Testimonials 2022


Dr Nidhal Guessoum

"Dear Mohsina and friends, Thank you for your kind note and thanks. I enjoyed my visit to the Lahore Science Mela 2022, where I spent several hours, and I was happy to deliver one of the lecture to your audience, including a number of enthusiastic and knowledgeable youngsters."

Dr Paul Davies

"I’m very pleased it worked out well via zoom. I listened to the recording and I thought the sound quality was fine. I’m sorry that I was unable to travel to Lahore, especially as I would have enjoyed catching up with my old friend Nidhal Guessoum. I shall look for a future opportunity to visit Lahore in person."

Joao Pequeno
(Head of Media Lab, CERN)

"It was a great pleasure and a true privilege to work with such an enthusiastic and skilled team."

Dr Raja Guha Thakurta

"You're most welcome! It's good to hear that the Shadow the Scientists (StS) session was well received at the Lahore Science Mela. Thanks for your kind invitation! I'd love to visit Lahore one day. In the meantime, our CrEST/SIP/PyaR/StS team is keen to engage students from Pakistan in the online/hybrid STEAM research opportunities we offer."

Dr Ahmad Shibli

"Thank you very much for this honour. I thoroughly enjoyed participating in LSM and found it very useful and eye opening for the children and all else at the Mela. Glad to be a part of it. Pakistan needs such initiatives to create a rational, logical and forward looking society, as opposed to a dogma ridden directionless crowd harbouring and living in the nostalgia of the distant past. LSM is a great effort in this direction and I wish that it can be spread outside Lahore as well, as I can imagine that it will not be easy for pupils and students to come to Lahore from schools far away. Having said this, it is an excellent start, we have to start from somewhere. Hope that those from other parts of Pakistan can take similar initiatives. I will be happy to support similar future initiatives."


“In this day and age, we don’t need to teach Science to the new generation. There is an abundant resource of digital information available to do it. All we need to do is to teach them the methodology to approach Science and the technique to apply their mind to it so that they know what to look for in the sea of knowledge and learn to implement it to create solutions.

The world today is spinning fast at the pace of technology. We all need science to address modern-day challenges. Politics and cricket alone cannot solve our problems. At the moment we are relying on other countries to provide us with turn-key solutions and products which has made us dependent on them. It’s also a very heavy expense on our trade budget.

The  Lahore Science Mela organized by the Khwarizmi Science Society (خوارزمی سائنس سوسائٹی)  was a very enlightening event to expose the public to the spectrum of scientific domains and their application in our lives. It can go a long way in developing the mindset of our future generations to pursue Science. This was our first presence at this event and it has given me a lot of ideas to present next year insha’Allah.”                                               


                                                                   Sarah Qureshi’s facebook post.

    • Dr Shahid Qamar (when takmil received donation)

    “Frankly  speaking, I could not have imagined that a child who was out of the school system a year or so ago, got the accelerated program and is now competing in Lahore Science Mela along with other shining students from other great schools in Pakistan.

    TAKMIL participation in LSM means that it does not matter where you are born and who you are as long as you are given equal opportunities you can do wonders.

    Born and raised in Lahore, I was not given an opportunity to participate in any Science Mela. Thank you for providing this opportunity to our young talent.

    One more thing, most of these students would be traveling from their remote villages for the first time and Lahore would be the first city they would be visiting. When they grow up they would say

    “I visited Lahore first time when I attended LSM”

    LSM would give them an opportunity to create a history.”

    • Mr Salman Biland

    “Dear KSS Team!

    Congratulations for putting on such a large and successful event. The event was extremely well-organized, and we thoroughly enjoyed our two days at the big event.

    It was TAKMIL’s first time attending the event and participating in such an event provided our students with not only exposure, but also the confidence to present themselves in front of so many people as they travelled for the first time from their stations. Definitely an experience they will remember for their lifetime.

