RAWALPINDI  - Governor Punjab and Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar has said that higher education opened unlimited vistas and possibilities of success and growth.

"Hard work is the only key to success in practical life," he said while addressing as chief guest at the 13th Convocation of FJWU held at Convention Center Islamabad on Thursday.

On the occasion, Dr Mukhtar Ahmed from Higher Education Commission (HEC), FJWU Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Dr Samina Amin Qadir, Fouzia Janjua, Regional Chief First Women Bank, Regional Chief of Bank of Punjab, Khwaja Shahzad Gul, registrar, faculty members, students and parents were also present.

The Governor stressed on the value of time and also stated that intelligence did not work alone, hard work was the key to success in practical life.

He congratulated the students saying, "you were privileged to have an opportunity to study in a prestigious institution and it was your responsibility to think about the underprivileged; who have no access to the education at all. He said that money was not the measuring criteria for success as success was what you done for others."

The Chancellor FJWU assured his full support for fulfilling the demands of the university. "We have to work together to take our state forward along the path of inclusive growth and development through intellectual and scientific know-how" he added.

He along with the VC conferred degrees to graduating students of Ph.D, M.Phil, masters and undergraduate programs. Students with distinction were honoured with 43 gold and 42 silver medals for their outstanding achievements in their academic career.

In total 1,491 students including 1 PhD, 21 M.Phils were awarded degrees. In the Master programme 1086 students from 17 different departments were awarded degrees.

In Masters program Muneeza Hamid and Sana Aslam of Behavioral Sciences, Shadab Sheikh and Tehmina Muneer of Business Administration, Sidrah Zia and Ifrah Zahid of Communication Sciences, Memoona Zia and Mehwish Shakeel of Computer Sciences Department, Sabahat Nazia and Samina Jabeen of Defence and Diplomatic Studies, Maryam Ahmed and Ayesha Tariq of Economics, Nagina Shaheen and Mamoona Mazhar of Education, Asma Rehman Khan and Saima Waheed of English, Sadaf Rehman and Kinza Shahid of Environmental Sciences, Sehrish Jamil and Sameen Gul of Fine Arts, Zahra Mukhtar and Taskeen Mansoor of Gender Studies, Nazia Javed and Warda Tavir of Islamic Studies, and Misbah Ishaq and Zainab Shaukat of Public Administration were awarded gold medals. 

Whereas in Bachelor programmes, Asma Saleem of Behavioral Sciences Department, Ayesha Farrukh of Business administration, Sana Shoukat of Communication and Media Studies Department, Kiran Mujeeb Khan of Computer Science Department, Samra Naureen of Defence and Diplomatic Studies Department, Mehwish Hera of Economics Department, Maryam Abbas Jaspal of Education Department, Bushra Naeem of English Department, Zahra Hassan of Environmental Sciences Department, Zahra Habib of Fine Arts Department, Sundus Masood of Gender studies Department, Nadia Zafar of Islamic Studies Department, Nazir Gul of Public Administration Department, Maryam Rani of Software Engineering Department, Ayesha Afzal of Computer Arts Department and Noor-ul-Iqra of Mathematics Department were awarded gold medals.