Every year, PTV home organizes a quiz competition named “Khawaab se Tabeer Takk”, both at regional and national level related to Independence Day in order to revive the glorious memories of independence and to pay tribute to the sacrifices paid by our ancestors for getting this beloved homeland. Accordingly, it was also held this year in all five stations of PTV that are located in Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, Karachi and Islamabad. Five renowned universities of each province and capital participated at regional level competitions, whereby, each team comprised of two participants.
Amna Masood and Umair Bin Tahir are two final year students of Electrical Engineering at SEECS who represented NUST at zonal level where they competed with 4 universities from twin cities namely UET Taxilla, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, NUML and Preston. They won first prize while competing at zonal level. As a result, they successfully qualified for Grand Finale at National Level where they competed against four universities namely University Law College Quetta (Baluchistan), University of Chitral (KPK), and Jinnah University for Women Karachi (Sindh) and Punjab University Lahore (Punjab) which were winners at their respective centers.
Students from other universities were pursuing Pakistan studies, political science and Law as their majors but Alhamdulillah, after tough competition, students of NUST managed to clinch first prize at regional level and were declared as National Champions, as well.
The students were awarded with:
Participation certificates to both students for both zonal and national level.
One shield each for the team for Zonal and National competition.
Cash prize of PKR 30,000 for winning zonal competition (PKR 24,000 after deduction of 20% tax).
Cash prize of PKR 50,000 for winning zonal competition (PKR 40,000 after deduction of 20% tax).
According to officials of PTV, this is a long time since previous victory of Islamabad center at this competition. Students were really appreciated by Chief guests (Professor Dr. Nadeem Akhtar Abbasi, Dean Department of Horticulture UAAR and Ma’am Kanwal Naseer, Senior TV News anchor) , host (Shamoon Hashmi, an actor, host and director), officials of PTV and crowd for their hard work and sound grip of history of Pakistan.
It should be noted that NUST (students of SEECS) participated in the same competition last year as well, where they managed to win zonal competition but stood third at National level.