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Speaker pay tributes to Dr Abdus Salam at his anniversary's function held at AIOU.

Islamabad -- Speakers paid glowing tributes to Nobel Laureate Prof. Dr. Abdul Salam at his 89th anniversary's function held here on Thursday at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).

While narrating the achievements of the great scientist, they urged the youth to follow his footprints earning good name for the country and themselves. Abiding commitment with research work and the spirit for working for nation were the hallmark of his personality, said vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui while presiding over the function.

Dr. Salam proved the fact that one can realize his dream by hard work and strong commitment, no matter what hurdles comes in his way. He noted that that Prof Salam had been making serious efforts to promote the culture of research in the country throughout his life. Pakistan, he added enjoys rich human potential and talents to produce more scientists like Abdus Salam who had surprised the world by his hard work, knowledge and talent.

The AIOU, he said has attached a top priority to the research work and promoting innovative ideas to further develop country's good image in the scientific field. Various academic programs have been introduced as a follow up of Dr. Salam work.

Eminent educationist Prof. Dr. Ghulam Mutaza in his keynote address spoke high about the lasting qualities of head and heart of Dr. Salam, who he further said played a major role in the development of science in Pakistan in 1960s and early seventies.

As chief scientist adviser to late President Ayub Khan and Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto he helped to build the scientific infrastructure in the country.

Dr. Ghulam Murtaza noted that the Dr. Salam created history by becoming the first from the Muslim world to win the Nobel Priae in science. He also created history by setting up a unique institution in the world International centre for theoretical physics in Italy. This centre is now citadel of learning where thousands of devotees come every year to acquire knowledge of the frontiers of physics.

A documentary on the life of Dr. Salam was also shown on the occasion. The function was arranged by the AIOU's department of Physics. Chairman of the department Dr. Zafar Ilyas also spoke on the occasion, eulogizing the contribution of Dr. Salam in the field of science and technology. A cake was also cut to celebrate his birthday.

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Date:Jan 30, 2015
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