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Baltistan University confers degrees, medals on students

VC Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan asks young people to make Pakistan greater with hard work, honesty and integrity

Baltistan: (Tuesday, November 19, 2019) University of Baltistan Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Naeem Khan has said that Pakistan is a great country and educated youth should make it greater with hard work, honesty and integrity.

Addressing the second convocation of the university in Skardu, he said that this is the age of competition and students must equip themselves with knowledge, skills and moral values for the national development. He said that the university is imparting quality education to prepare young people for the contemporary and future challenges.

Prof Dr Naeem Khan said that merit would be followed on all fronts and students will get quality education at the university campus. He shared details about performance and achievements in the last two years. He congratulated graduates and stressed to play their role and to practice learning for the welfare and betterment of the society.

In his speech, the vice chancellor drew attention towards selection of intellectual personalities as members of the university’s senate. He paid his gratitude to the chief guest for his unconditional love and affection for the people and the university. Northern Areas Force Commander Major-General Dr Ehsan Mehmood Khan, who joined this colourful event as the chief guest, urged students of the university to equip themselves with right knowledge and skills to play their part in Pakistan’s development. He congratulated students on their achievements and said the university is making a huge difference in the economic growth of the region.

During the ceremony, five gold medals, two silver medals and five bronze medals were bestowed to the graduated students. On the occasion, Dr Ehsan Mehmood Khan announced one million rupees for the fee of deserving students, 0.1 million rupees for students with disabilities and fifty thousand rupees for the supporting staff.

Addressing the audience, the Northern Areas force commander said that the students are future of the nation and they can turn destiny through their wisdom and knowledge. He said that quality education can only empower the youth through research and innovation.

ARMY WILL CORPORATE: The chief guest admitted that the University of Baltistan has achieved milestone within the second year of its inception by holding the second convocation. He said that the university has proved to have potential to be among the top ranking universities within a short time period.

He said that this university will progress by leaps and bounce and assured that the Pakistan Army will be extending its full corporation and support whenever needed. He advised the graduates to make optimum use of the knowledge and skills gained at their alma mater towards addressing current and impending socio-economic challenges. University Registrar Waseemullah Jan Malik called heads of different departments to announce names of various badges. Around 65 students were awarded degrees in different programmes of the Department of Educational Development, Department of Computer Science, Department of Business Management and Department of Languages and Cultural Studies.

Dr Ehsan Mehmood Khan gave five gold medals, two silver and five bronze to the successful graduates. Head of Department Educational Development Dr Haji Karim, Head of Department of Business Management Faiz Ali, Head of Department of Languages and Cultural Studies Sajjad Hussain Sering, and Head of Department of Computer Science Jawad Usman announced names of the graduates.

Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly Speaker Haji Fida Muhammad Nashad, Senior Minister for Water and Power Haji Akbar Taban, Public Accounts Committee Chairman Sikandar Ali, University Senate member Dr Naeem Tariq Narenjo, Legislative Assembly member Imran Nadeem and other political and social figures also participated in the convocation.

In his speech, Legislative Assembly Speaker Haji Fida Muhammad Nashad too congratulated graduates and assured to extend his full support to overcome the gaps of the university. He said that universities take ages to develop but the dreamed University of Baltistan has covered a long journey within two years by conducting its second convocation.

He said that the first revelation shows importance of the education in a vivid way. He said that the foundation of the nations for the development is truly-based on education. He said that the developed nations make the most of their precious time while seeking education. He said that the nations paved their ways to step on other planets just because of the research and meritocracy.

SADPARA DECLARED GOOD-WILL AMBASSADOR: World famous climber Muhammad Ali Sadpara was declared as the good-will ambassador of the University of Baltistan for his great achievements. He is the first and only climber of Pakistan who has climbed eight peaks of the world above eight thousand successfully.The force commander presented souvenirs to Registrar Waseemullah Jan Malik, Examination Controller Dr Ghulam Raza and Academics Director Dr Zakir Hussian Zakir for successful execution of the convocation. The chief guest also presented special complimentary gifts to Manzoor Ameen, Anisa Fatima and Rizwana Hussain for beautiful moderation of the event.  At the end, the vice chancellor also presented the shield of the Guest of Honour to Dr Ehsan Mehmood Khan, the force commander. It is pertinent to mention here that renowned researchers and scholars Yousuf Hussain Abadi, Muhammad Hassan Hasrat, Professor Hashmat Kamal Elhami and Muhammad Qasim Nasim also attended the event

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