GIFT University and its students observed the birthday of Pakistan be holding an Independence Day Celebration & Gratitude to the Founders of GIFT University event. The whole University was adorned in green and white, with the students, faculty and management expressing their love for their country.
The event was marked with patriotic songs, a documentary on the creation Pakistan and the launch of GIFT University’s very own Anthem. The powerful and uplifting GIFT Anthem as dedicated to the Founders of GIFT University, who defied all odds to setup a world-class educational institution in the region.
To fulfill its promise of "Converting Knowledge into Practical Experience", GIFT University arranged an industrial tour under the umbrella of theManagement Scholar Forum (MSF). The aim was to show to the students from the courses of Training & Development and Services Marketing, the environment and the challenges faced in the industry. The group of students was given a tour of Emirates Logistics International on June 29, 2019. Emirates Logistics is a Dubai based international logistics firm that provides warehousing, transportation, inventory management, air freight, sea freight, custom brokerage, clearing and other value added services to multinationals working in Pakistan (such as Unilever Pakistan, GlaxoSmithKline and others).
Students were given orientation about organization, organization's processes, training/development practices and other services provided by Emirates Logistics. The students also had a chance to visit to their warehouses and experience its management first hand.
MSF is determined to organize such events in future as well for the benefit of GIFT students.
A debating competition has been organized under GIFT Debating and Public Speaking Society (GDPSS) in the University. The purpose of competition was to encourage students for public speaking and for increasing their communication skills.
The students were also given the opportunity by participating in competitions locally, nationally and internationally. Candidates captured the attention of the audience by their forceful speeches and the audience also appreciated the efforts of young debaters.
Debate competition was done in both Urdu and English. Topics included:
.سیکولرازم گمراہی ہے یا مسائل کا خوبصورت حل
.ہے دل کے لیے موت مشینوں کی حکومت
احساسِ مروت کو کچل دیتے ہیں آلات
.مردوں کے اگر شانہ بشانہ چلے عورت
کچھ اور وہ بن جاتی ہے، عورت نہیں رہتی
کیا ہم سچ میں 14 اگست کے بعد سے آزاد ہیں؟
1. Money is more important than love.
2. Death penalty is essential for justice or it should be banned?
3. The worst democracy is better than the best dictatorship.
4. Secularism is a bane or blessing?
5. Is Social media destroying our social lives?
An annual interior design exhibition was arranged under SHES (Society of Home Economics Skills) called Shining Divas. The exhibition included the showcasing of the projects of students.
The projects of students included marvellous models of furniture designs, carpet, rugs, art works, lamps and decorating elements. To add zeal to the occasion, fun stalls were also arranged at University’s Front Lawn. Manhattan Bites, OPTP, Naanlicious, and other food brands served the participants and visitors by setting up their stalls. The visitors enjoyed a lot in the exhibition and showed great interest by actively participating in the event.
Cake cutting ceremony of Runway Dubai Fashion Show was held on 5 th November at the Atrium in GIFT University. Conducted under TexpreneursPK of School of Fine Arts, Design and Architecture (SFADA), the ceremony marked the creation of an event that would allow students to show case their talents and latest fashion designed and trends.
Infusing and appreciating creative abilities in students has always been among the main focuses of the university. True to its motto ofConverting Knowledge into Practical Experience, GIFT University engaged GIFTIANS with Rescue 1122, where they received the training as first community responders, so that they may provide their services during an emergency and may contribute to the development of society.