Lahore: 120th Convocation of the Punjab University was held here in the Faisal Auditorium, New Campus on Saturday. Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Mujahid Kamran was chief guest on the occasion, while Registrar Prof Dr Muhammad Akhtar, Controller Examinations Prof Dr Liaquat Ali, all Deans of faculties, Principles of colleges, Directors of Institutes, heads of Departments, professors, students receiving degrees and medals and their parents also attended the ceremony.
Addressing the ceremony, VC Dr Mujahid Kamran said the only reason behind our all national crises was lack of education.
He said our rulers, since the inception of Pakistan, had never recognized the utmost importance of education properly. He said education was the key to progress and development of any nation and we were facing national disasters because of illiteracy. Educational backwardness and illiteracy was the only reason of all devastations and natural punishments.
He said the leadership of our country had not realized that the 722 verses of Holy Quran, which is 1/8th of the Holy Book, stressed to focus on the mysteries of the universe.
The Vice-Chancellor said Almighty Allah had promised His blessings including power, respect and wealth to only that nation who was educated. And the nation, he added, sans strong character could not become educated. He said Allah did not value verbal beliefs. Our religion is for the betterment of the world. Offering Salat has become a custom only but no one was punctual of time and line.
He said it was unfortunate that Pakistan stood at 186 out of 193 countries in spending lowest of their GDP on education. He appealed to the government to focus and promote education in a true manner as a lot of time had already passed. A human being without education was blind, deaf and burden on earth.
He said the earth was also not ready to accept the burden of nations who were illiterate. Vanishing of nations, who were uneducated and illiterate, is destined according to the rules of nature. He said that the group, who led the world, termed human beings as “human garbage.” Dr Mujahid Kamran advised the students to promote education wherever they go, vast their hearts, earn fair income, get perfection in their field and helping others should be make the cause of lives.
Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor gave away degrees to 129 PhDs, 261 MPhils, 377 Masters and 219 Undergraduates besides distributing 199 medals and cash prizes among 60 Undergraduates and 79 Masters students. Earlier, in his welcome address, Controller Examinations Prof Dr Liaquat Ali presented the progress report of the Examinations Department.
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