Government Science College Peshawar wins first prize in ‘TAYYAR PAKISTAN’ Infotainment Show
Islamabad 23rd March 2017:
Government Science College Peshawar has won the final of ‘TAYYAR PAKISTAN’ Infotainment Game Show arrange by National Disaster Management Authority as part of is awareness and education campaign to mitigate disasters in Pakistan. Fazayia Intermediate College Lahore and Government Adamjee Science College Karachi second and third position.
Students from all four provinces, Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and leading private Schools Networks participated in Infotainment Game Show “Tayyar Pakistan” as a part of Disaster Awareness, Education & Advocacy Campaign started by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
The ‘TAYYAR PAKISRAN’ game show was telecasted every Thursday, during month March on PTV Home.
Students of higher secondary school level from the Government and private sector schools from all across the country participated in TAYYAR PAKISRAN Game Show, purpose of which was to create awareness amongst the youth in particular and general public at large about the threats posed by all types of disasters, and to educate them on the means & methods to develop resilience against these disasters.
The scope of the show included elementary knowledge about geography of Pakistan and AJ&K, disaster management mechanism in the country, climate change issues being faced by Pakistan, types of natural & man-made disasters, disaster management cycle, and preparedness & response measures against/during various types of natural and manmade disasters.
The game show format included quizzes and demonstration of response drills. Students and their accompanying teachers participated enthusiastically in the Show. They appreciated the initiative of NDMA and said that this was the first time they thought about occurrence of an emergency and learned easy methods and measures to be taken to mitigate the emergency and ensure minimum losses. Students said that this was the best combination of learning and entertainment, and hoped that NDMA will continue this activity in future as well
Chairman NDMA Maj. General Asghar Nawaz appreciated the students for their keen interested in the subject of disaster management and hope youth will play pivotal role in mitigating the disasters in the future. He also distributed appreciation shields and certificates to all participants while Prizes of laptops and iPads were given for 1st (Government Science College, Peshawar), 2nd (Fazaia Inter College Lahore) and 3rd (Adam Gee Science College Karachi) position holder teams.
Government Science College Peshawar team member, winner of the final, expressed their excitement on winning the first prize and said that they did not had computer and internet at their home before. They thanked NDMA for providing them this unique opportunity and pledged that they will use their laptops to enhance education and knowledge. Students from Gilgit-Baltistan, Baluchistan and Azad Kashmir were especially thankful to NDMA for affording them an opportunity to participate in a national level competition.