LAHORE:02 May:Government College University (GCU) Lahore has started online Dars-e-Quran to continue its tradition of character-building of its students during lockdown due to Covid-19. Prof Hafiz Muhammad Azmat on Friday delivered the first lecture on Taqwa (piety) through Facebook Live and university’s YouTube channel. He laid great stress on developing a system of character-building of youths in educational institutions through Dars-e-Quran. He lauded the efforts of Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi for reviving this decades-old tradition of Dars-e-Quran at GCU after a break of many years. He said Prof Zaidi regularly organised weekly sessions of the Dars on the university campus before lockdown and now this tradition would be continued online upon his request. Vice-Chancellor Prof Zaidi said that Chancellor/Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar had rightly proposed the initiation of Quran education at the university level with equal emphasis on its translation and exegesis. By the grace of Allah, GCU has a longstanding tradition of Dars-e-Quran in which the students' weekly participation is mandatory. Besides this, Majlis-e-Uloom-e-Islamia regularly arranges seminars, lectures on the Islamic themes derived from the Quran and Sunnah, he added. The VC stressed that it was on account of such decades-old practices that the historical Government College has nurtured grand scholars like Dr Allama Iqbal, Javed Ahmed Ghamidi and Maulana Tariq Jamil among its alumni.The news.