Agriculture University Faisalabad held job fair.University of Agriculture Faisalabad staged first Entrepreneurs Festival Faisalabad in which 70 start-up companies put their stalls on display to promote the culture of becoming job providers rather than job seekers.
The exhibition was arranged by Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC) UAF, Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) and Faisalabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FWCCI).
FCCI President Shabbir Hussain Chawla, along with UAF Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Iqbal Zafar inaugurated the expo following a seminar on Value added-food product and opportunities for entrepreneurs.
They were flanked by FWCCI President Rubina Amjad, ORIC Director Dr Zahir Ahmad Zahir, Dean Faculty of Food Sciences Dr Masood Sadiq Butt, National Institute of Food Sciences and Technology , Director General Dr Tahir Zahoor, Turkish Professor Dr. Mithat Direk from Selcuk University, Turkey; Dr Muhammad Younis, FCCI Chairman Dr Habib Aslam Gaba, Dr Abdul Rasheed, Dr Khurrum Zia, Dr Abdul Naveed and other notables.
In the exhibition, 70 percent of the stalls were set up by women entrepreneurs ranging from garments, grocery, food items, decoration, jewelry, and others innovative products.
Dr Iqbal Zafar said that we have to take measures to hone the entrepreneurial skills among the student to become self-employed. He said that one idea can change the society. He added that poverty and unemployment are one of biggest challenges which we are confronting. He said that with innovations, we can compete with the rest of world. He said that active participation of women in socio-economic activities was prerequisite to make the development.
He said that invention of plough brought the revolution in the agriculture sector. He was of the view that invention of wheel, telephone and computer etc not only made the lives easier, but also raised the standards of living and unlocked the new avenue of businesses.
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