    We would like to express our gratitude to Dr. Sabieh Anwar for his assistance. Also, Thank you to M. Yausoob and Mohsina Asif for seamlessly coordinating the entire event.

    Hope it grows bigger and better in years to come. Looking forward to future collaborations.”

  1. ○ TAKMIL’s Facebook page 

    “We are indebted to the support of Khwarizmi Science Society (خوارزمی سائنس سوسائٹی) for the participation of Takmil – Teach A Kid Make Individual Life students at Lahore Science Mela 2022. Over 500 plus science projects were showcased and 4000+ people attended the event. Thank You for providing a platform for students of TAKMIL who showed the world that it doesn’t matter if you belong to a small village as long as you have the determination to fulfil your dreams! 20 TAKMIL students from KPK, Balochistan, Sindh, and Punjab presented DNA models to show the world the “Secret of Life” and surprised thousands of educated people who couldn’t believe these children only got their chance at education a few years back.”



We faced an issue of dislocation of our stall in the very beginning which was resolved. It was amazingly great experience for us and students to witness such a large variety of science exploration and innovation at stalls, indoor and outdoor.

Not only the exhibitors but spectator students were excited on both days for the innovative ideas being shared. I would like to congratulate and wish my best regards to KSS and DPS for putting effort to make it a successful show.

I also look forward for more events, ensuring our participation.

Adnan Khan (Focal person and Science Coordinator)

Defence Degree College DHA Lahore.”


  1. Dr Salman Noshear Arshad 

    “Thank you for your kind words and appreciation. The students from our dept. had an exhilarating experience and each one of them interacted with hundreds of visitors each day which was a unique learning opportunity for them as well. Both our exhibits also became quite popular, and we were overwhelmed by the number of visitors .

    The overlap of Arts and Science in the “Seeing the Unseen” photo exhibition drew a lot of appreciation from everyone.   

     “Application of SEM in relating science and arts is a tremendous job” (Mr. Usman, Geological Survey of Pakistan)

     “It’s an amazing experience to look at the hidden nature” (Ms. Hafsa, COMSATS)

    The support from ACS-LUMS chapter and our dept. made this possible. Thank you everyone.

  2. Dr Muhammad Zaheer

    Thank you Sabieh and Khwarizmi Science Society (team and volunteers). It was highly organized, engaging and diverse. I have never seen such a large number of people of all ages visiting an educational event with such a zeal and enthusiasm. It was an amazing experience, particularly for our students interacting and inspiring the public with their projects.”

“Good morning, it was an amazing experience. Meeting all those people especially audience that visited The Trust School stall. It was great exposure for our students. I really hope to attend next year’s mela. Thank you KSS Team for this opportunity.

I would like to invite KSS Team and any School that wants to attend our *Brain Of Lahore* competition, happening on 17th December 2022.

Jahanzeb Siddiqui

The Trust School”


AOA. It was an outstanding opportunity to our orphan home, LITTLE STAR’S HOME BUREWALA KIDS.They enjoyed it all very much and now they are motivated and started thinking out of the box. Insha Allah next time they will participate much more. May God bless all the teams and members worked for LSM with peace of mind and heart in both worlds.

 ABDUL JABBAR Danish LSH burewala


“It was great to come here all the way from Karachi to attend this event. Everything was well organized but I want to highlight one thing the navigation on ground was something that could be worked on. Many people came to my stall to ask about where is the planetarium, cafeteria, this and that stall etc. Another thing there were no sitting arrangements for elderly around different places so I gave a couple of my stall chairs to different people who needed it. Other than this it was a very well managed and I hope to attend next time as well. Thanks 🙏

Nasir Jumani

Pop Up Learning”


Dear madam, it was such a pleasure to participate in the LSM 2022. We traveled all the way from Swat and we are so happy that we participated in this. It was well organized and all the staff was so caring. the stay was excellent. We left yesterday afternoon just because the HEC team visit was scheduled for our University. 

