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DICE-Agriculture and Food Science 2019

Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture (MNSUA) Multan, Pakistan

Innovation is lifeblood of any nation and economy and is a key ingredient behind its sustainable progress and prosperity. DICE (Distinguished Innovations, Collaboration and Entrepreneurship) is a strategic initiative of DICE Foundation USA aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship culture. DICE in Pakistan is being fully supported by all major stakeholders – academia, industry, government, expatriates and international NGOs, since 2007

All Pakistan DICE-Agriculture and Food Science (DICE-AFS) 2019 was held on 9th-10th October, 2019 at Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture Multan. There were 34 universities from public and private sectors who participated in the event with a total of 103 stalls/projects. The stalls consisted of products ranging from food to mechanical and electrical projects.

Students from BSNS 5th and 7th Semester Department of Clinical Nutrition NUR International University participated in the competition. Irfa Shah, Saleha Noor and Zoya Khalid of BSNS (7th Semester) scored fifth position among 34 competing universities. Their project was Iron rich food products under the brand name of Fe’Rich. The event was graced by Dr. Khurshid Qureshi Chairman & Founder, DICE Foundation, USA; Dr Muhammad Akhtar Malik Minister of Energy Punjab; Prof Dr Asif Ali Vice Chancellor MNSUA Multan along with dignitaries including industry personnel, professors, students, staff and people from different walks of life. The distinguished guests distributed certificates and prizes among the students and appreciated the students of Department of Clinical Nutrition NUR International University for presenting innovative ideas.