By Abdul Qadir Qureshi
An impressive flag hoisting ceremony marked the Day. The Vice Chancellor, Prof Dr Syed Jawaid Hassan Rizvi, hoisted the national flag which was followed by singing of national anthem by the students and faculty members of the University.
On the occasion glowing tributes were paid to those who had sacrificed their lives during the struggle for having an independent homeland.
The ceremony was attended, among others, by Prof. Dr. Najeeb Siddiqui, Associate Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Mukhtar Ahmed Naqvi, Consultant CEP, Chairmen of all the departments, Acting Registrar, Syed Ejazullah Hussaini, Khumar Farooqui, Consultant, Literary, Art and Cultural Forum, besides faculty and other staff members.
Addressing the ceremony the Vice Chancellor called for continued efforts to make
Pakistan a progressive and
developed state where people lived with honor and dignity and in peace
according to the tenets of Islam.
“We are facing some serious challenges these days that need to be resolved collectively,” he said adding that today there is great need for unity and tolerance to make
progress economically. He reckoned that the future of Pakistan is
“Let us all resolve on this occasion that we will keep the flag of our nation flying high and will march forward to the path of progress and prosperity,” Prof. Dr Rizvi exhorted
On the occasion the university students presented national and patriotic songs which were responded by the guests with enthusiastic and continued clapping.
The ceremony concluded with prayer led by Mufti Rashid-ul-Qadri for national progress and prosperity of the Muslim Umma.
The Independence Day was also celebrated with great fervour and zeal at the Mohammed Ali Jinnah University (MAJU) where Director, Prof Dr Abdul Wahab, performed the flag hoisting ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion Prof Dr Wahab urged upon the younger generation to rise to the occasion and work hard to lead
to its destined goal. He said that great responsibility devolves upon the
students who have to take over the reigns of the country in their future and
steer the ship of the nation towards progress, prosperity and greater welfare
of the people.