Jimmy En­gi­neer’s book launched in Sin­ga­pore

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Syed Hasan Javed, High Com­mis­sioner of Pak­istan in Sin­ga­pore, be­lieves that Pak­istan’s multi-cul­tural her­itage as the birth place and cen­tre of the world’s great­est reli­gions, cul­tures and civilizations, is a global in­spi­ra­tion. He stated this while ad­dress­ing the launch of “In Search of My Mas­ter” a bi­og­ra­phy of Jimmy En­gi­neer, a renowned Pak­istani so­cial ac­tivist, hu­man­ist and pain­ter, writ­ten by Mar­jorie Hus­sein.

Ad­dress­ing a gath­er­ing of art lovers, diplo­mats and Pak­ista­nis in Sin­ga­pore, Javed said that Pak­istan is where the Euro-Asi­atic civilizations con­verged, melted and pro­duced the fab­u­lous syn­the­sis, in what is mod­ern day Pak­istan. This syn­the­sis brings the best of In­dus Val­ley Civ­i­liza­tion em­brac­ing Egyp­tian, Me­sopotamia, Chi­nese, Greek, Arab, Per­sian, Turk­ish, Mughal and An­gloAmer­i­can her­itage to pro­duce the most bril­liant and re­silient hu­man so­ci­ety. Mod­ern day schol­ars such as Dr. Henry Kissinger, Zbig­niew Brzezin­ski, Ana­tol Lieven, Joseph S. Nye Jr. and oth­ers un­der­stand and ac­knowl­edge the strength of Pak­istan’s so­cial cap­i­tal and soft power.

Ear­lier, Jimmy En­gi­neer speak­ing at the In­sti­tute of South Asia Stud­ies dis­cussed his in­spi­ra­tion of cul­tural her­itage; the fas­ci­nat­ing saga from Com­mis­sioner of Pak­istan, of­fi­cials, in­tel­lec­tu­als and re­search fel­lows of the in­sti­tute and Pak­istani community. Dr. Iftikhar Chowd­hury, se­nior re­search fel­low at ISAS, pay­ing a rich trib­ute to Jimmy En­gi­neer said the paint­ings book de­picts the his­tor­i­cal and spir­i­tual rich­ness of Pak­istan’s her­itage. Jimmy be­longs to the Parsi community, which has made enor­mous con­tri­bu­tions the knowl­edge In­dus­try, Syed Hasan Javed, in a meet­ing with Pro­fes­sor Tan Chorh Chuan, Pres­i­dent of the Na­tional Univer­sity of Sin­ga­pore (NUS), stated that Pak­istan’s youth­ful pop­u­la­tion of 54 per­cent be­ing un­der 20 years could be a bo­nanza for eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of both coun­tries, as there was 1200 per­cent in­crease in higher ed­u­ca­tion en­roll­ment in Pak­istan be­tween 2000-2010.

Pak­istan also has the largest num­ber of O and A level students out­side the United King­dom. Sev­eral Pak­istani students have es­tab­lished world records in O and A Level ex­am­i­na­tions in Math­e­mat­ics, Com­puter Sci­ence, English Lit­er­a­ture, etc. An Ed­u­ca­tion City is be­ing es­tab­lished in Karachi. Pak­istani uni­ver­si­ties have pro­duced more re­search pa­pers over the last decade, than in the last 50 years. Sev­eral Pak­istani doc­tors and en­gi­neers have es­tab­lished global records in ex­cel­lence in Med­i­cal Surgery, Dengue Fever re­search, Bio- tech­nol­ogy, Ge­netic Engi­neer­ing, Com­puter Sci­ence and Ap­pli­ca­tions, etc. He ex­pressed sat­is­fac­tion on the grow­ing co­op­er­a­tion be­tween NUS and the Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion of Pak­istan.

Javed also fe­lic­i­tated the Vice Chan­cel­lor on the NUS achieve­ments. Jimmy En­gi­neer, ac­com­pa­ny­ing the High Com­mis­sioner pre­sented the book to Tan Chorh Chuan. He also spoke on his life, in­spi­ra­tion and mis­sion to serve Pak­istan. Tan, who was in­vited by the High Com­mis­sioner to visit Pak­istan, thanked him for the ges­ture and ex­pressed keen in­ter­est in Pak­istan’s ed­u­ca­tional progress and wished greater pros­per­ity for the coun­try.

the an­cient civ­i­liza­tion to the mod­ern times where Pak­istan’s di­verse and tra­di­tional pur­suits and cus­toms are part of a way of life. He also spoke about how he painted his se­ries on Par­ti­tion.

The sem­i­nar was at­tended by the High Jimmy En­gi­neer (right) pre­sent­ing his book ‘In search of my Mas­ter’ to Pro­fes­sor Tan ChorhChuan (cen­tre),

Pres­i­dent Na­tional Univer­sity of Sin­ga­pore. Syed Hasan Javed (left), High Com­mis­sioner of Pak­istan in Sin­ga­pore, is also seen in the pic­ture. to Pak­istan in var­i­ous fields in­clud­ing health, ed­u­ca­tion and engi­neer­ing. Jimmy En­gi­neer pre­sented his book to the In­sti­tute of South Asian Stud­ies.

Also, as Pak­istan and Sin­ga­pore are en­gaged in pro­mot­ing co­op­er­a­tion in

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