 We are again so thankful to you all and hope to be part of this event in future too (Insha ALLAH).”

الحمد للہ ، ہماری بخیر و عافیت واپسی ہوئی اور سائنس میلہ   بھی تکمیل کو پہنچا۔ سب سے پہلے سائنس میلے انتظامیہ کی تمام ٹیم کو مبارک باد پیش کرتا ہوں اس کامیاب انعقاد پر، اور دل کی گہرائی سے آپ لوگوں کا شکریہ ادا کرتا ہوں ہمیں بطور نمائش کنندہ شرکت کرنے کا موقع دینے پر ۔ اگر ہماری طرف سے کوئی بدنظمی یا غلطی ہوئی ہو تو اس سے درگزر کریں ۔ امید کرتے ہیں مستقبل میں اگر مزید اس طرح کا کوئی موقع آیا تو ہمیں دوبارہ موقع دیں گے، ہم کوشش کریں گے زیادہ تیاری کے ساتھ شرکت کریں۔ اللہ تعالی ہم سب کی کاوشوں کو قبول کریں اور ہم سب کی حفاظت فرمائیں۔

آخر میں ایک بار پھر بہت بہت شکریہ۔

والسلام ۔

“Overwhelming response of Science Mela, few days ago I was discussing with Mohsina that probably participation will got effected due to LONG MARCH. But this Science Mela broke all the records playing huge impact of creating optimistic and promising future of Science in Pakistan.

Proud to be a part of this mega event. I am blessed with wonderful inspiring team. Waqas keep motivating all of us and these Math Circles in LSM wouldn’t be possible without your scripted plan. Yes, we got huge response too.

Our little tribute to the great Prof. Sadaat Anwar sb, who was so devoted to the cause, I wish he could see this day. He must be very happy up in heaven as a proud father.

With best regards,

Imran Anwar”

“Really big was mind blowing and an outstanding mela.

Learnt so much. Kids were so much fascinated. Really we are speechless that it was so well organized and well managed.

Looking forward for next year to be part of this mela again . Inshallah


Ms Aqeela (CCA incharge)

DHA junior school Z block Lahore Defence”



"Dear Dr Sabieh Sb I would like to congratulate you and your entire team on putting together and successfully running one the largest science fairs in the world. The quality of exhibits was, indeed, world class. The breadth and depth of concepts covered was equally impressive. Such was the diversity that both myself and my three old found activities to engage in. Another touching aspect was that LSM attracted citizenry from all socio-economic backgrounds. It was extremely well organized which is no small feat when it comes to public events of such large scale. Another message that I took home was that science can be interesting and inexpensive at the same time. Overall, it was a breath of fresh air in the middle of all the political clamor, economic upheaval, and the devastation of floods."
Dr Rafi Ullah
"Sir, congratulations (to u & ur team) on successfully organising LSM. Glad to know that over 100,000 individuals visited in 2 days which speaks about its popularity. I saw several friends visiting & posting about it on Facebook."
Haider khan
"I was fortunate to visit the LSM on Sunday and was fascinated to find even greater outreach than the last two events of which I had been a part. I wanted to congratulate you and the team for pulling off this tremendous event with the goal of science communication in the country."
Dr Farasat Iqbal
"Dear Sabieh sb, This is first time I ever attended Lahore Science Mela. I was surprised to see the amazing and a lot lot of stalls presenting science. It was so nice to see young kids demonstrating. Amazing work of your team. Lot of prayers for your father. May Allah bless him with His blessings. "
Faheem Hassan Akhtar
"Asalam o Alykum Sabieh bhaii, hope you are doing well. First of all my heartiest congratulations to you and your team for organizing such a mega successful event. I was amazed to see the scale of this event and the enthusiasm of the organizers and participants was equally appreciable. Really top-notch efforts! Missed Prof Saadat sb a lot while visiting the mela May Allah shower his countless blessing on him. He initiated this biggest science and knowledge movement of its time and you are leading his dream into a solid reality. May Allah give you more strength to energize and strengthen this movement. My best wishes to you and your team. May Allah reward his countless blessing to our beloved Prof. Saadat sb for initiating this science movement which is actually the biggest knowledge charity of its time in Pakistan. Good luck and Allah Hafiz"
Dear Dr Sabieh, "It was great to know that @Muhammad Umer, PhD got a chance to meet you in person, a few weeks ago when he visited Pakistan. It's been a pleasure for me to know you since 2012 when I first got a chance to be a part of your team (that didn't work out so well at that time). You're truly inspiring young researchers like me to step outside our comfort zone and think outside the box. Organizing Lahore Science Mela at such a large scale is a great example of that. I've been volunteering and involved in outreach activities during my PhD in Australia. Now I am in Canada, I'm thinking about how I can make any contribution to the Lahore science Mela remotely, perhaps for the next event. If you have any ideas, I'd love to know them. I'd be glad if I can play any role, big or small, to organize this event for Pakistan. Wish you all the best! Nida Harem"
Nida Harem


