LAHORE: Haider Ali Razvi, a software engineer, has donated Rs one million to the Government College University Lahore Endowment Fund Trust (GCU EFT) for initiating a golden scholarship in the name of his parents Ruba Razvi and Brig (r) Dabeer Razvi. Haider handed over a cheque of Rs one million to Vice Chancellor Dr Khaleequr Rahman at a ceremony on Wednesday.

GCU EFT Executive Committee Secretary Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt and family members of the donor were also present.

Speaking on the occasion, the VC expressed gratitude and told Haider Ali Razvi that a perpetual scholarship titled ‘Ruba Razvi and Brig (r) Dabeer Razvi Golden Scholarship’ would be initiated from the donation as per the donor’s desire and this scholarship would be given to a financially-challenged student every year on merit. Haider Ali Razvi said that his father had also last year initiated a scholarship in the name of his father NA Razvi who had studied from Government College Lahore in early 1930s.–Staff Reporter

 “It really inspired me and now I am initiating scholarship in the name of my parents,” he added.