December 2016 1st December Thursday Make Folder EQUIP 2016, Sub Folder, Streams etc. Selection of Pics from 8th NCSQCs, Organize Cabinets. 8th December Thursday Insertion of Excelsior Report and Photo’s, Proof Reading of Excelsior. 17th December Saturday Sending of Excelsior for Printing. January 2017 2nd January Monday Finalization of Themes for 9th NCSQCs 7th January Saturday 1-Day Students Quality Circles Facilitator’s Training Workshop 17th January Tuesday Issuance of Excelsior 30th January Monday Review of EQUIP Website February 2017 1st February Wednesday Preparation of the list of Institutions that require training for Case Studies. 2nd February Thursday Issuance of Mini Brochure of 9th NCSQCs 3rd February Friday Preparation of the Content of the brochure 4th February Saturday Meeting of Executive Committee • Finalization of streams • Finalization of themes • Finalization of keynote speakers 6th February Monday Issuance of Minutes of the Meeting of the Meeting of Executive Committee 7thFebruary Tuesday Invitation for 1-Day Facilitator’s Training Workshop 9thFebruary Thursday Finalize the presenters of the Feb 18th Training. Prepare a list of potential Keynote speakers for the 9th NCSQCs 13th February Monday Preparation for 1-Day Facilitator’s Training Workshop 15th February Wednesday Preparation of list of participating institutes for 1-Day Facilitator’s Training Workshop 18th Feb Saturday 1-Day Students Quality Circles Facilitator Training Workshop. 28thFebruary Tuesday Review of website of EQUIP March 2017 25th March Saturday 1-Day Students Quality Circle Facilitator Training Workshop. 30th March Thursday Finalization of Content of 9th NCSQCs brochure April 2017 11th April Tuesday Preparations for Radio Jockeying, 60-Sec Film Making and Robotics Training 12th April Wednesday Send samples to Graphic Designer to design certificates, souvenirs, name tags 22nd April Saturday 1-Day Students Quality Circle Facilitator Training Workshop 24th April Monday Preparation of list of Institutions that will be invited for 9th NCSQCs 25th April Tuesday Finalization of Quotation for Printing Material May 2017 2nd May Tuesday Finalization of Rules and Regulations for Streams Dispatch of Cover Letter, Brochure, Registration Form, Rules and Regulations, Poster, and Chart. 5th May Friday Preparation of list of Keynote Speakers 6th May Saturday Meeting of Data Management and Publication Committee (NC) 9th May Tuesday Review of Policy of 9th NCSQCs Preparation of List of Sponsors and their contact information 12th May Friday Finalization of Keynote Speakers 13th May Saturday Dispatch of Letter Requesting Abstracts from Keynote Speakers 19th May Friday Finalize Printing Material (Certificates, Souvenirs, Name Tags, Banners and Wrapping Sheet) 20th May Saturday 1 Day Students Quality Circles Facilitator Training workshop 22nd May Monday Finalize the President of Debate 23rd May Tuesday Meeting of Executive Committee 24th May Wednesday Dispatch of letters for messages of the program book 25th May Thursday Start of Holy Month of Ramadan (Subject to the Sighting of the Moon) 27th May Saturday Meeting of Finance Committee June 2017 1stJune Thursday Finalization of Sponsors of the Event 6thJune Tuesday Finalization of Program Schedule 7thJune Wednesday Preparation of List of International Delegates 9thJune Friday Finalization of the Security Policy by the Security In-Charge 16th June Friday Assign graphic designer task to design Letter Pad, File Cover, Pens, Pencils (NC) 20th June Tuesday Finalization of Quiz Booklet 22ndJune Thursday Send a reminder to keynote speakers about the abstract (NC) 26thJune Monday Eid-ul-Fitr 27thJune Tuesday Eid-ul-Fitr July 2017 5th July Wednesday Setting agenda of meeting with committee heads Print all the letters send to national and International delegates for record (NC) 10thJuly Monday Meeting of Committee Heads for 9th NCSQCs 12thJuly Wednesday Preparation of Plan for Cultural Evening 15thJuly Saturday Meeting of Judgment Committee 17thJuly Monday Meeting of Souvenir Committee (NC) Follow up of Keynote Speaker about their Confirmation to be attending the 9th NCSQCs. 18thJuly Tuesday Meeting of Reception Committee (NC) 19thJuly Wednesday Preparation of list of potential judges (NC) 24thJuly Monday Meeting of Program committee Call judges to invite and take their consent (NC) 25thJuly Tuesday Dispatch of Reminder to Keynote Speakers about the Abstract (NC) 28thJuly Friday Write invitation letter to judges (NC) 31stJuly Monday Send invitation letters to the judges (NC) August 2017 1stAugust Tuesday Confirmation of Topics of Keynote Addresses 4thAugust Friday Finalization of List of Judges Design feedback forms (NC) 5thAugust Saturday Finalization of Lists of Dignitaries 7th August Monday Meeting with Committee Heads 8th August Tuesday 1-Day Facilitator Workshop on Game Development 9thAugust Wednesday Print all the letters send to national and International delegates for record (NC) 18thAugust Friday Place order for souvenirs (NC) 19thAugust Saturday Finalization of Letter pads, Certificates, Lapels and Files 21stAugust Monday Finalize the itinerary for International Delegates 23rdAugust Wednesday Collect relevant data for Program Book (NC) 25th August Friday 1-Day Students Quality Circles Facilitator Training Workshop 26th August Saturday Meeting of Registration Committee 29thAugust Tuesday Meeting of Venue Committee September 2017 1st September Friday Dispatch of Brochure to the Keynote Speakers or any other Printed Material for the 9th NCSQCs. 