BNU's Bestival '17 Goes Green

01:10 PM | 22 Dec, 2016
BNU's Bestival '17 Goes Green
Beaconhouse National University's annual multi-category event, The Bestival, is back again and it's bigger than ever. Being a thematic event, Team Bestival changes the outlook of the event every year to make it more interesting. Previous Bestivals were themed around superheroes, Steam-Punk and even quintessence. This year, however, The Bestival is about something else. This year, the Bestival wants to talk about sustainability. This year, the Bestival wants us to join hands and save our planet. This year, BNU's Bestival goes green.


Due to the result of excessive anthropogenic activity, the environmental issues of our planet have become more and more worrying in the recent past. It is because of these reasons that the BNU Bestival has chosen to make way towards a new adventure by answering mother nature's call for help by not only celebrating all that mother nature has given us, but by giving back.


Voting for a more clean, pure and hopeful world, this year's Bestival is titled "Pristine Seventeen."

For those who don't know, BNU's Bestival is a multi-category event that features multiple competitions during the daytime, and social events at night. The event occurs over a span of four days and features a total of 23 competitions in total. The competitions are divided into 3 main categories, namely Performing Arts (Dramatics, Stand-up comedy, Art of Motion), Media and Literary (Video Production, Photography, Poetry) and Sports (Football, Volleyball, Table tennis). When all the competitions have taken place during the day, the participants are then allowed to relax by enjoying the social events in the evening. Over the years, there have been a variety of social events held at the Bestival such as fashions shows, concerts of household names such as Noori, and even a Qawwali night featuring Mr. Asif Ali Santoo himself.

So now that we know all about what the Bestival is, let's talk about what makes it special. The Bestival is made by the students, for the students. Every aspect of the event is, on some level, part of an effort made by the students of BNU. From collecting money from sponsors, to handling logistics, to logo designing, to heading competitions, all is done by the young guns.


This year, the convener for the entire event is 4th year, Psychology student Sheza Naeem. Having previously worked in multiple Bestivals before, Sheza brings to the table new ideas, experience and leadership. Working under Sheza is the core team that consists of a combination of individuals who've excelled in a variety of fields during previous Bestivals. This time around, the core consists of Awais Mughal (former registrations head), who broke the record of past Bestivals in terms of participants registered, Aiman Gillani (former event management head), who worked tirelessly and made sure every competition and social event ran on smooth transitions, Zain Shah (former logistics head), whose planning and organizational skills helped in all the arrangements be ready for each and every event, Zain Gardezi (former sponsorships team member), whose interpersonal skills and warmest of personalities managed to attract many a brand to sponsor last year's Bestival, Roshanay Asif (former Technopreneurship head), who managed to chair an entire tech start-up event on her own, Sijal Raza (former social media head), whose efforts made sure the Bestival went viral last year as she managed to capture every moment on camera, Urooj Tarar (former sponsorships head), who managed to break the record of the sum of money collected from sponsorships during last year's event and Hassaan Rathore, the man behind the idea for the much acclaimed logo for last year's Bestival. With a core and convener this strong, one has to feel this year's Bestival could be something to remember.


Over the years, the Bestival has grown as an event and it's predicted that BNU will be the host to thousands again for this year's Bestival. Something that not many know is that BNU is a non-profit organization and that the entire event is financed from the money collected from sponsors. The sponsorship team, also made up of BNU students, go out to local as well as multi-national companies in hopes of getting them to fund the Bestival and help make it something more. BNU Bestival '17 will be held from the 23rd of February to the 26th, next year. BNU is going green, are you?

BNU Bestival's official Internet presence:
Facebook: BNU Bestival
Twitter: @BNUBestival
Snapchat: @BNUBestivallive
Instagram: @bnubestival


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 10 Dec 2023

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Sunday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.

Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.4 285.95
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 755.82 763.82
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.82 40.22
Danish Krone DKK 41.14 41.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.37 36.72
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.14 931.14
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.82 61.42
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.33 177.33
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.12 26.42
Omani Riyal OMR 738.71 741.76
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.07 78.77
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.32 27.62
Swiss Franc CHF 324.5 327
Thai Bhat THB 8.08 8.23

Gold price drops in Pakistan; Check out today gold rates here

Gold prices decreased in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 10 December 2023

On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs216,300, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs185,450.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs198,274, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs189,263 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,225 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Sunday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Karachi PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Islamabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Peshawar PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Quetta PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Sialkot PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Attock PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Gujranwala PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Jehlum PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Multan PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Bahawalpur PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Gujrat PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Nawabshah PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Chakwal PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Hyderabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Nowshehra PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Sargodha PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Faisalabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Mirpur PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486


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