“A magazine for the students, by the students”
Gilgit, January 17: An educational magazine, Educure, initiated by the youth led “Organization for Educational Centre (OEC)”, was launched today at Serena Hotel, in Gilgit.
The formal launching ceremony started with recitation of verses from the Holy Quran, followed by a presentation about OEC. Imtiaz Ali Taj, President of OEC, and Jibran Hayat explained the vision, mission and history of OEC in detail. Taj also thanked all members, supporters and well wishers of OEC for supporting the initiative. He made a special mention of Mr. Zafar Iqbal, Mr. Saranjam Baig and GECC for their generous support.
Later, Nadeem Gul, chief editor of Educure, shared information about the magazine’s content, format and focus. “This is a magazine for the students, by the students”, he said.
“The basic idea behind this initiative is to give young students of GB access to educational information. In the process we also hope to polish their journalistic skills, increase their knowledge of the surrounding world and change their perceptions”, Nadeem further explained.
Assistant Professor, Sultan Ahmed, later presented a review of the magazine.
Towards the end a formal launching ceremony was conducted by the chief guest, Zafar Iqbal – MD NATCO. In his speech the chief guest appreciated the youth for coming up with indigenous initiatives for resolving educational needs of the region.
Other speakers also praised the youth led efforts and gave valuable suggestions for improvement of the OEC initiative.
OEC plans to launch an e-book of the magazine for GB students who have internet access. Most of the books will be distributed in schools with the help of district administration, a representative of OEC told Pamir Times.