Pakistan among top 10 nations with Young Academy
Pakistan is among the top 10 nations which have academy for promoting science and technology in the country and is working as a platforum for guidance of young.
researchers from all science disciplines under the supervision of senior scientists National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS), Pakistan was established in 2009.
The basic aim of NAYS is to give awareness to people about science and give its maximum benefits to the people. The first national young academy was established in Germany with name Die Junge Akademie (the Young Academy), this was followed by establishment of young academy in Netherlands in 2005.
Talking to APP, President NAYS, Aftab Ahmed said idea of Young Academy Movement started and many nations were trying to have their National young academies. He said, now the Global Young Academy was also being established and its first general assembly meeting had been held in March 2011 in Berlin, Germany.
Global Young Academy is working with the slogan “The voice of young scientists around the world”, he added. The President NAYS said that national Young academies were also established in Sudan, Egypt, Uganda, Nigeria and Thailand.
According to Prof Anwar Nasim (Adviser COMSTECH), “The setting up of National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS) is a very timely and important initiative. The fact that youth plays a crucial role in building the future of any nation has long been recognized and documented.”
He said the real wealth of any nation was not natural resources but the intellectual capabilities, commitment, honesty and integrity of its youth.
Published in Pakistan Today