Faisalabad(TNS): UAF Gur Mela attracts large number of locals

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A large number of locals thronged the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) when it kicked off Gur and Cultural Mela to highlight different colors of rural life, dishes of Gur (Jaggery) and traditional foods in addition to providing entertainment and recreational facilities to the masses here on Tuesday.
Senior Tutor Office UAF in collaboration with Agri Tourism Club and Pak-US Alumni Network North Punjab Chapter organized the event at the UAF Agri Heritage Museum.
UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan inaugurated the Mela while progressive farmer Mushtaq Minhas, Engineer Jawed Salim Qureshi, Dr Najma Afzal, Director Research Dr Jafar Jaskani, Senior Tutor Dr Shoukat Ali, Director Farms Dr Shahid Ibne Zamir, Dr Umair Gull, Dr Fahad Rasool, Dr Irfan Afzal, Dr Nadeem Akbar, Dr Naveed, Urfa Ben Tahir, and others were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the participants, Dr. Iqrar Ahmad Khan said the country is blessed with rich culture. “We have to inculcate our rich values in the generation.”
He said that fairs play an important role in exposing the youth to eastern traditions and rural culture.
He said that by fostering the relationship between scientists and farmers, innovation in agriculture and per acre increment can be ensured. The nations which give up their rich culture lose their entity on map of the world, he added.
Dr Shoukat Ali said that different colors of rural culture were presented in this festival so that the young generation can enjoy the beautiful moments of our culture as well as promote high traditions in the society.