6thSeptember Wednesday Compilation of Program Book 7thSeptember Thursday Meeting of Committee Heads 14thSeptember Thursday Meeting of Venue Committee & Stage and Decoration Committee 19thSeptember Tuesday Meeting with Representatives of Local Administration for Security and Information Purposes 26thSeptember Tuesday Meeting with Food Committee Meeting with Reception Committee October 2017 3rd October Tuesday Meeting of Accommodation Committee 10th October Tuesday Meeting of Registration Committee 11th October Wednesday Dispatch of Convention Schedule to Keynote Speakers. Meeting of Souvenir Committee 12th October Thursday Meeting of Photography Committee 16th October Monday Meeting of Data Management Committee 17th October Tuesday Meeting of Transport Committee 18th October Wednesday Meeting of the Organizing Committee for 9th NCSQCs 21st October Saturday Pre-Convention Meeting with Members of Executive of Committee. November 2017 2nd November Thursday Pre-convention dinner Arrival of foreign guests and schools Prepare Report to be published in the Newspapers 3rd November Friday Day 1 of convention Distribution of Nametags Write Certificates for position holders Take Interviews of two delegates to publish in Excelsior (NC) Prepare Report to be published in the Newspapers Printing of Highlights of Day 1 by Data Management Committee 4th November Saturday Day 2 of Convention Write Certificates for position holders Post-Convention dinner Reports for Excelsior Prepare Report to be published in the Newspapers Departure of delegates 6th November Monday Meeting of Photography Committee 7th November Tuesday Post-Convention Meeting of Executive Committee Review of Feedback Forms 8th November Wednesday Dispatch of Letter of Thanks to all the Concerned People 30th November Thursday Approval of the Record File by the Director General Finalization of Excelsior December 2017 23rd December Sat Issuance of Excelsior, Dec 2017
The 4th National Convention on Students Quality Circles is starting in Modernage Public School and College, Abbottabad from today. It is a two days event which has both national and international dimensions owing to the presence of educationists like Mr. Rajesh Sureshtha & Mr. Mukhanda Raj Sharma from Little Angels School, Kathmandu, Nepal. Besides these two distinguished delegates EQUIP-Pakistan has also the collaboration of Kingston University, UK as Mr. Waqas Ahmed is representing this university. It must be mentioned here that Dr. Richard Ennals, also from Kingston University, has been attached with EQUIP-Pakistan for the last five year when in Nov, 2008 he participated in person as the chief guest and the keynote speaker of the 1st National Convention on Students Quality Circles, Pakistan. The two days program consists of four sessions in which the quality gurus from across the country are participating which includes creditable names like Dr. Kamram Moosa from PIQC, Lahore, Ms. Izzat Jehan Aqdus from AATI, Islamabad, Mr. Ijaz Yousaf from University of Management & Technology, Lahore, Mr. Shahid Warsi & Mr. Abdul Hameed from AFAQ, Pakistan, Mr. Shahzad Umer from KSB Pumps Hassanabdal, to name just a few. More than 500 students from 27 institutions will participate in six different competitions which include Case Study Presentation, Debate Competition, Paper Presentation by Students, Collage Competition, Poster-Making Competition and Story-Forming Competition. Perhaps the greatest achievement of this convention is that it includes not only private and public sector schools but it also includes students from Madrassas and special education schools as well.
Equip- Pakistan is committed to making a difference in the lives of the students by upholding the norms of Students Quality Circles. These circles achieve the objective of inculcating the spirit of cooperation, coordination, collaboration and consensus in our youth from the forum of EQUIP-Pakistan which works with the objective of empowering students for life by teaching them problem solving skills in real life situations.
Since 2008, National Conventions have been held in November every year in Abbottabad. We are grateful to each and every person who has contributed, is contributing and will be contributing to the cause of SQCs. We believe that it is not the hard times that break the nations, it is the insensitivity to the need of the change and the denial of the hard realities that push them to the abyss of oblivion.
The darkest moments are those that are before the dawn. We have lost a lot in the night that spread out on our horizons but we have the dawn not far behind. We have much to be optimistic about the approaching dawn. We have a nation that is resilient and robust; we have a force of youth that makes up the 65% of our population. This very force is our hope and our future; this very force is the focus of our love, attention and nurture.
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