The Government College University Lahore and Directorate General of Archeology, Tourism Department have joined hands for promoting tourism, research collaboration and joint surveys.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed here on Monday in this regard among the University’s Institute of History, Department of Media and Communication Studies and Directorate General of Archeology (DGA). Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi and Director-General Archeology Usman Ali Khan signed the accord at a graceful ceremony on the university’s Old Campus.
According to MoU, DGA would invite the GCU students to its field activities such as archaeological surveys and excavations to facilitate the research and making of documentaries. The University’s faculty will design archaeology projects and modules for students and DGA will provide them with all the logistical support.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Zaidi said GCU is looking forward to establishing a world-class Archeology Studies Department at GCU, and this MoU had laid down the foundation for this department.
GCU would provide DGA assistance with the documentation of monuments, preparing publicity material for promoting tourism, organizing seminars and virtual conferences on cultural heritage, initiating Youtube channel, making documentaries on Archeological sites, the Vice-Chancellor said.
Dr Usman Ali Khan said that DGA needs a well-versed and well-informed human resource that will create an impressive narrative about the country’s monuments and it will impressively document those heritage sites which have not been documented yet.