PU psychology students organise Biology Convention
By Bilal Naveed
LAHORE: (December 10, 2018): A Biology Convention concluded at Punjab University Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) to raise awareness on daily life social and personnel issues such as thalassemia, skin and sleep disorder, cosmetics use, carcinogenic chemicals in daily products, cancer, smog and use of the junk foods.
The convention was organised by IAP students of BS-III (both morning and replica programmes) on Monday from 9am to 2pm. A total 12 stalls were displayed on this occasion. The aim of the convention was to make people aware of the social and personnel issues and to take measures for tackling them. The convention was hold in a very professional way by the students.
The students presented the following issues:
- Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Sleep Cycles and Sleep Disorders
- Smog- The Fifth Season of Lahore
- Importance of Recycling
- Junk Food
- Knock out Bad Habits, Knock out Cancer
- Effects of Cosmetic Usage
- Genetic Disease and their Relation to Cousin Marriages
- Carcinogenic Chemicals in Daily Products
- Are You a Couch Potato?
Teachers and students of the Institute of Applied Psychology (IAP) attended the convention and highly praised the organisers.
Prof. Dr. Farah Malik, the Director of Institute of Applied Psychology, emphasized on the importance of such activities because these encourage creativity and motivation among students. She said that spreading awareness on such important issues was pertinent and learning in this practical way is the most effective way of knowledge dissemination. The director appreciated the efforts of students and awarded them with certificates.
Ms Zaeema Farooq, the in-charge of the event, told The Educationist that: “the event was aimed at spreading awareness on various social and personal issues which are very important in our daily life but often ignored generally. By sensitising students and general public we can help avoid many social and health problems.”
Information was provided to the visitors in well-organised and well-presented way. Students presented their topics with the help of various models and explained the reasons, causes and treatments of the problems.
Pamphlets, charts and videos were also shown to the visitors.