Dr Shahid Sattar

I was little worried just before the inaugural day due to political turmoil whether it’s going to happen or not But very happy to see it all went well As you said, it’s a legacy of dr Saadat and he will be remembered for this for years ahead.


بنیادی طور پر یہ ایک ایسا میلہ تھا جس میں ہمیں مل کے کام کرنے کا ایک ایسا نادر اور نایاب موقع ملا ہے جس نے ہمارے تخیل کی پرواز کو ایسی جلا بخشی ہے کہ اس کے لئیے الفاظ نہیں ہے۔

یہاں نہیں کا لفظ سننے کو نہیں ملا یعنی جس کو بھی جس نے جو کام کہا اس نے لبیک کہا اور چل دیا

پورے میلے کے دوران خصوصا ان تین دنوں میں غصہ یا تلخ لہجہ ہمیں چھو کر بھی نہیں گزرا

میں نے ان تین دنوں میں کسی سے بھی یہ نہیں سنا کہ یار اج تے بس ہوگئی اے

بلکہ وقت گزرنے کے ساتھ ساتھ ہمارا شوق اور انرجی بڑھتی گئی ہے۔ ہم جس سے بھی ملے ہیں مسکرا کے ملے ہیں۔

میں یہ بات پورے وثوق سے کہہ سکتا ہوں کہ ان تین دنوں میں ہم میں سے کسی نے بھی پراپر کھانا نہیں کھایا۔ پانی نہیں پیا اور نہ آرام کیا ہے اور نہ ہی ہمارا انرجی لیول کم ہوا ہے۔

ہم سب سے زیادہ خوش ان تین دنوں میں ہوئے ہیں

اس کی وجہ صرف ایک ہے۔

اور وہ ہے ہمارے سربراہان

جنہوں نے اسے ڈیزائن کیا اور پھر ہمارے ساتھ لگ گئے

ہمیں سکھایا، بتایا بلکہ کر کے دکھایا کہ ایسے کر لیں ایسے ٹھیک رہے گا اور ایک اور بہترین چیز یہ تھی کہ ہماری رائے کا بھی احترام کیا گیا اور اسے سراہا گیا جس سے ہمارا کانفیڈس لیول بڑھتا گیا۔ ہم نروس نہیں ہوئے۔

Sir Sabieh

Mam Charisma

Sir Mustafa




انہوں نے ہمارے لئیے ایک ایسا ماحول بنا دیا کی ہم بڑھتے گئے۔

ایک چیز اس بات سے واضح ہے کہ مار نہیں پیار والا اصول لاگو ہوا ہے اور رزلٹ آپ کے سامنے ہے۔

پورے پاکستان میں کوئی بھی ادارہ ایسا نہیں ہے جو اس معیار کا میلہ کرواتا ہو یا کروائے۔ لہذا ہم اس لحاظ سے بھی خوش قسمت ہیں کہ ہم اس ٹیم کا حصہ ہیں جس نے پاکستا کا منفرد اور بہترین سائنسی میلہ منعقد کروایا ہے۔

