that trees and other areas of the campus will present naturally beautified look.
He said that logo with Pakistan flag will be set up at admin block and at the old campus, another insignia I Love UAF will be established.
University Books and Magazine Section Incharge Dr Shahzad Basra said that they had initiated the work on the establishment of insignia in the other area of the campus. He said that such initiatives will help boost up the affection and love for alma mater.