Rajwana interlinks change, self-accountability

GUJRAT –  Education aims at bringing about positive change in thinking and therefore, any effort to reform society carries no weight if it ignores the all-important element of self-accountability, declared Punjab Governor Malik Rafique Rajwana.

The governor who is also Chancellor of public sector universities said at the sixth convocation of the University of Gujrat held here at Hafiz Hayat Campus on Thursday.

“Freedom of expression is everyone’s basic right but, at the same time, we should be mindful of others’ feelings and try to avoid negative propaganda,” Rafique Rajwana emphasised, adding that the incumbent government’s sincere and untiring efforts at both federal and provincial level have opened up new vistas of progress.

“Our youth must not forget that Pakistan came into being after the sacrifices of hundreds of thousands of people. Our youth are our hope for the country’s bright future. I hope they will not let us down when the country needs them,” the governor stated. He lauded the leadership qualities of Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Ziaul Qayyum for the tremendous academic progress and students-centric policies at the UoG.

About 3600 students from various UoG departments successfully completing their bachelors or masters level programmes during the year 2016 as well as graduates of Nawaz Sharif Medical College (NSMC-UoG) for MBBS session 2011-16 were awarded degrees. Gold medals were conferred on 76 position-holders by the governor and the VC. They were assisted by Registrar Dr Tahir Aqil and Controller Examinations Dr Muhammad Danish.

On the occasion, Prof Dr Ziaul Qayyum highlighted the UoG focus on character-building of students. He expressed his hope that the UoG graduates have enormous potential to play their part in social welfare and economic progress of the nation.

The guests of honours at the sixth convocation included Vice Chancellor University of Sargodha Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad, Vice Chancellor Women University Bagh Azad Kashmir Dr Muhammad Haleem Khan, and Chairman Federal Board Dr Muhammad Ikram Malik.

UoG deans, directors, HoDs, chairpersons, other faculty members, students and their parents, members of civil society, journalists, members of district administration including Gujrat DC Muhammad Ali Randhawa, DPO Jahanzeb Nazir Khan, MPAs – Maj (r) Moen Nawaz Warriach, Nawabzada Haider Mehdi, Haji Imran Zafar, UoG sub-campus directors and college principals attended the convocation.

Meanwhile, Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana inaugurated the 12 new apartments for students and laid the foundation stone for another 12 apartments at the Hafiz Hayat Campus. He also visited the recently completed Sadiqain Block for inauguration and attended an art exhibition organised by SADA students.

 

Our Staff Reporter

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