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Executive Branch of Mashabrum Students Community Takes Oath in Islamabad

The leadership of Mashabrum Students Community (MSC) took an oath here on 24 February, in Islamabad. Mr. Abdul Hamid, the Chairman advisory council of the organization took oath from the new elected and selected 17 members of the Executive Branch.

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Executive Branch of Mashabrum Students Community Takes Oath in Islamabad
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The leadership of Mashabrum Students Community (MSC) took an oath here on 24 February, in Islamabad. Mr. Abdul Hamid, the Chairman advisory council of the organization took oath from the new elected and selected 17 members of the Executive Branch. The Executive Branch consists of Executive Board and Cabinet which of them, the first one is elected while the latter one is selected as per the constitution of the organization.

The newly elected President and General Secretary; Eng. Rustam Ali Khan and Mr. Hassan Advocate accordingly while the selected cabinet members are Mr. Riaz Hussain as Vice President, Shoaib Muhammad Joint Secretary,  Habib Ullah Finance Secretary, Eng. Anwar Ali Secretary Career Counseling, Zubair Akhondzada Secretary Leadership and Skills Development,  Aslam Hussain Secretary Community Service, Hassain Shahdi Secretary Information, Muzaffar Muzu Secretary Social Media Incharge and Muhammad Abbas Office Secretary took oath accordingly.

Mashabrum Students Community is a student based nonprofit organization established by the students of Machulo village Baltistan. This organization aims to provide career counseling, enhancing leadership’s opportunities for the Mashabrum Tehsil students and youth as well as trending accelerating community services at a broad level within the students and communities.

The organization recently has organized 2nd series of its BSL- Baltistan Supper League 2018 where 20 teams from across Baltistan region participated in the cricket tournament held in Islamabad.

The organization is going to organize the Balti Musical Show in Islamabad after 21 March 2018.

GBee Staff keeps you updated with the latest happenings in Gilgit, Baltistan and Chitral regions of Pakistan.

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Zulfiqar Essa: Contending for the Hult Prize 2019 with a Million Dollar Idea

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Zulfiqar Essa

“My name is Zulfiqar Essa and I’m from Hyderabad, Hunza. I’m the co-founder of TechScape and previously have been awarded the Global UGRAD scholarship. Currently, I’m working on an idea called “Shirijon” which aims to create over 10,000 jobs in the next decade. I’m collaborating on this idea with my team members from Chitral, Punjab, and Germany.

Recently our idea got selected in the top 35 for HULT Prize 2019 from around two hundred thousand global applications received from across 120 countries. In the next round to be held in Amman, Jordan, we will be competing against young entrepreneurs from Harvard Business School, Cambridge, and other globally known institutions. Our idea is the very first Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral (GBC) to make it to the regional round of HULT Prize.

Team Shirijon from COMSATS Islamabad - Hult Prize 2019

Our team from COMSATS University Islamabad is quite excited to participate in the 10th Annual Hult Prize Regional Summit in an attempt to win a $1 million USD as a seed fund. We think that this idea has the potential to change the economy of not only Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral but entire Pakistan as well.”

This story is part of the #GBCProspers campaign by GBee. Send your stories at editor[at]gbee.pk or inbox your story at our Facebook page.

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Sonaina Hamiya: Working on Preservation of Burushaski Lanuguage

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Sonaina Hamiya - Working on Preservation of Burushaski Lanuguage

My name is Sonaina and I’m from Aliabad, Hunza. I’ve recently graduated from National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore.

Being a Hunza girl, it came to my realization that Burushaski language is being forgotten and young Burusho, especially those who live in the cities, have adopted other languages as the primary means of communication. These days, the influence of other languages on Burushaski is just tremendous.

To make my contribution to on-going efforts of preserving Burushaski, I did my thesis on “The Preservation of Burushaski language“. This project is a vehicle for expressing my ideas that language is the foremost pillar of society to communicate and a creative structural solution can be provided for its preservation.

My motivation to try preserving my own language in a visual form relates to the fact that many people have been fascinated about Burushaski and researchers have found it to be one of the very few isolated languages. Burushaski has still no standard writing system. There isn’t a lot of written literary work but a number of oral traditions have been collected. Burushaski continues to be a language of self-identification among its speakers and despite many efforts, this fascinating language is endangered.

My aim through this project is to preserve Burushaski language through visual means and to ignite the revival of the language in the daily lives of young Burusho living in and outside Hunza.

This story is part of the #GBCProspers campaign by GBee. Send your stories at editor[at]gbee.pk or inbox your story at our Facebook page.

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