Ms. Ameena Saiyid, Managing Director, Oxford University Press, along with Mr. Arsalan Salahuddin, the first registered student of the KSBL MBA class, inaugurated the Information Resource Center (IRC) at the Campus on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. The inauguration ceremony was attended by the KSBL staff and MBA students, who were joyous on this special occasion.
During her address, Ms. Ameena Saiyid stressed on the importance of libraries as they enable people to read books which may not be accessible easily. And how books can empower the readers with intellectual freedom. She said, “Libraries not only are good sources of archiving knowledge but also provide researches with authentic, refereed and latest materials, and yours is a model. I believe your IRC will become a hub of intellectual activities”.
The IRC inaugural ceremony began with tilawat-e-quran followed by the opening speech by Ms. Bushra Zaidi, Head of IRC, who shared various facets of IRC including that it will have a fully automated system providing complete collection of e-books, online databases of research journals and access to the latest digital resources, besides hardcopy books and research journals.
Arsalan Salahuddin, the first MBA student, expressed great delight in being part of KSBL and shared the various learning opportunities he has been exposed too after being inducted to the school.
Ms. Saira Ibrahim, Registrar and Head of Financial Aid Office paid tribute to Dr. Allama Iqbal, sharing the philosophy behind Iqbal’s “Javed Nama” with the audience. She shared with the students the process of self-development in seven steps as Iqbal propagated, and how one can achieve selflessness through the lessons adorned from Iqbal’s profound poetry.
Dr. Shaukat A. Brah, Dean KSBL, reinforced the importance of reading by saying,“Libraries are of no use without readers. We should promote the culture of reading. It’s an intellectual requirement as well as a service to humanity; read, learn and pass it on.”
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