First convocation of UMT Sialkot Campus held
SIALKOT (PR): The first annual convocation of the University of Management and Technology’s Sialkot Campus was held Thursday. As many as 275 graduates were conferred upon degrees, medals and cash prizes.
Syed Raza Ali Gillani, provincial Minister for Higher Education, was the chief guest who distributed degrees and medals among the students. According to the details, 130 undergraduates, 91 masters, and 51 MPhil/MS degrees were given away followed by 6 Patron medals, 4 Rector medals, 3 Rector academic awards, 3 certificates of excellence, 1 extracurricular award, 3 best research paper awards and 6 special awards. Chairman UMT Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad, Rector UMT Dr M Aslam, Director General Abid HK Shirwani, Director Sialkot Campus Syed Muhammad Belal, the registrar, the controller examination and the deans and directors of various schools and departments were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the convocation, Gillani said that education was the only way to bring a real change in the society.
He said that many Pakistani students wish to study abroad, but they must not forget that Pakistan is a better place to make career where a lot of opportunities could be created. He urged the students to transform themselves as entrepreneurs and not job-seekers as the country has huge potential to invest in any area. The minister applauded the vision of Chairman UMT Dr Hasan Sohaib Murad for setting up university in Sialkot and devoting for the cause of education.
Chairman UMT Dr. Hasan Sohaib Murad said that establishing sub campus in Pakistan’s industrial hub Sialkot was a long-awaited plan and it was completed with the grace of Allah. He said Sialkot is the city of Iqbal, the Thinker of Pakistan, the Poet of the East, who awakened the nation from deep slumber. He said Sialkot has always stood up with the whole country and gave good news when its sporting goods are exported worldwide and used in the international brands.
He said, in 2014’s FIFA World Cup, football manufactured by Sialkot’s business community was a big success. Dr Murad advised the students to adopt a realistic approach, respect the parents and work hard for their professional growth. He said UMT is an entrepreneur university that is producing business leaders of tomorrow.
Expressing his views, Rector UMT Dr Muhamma Aslam congratulated the graduates, teachers and parents for making this day as a special day. He urged the students to continue the process of learning throughout their life. UMT Sialkot Campus Director Syed Muhammad Belal also addressed the convocation.
TYF alumnus wins ‘Queen’s Young Leaders’ award for digital learning project
ISLAMABAD (PR): Haroon Yasin, a Telenor Pakistan Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Partner and Telenor Youth Forum (TYF) 2016 alumnus passionate about transforming the Pakistani educational landscape and making quality learning accessible to the underprivileged youth, has won the prestigious ‘Queen’s Young Leaders’ Award for his digital learning project ‘Orenda’. In June 2018, Haroon will be traveling to the Buckingham Palace along with his team to receive the award from Queen Elizabeth herself. The Queen’s Young Leaders Award recognizes and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. Winners of this prestigious Award receive a unique package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential program in the UK during which they collect their Award from Her Majesty The Queen. With this support, Award winners are expected to continue and develop the amazing work they are already doing in their communities.
Through Youth Forum, Telenor has been providing a robust platform to the youth of its 12 global markets including Pakistan to come up with innovative solutions to the unique social challenges faced by their communities.
Haroon Yasin was one of the Pakistani TYF 2016 delegates who presented their ideas to global leaders and was later teamed up by Telenor Pakistan for the formal development of his innovative project that aimed at transforming the teaching and learning environment while meeting the needs of primary schooling in Pakistan through innovative use of technology.
“Seeing our alumnus winning the prestigious ‘Queen’s Young Leaders’ Award strengthens our resolve to continue to serve Pakistan by empowering its people and reducing inequalities” said Kamal Ahmed, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Telenor Pakistan. “We extend our sincere congratulations to HaroonYasin on receiving the coveted award and are confident that he will continue to strive to transform the Pakistani educational landscape. We, at Telenor Pakistan, have and will continue to encourage the youth of this Nation in finding solutions for everyday challenges through the use of ICT technology and in the process make a positive socioeconomic impact” he added.