ہم پروٹوکول کو ختم کرنے والے ابتدائی گروپ میں ہیں۔

یہاں عہدوں کا تصور تک نہیں تھا۔ کیوں کہ ہمارا سلوگن بھی یہی تھا کہ

سائنس سب کے لئیے

اور ہم نے اس لہ عمل کیا بھی اور کروایا بھی

کے جی سے لے کر ماسٹر ایم فل پی ایچ ڈی اور مختلف شعبہ ہائے زندگی سے تعلق رکھنے والے لوگوں تک ان کے سٹال ہماری سوسائٹی کے بانی کے اس عزم کی تکریم ہے جس کا نعرہ لگایا گیا۔

جس پودے کی آبیاری 1997 میں ہوئی وہ اب ایک ایسا تن اور اور قد آور درخت بن چکا ہے کہ جس پہ ہم جتنا فخر کریں کم ہے۔

اگر ہم نے اسی شوق اور جذبے سے خود بھی کام کیا اور آگے بھی پروموٹ کیا تو ہم اسے بفضل خدا عالمی سطح پر اور بہترین انداز سے پیش کریں گے۔


نوید اختر

رکن خوارزی سائنس سوسائٹی

فضا تیری ماہ و پرویں سے ہے ذرا آگے

قدم اٹھا یہ مقام آسماں سے دور نہیں


امید کرتی ہوں کہ آپ خیریت سے ہونگے

آپکا بہت شکریہ اس میلے کا انعقاد کرنے کے لیے۔

کل جب میں واپس اپنے شہر داخل ہو رہی تھی تو لگا کہ دو دن جو بیتے ہیں میرا خواب تھے۔

یقین ہی نہیں آ رہا کہ میں اتنے اچھے اورمثبت لوگوں کے درمیان سے واپس آ رہی۔

اتنی مسکراہٹیں , اتنے تخلیقی لوگ۔

سب بہت اچھا تھا


I just passed my intermediate exams and came to Lums for Intership

My first day I met @Mohsina Asif @Yasoob bhai @Shoaib bhai from where I met Ayyaz bhai and Came to DPS ..Under the leadership  of @Sir umar was masterpiece.His energylevel  Really unexplainable. I Met @- @Khadim Mehmood @Baig @M.Saqib Umair  ..sitting with these people I learn those things that I had never learned In my life …@Dr. Muhammad Mustafa  he was the person whose teaching skills and learning from him ..was a great experience…Seriously no words @Dr Sabieh Anwar   such a humble and giving respect to everyone really wow!! Just thanks for everything ❤ Also If I couldn’t fulfill any of your expectations I’m sorry for that ..Thanks alot Everyone

فٹ کے انسان آسمان کو چھونے کے قابل ہوجاتے ہیں۔۔۔ شکر ۔۔۔شکر صد ہزار بار شکر کے لمحات ہیں۔۔۔ میں بلامبالغہ اس میلے کو خدا کا فضل، اس کی بے پایاں رحمت کا مظہر ہی قرار دوں گا۔۔۔۔ الفاظ میں اظہار ہی ممکن نہیں

مجھے ایک لمحے کے لیے اجنبیت کا احساس نہیں ہوا۔۔۔ڈاکٹر صبیح کی “قاتل مسکراہٹ” پر تو دل “گھائل” ہوگیا۔۔۔ اللہ اللہ ! 

Salam Sir I hope you are in best of health and faith.

First of all, I would like to congratulate you for pulling an amazing LSM’22 and it was just amazing MashAllah.

Thank you for providing me the opportunity to work on this event and trusting me throughout. I loved every bit of working with the team and being part of this wonderful journey. And I would love to be part of future arrangements or whatever I have to offer for you and KSS.