LAHORE - The Old Ravians celebrated their annual reunion at the Government College University Oval Ground with a pledge to support the deserving students of their alma mater. Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif was the chief guest while Secretary Petroleum and Old Ravians Union (ORU) President Kamran Lashari, a large number of bureaucrats, noted industrialists and politicians were also present on the occasion. The GCU building was illuminated and a music concert was also part of the gala. Speaking on the occasion, LHC Chief Justice Khawaja Sharif said that the Government College University (GCU) produced scholars like Allama Muhammad Iqbal and scientists like Dr Abdus Salam besides great sportsmen and Olympians. The CJ paid tribute to his teachers and highlighted their role in his life, adding that most of his family members were Old Ravians including his two sons and several judges of the Lahore High Court. ORU President Kamran Lashari, the architect of reunion gala, said that the Old Ravians remembered their alma mater not because of their degrees, but due to the values, morals and confidence that the GCU taught them. He thanked GCU Vice-Chancellor Dr Khalid Aftab for patronising the Old Ravians Union. ORU Honorary Secretary Khalid Manzoor Butt said that the old students unions were not only meant for arranging reunions, but they also supported the development of their alma maters and the deserving students there. The general house of Old Ravians passed a resolution to support the deserving GCU students through the Endowment Fund Trust. At the end of the ceremony a music show was presented in the varsity auditorium in which renowned singers presented songs. Edu experts to meet at PU Over 200 education and policy experts from across Pakistan will converge for 3-day national forum Meeting the Needs of 21st Century at Punjab University, New Campus in October next. It is being jointly organized by the Institute of Education and Research and Promotion of Education in Pakistan (PEP) Foundation, New York City. This was announced by Prof Dr Khalid Iqbal chairman department of Neurochemistry City University of New York during his meeting with the Vice Chancellor Punjab University Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran in his office here on Saturday. Madam Inge Grundke Iqbal and Dean Faculty of Education Prof Dr Hafiz Muhammad Iqbal were also present on the occasion. It may be recalled that PEP Foundation has already singed an MOU with the Punjab University and donated a sum of Rs 10 million as seed money to establish Pakistan Education Council and Sughra Begum Centre for Education Policy and Development at the Institute of Education and Research. MTA AIMC to mark Pak Day Medical Teachers Association of Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore will observe a two days Pakistan Day Festival in the stadium of AIMC, on March 22nd and 23rd. It was said by Prof Nadeem Hafeez Butt, President Medical Teachers Association Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore on Sunday. He added that the purpose of holding this festival is to pay homage to the sacrifices of our forefathers in the struggle for Pakistan and to make the young generation realized their responsibilities today and in the future. Colourful stalls have been erected and buntings and banners have been displayed in the stadium. Medical Teachers Association AIMC, administration of Jinnah Hospital, Lahore Womens Chamber of Commerce and Industries have extended their support in the arrangement of the festivities. FJMC, KEMU, GCU, LSE, LUMS, Depilex, Rotary Club, Lions Club are participating in festival. Jewellery, clothing, leather goods, bags & purses, cosmetics, pharmaceutical products, flower arrangements etc manufactured in Pakistan will be displayed in these stalls.