ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) celebrated the independence-day with national zeal and fervor by holding a spectacular-colorful show.It was participated by the University employees and their children. They presented national songs, delivered speeches, signifying the occasion, besides a tableau named “Pakistan Zindabad”.
On the occasion, The University’s Security-workers presented guard of honor to the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Naghmana Rashid, later she hoisted the national flag, followed by national anthem. University’s Registrar, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Naeem Qureshi, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Syed Abdul Siraj and other senior staff member were also present on the occasion.
The participants paid rich tribute to Quaid-e-Azam, Allama Mohammad Iqbal and other leaders of Pakistan movement. They also offered Special prayer for peace, stability and prosperity of the country.
The participants also highlighted the unmatchable sacrifices of the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and his companions in creation of Pakistan.
The similar functions were also held at University’s other campus around the country. The show at the main campus was arranged by the University’s Pakistan Studies department, headed by Dr. Samina Yasmin and Dr. Badsha Sardar. A tableau was presented by the renowned artist, Faqir Hussain and his team,
Addressing the gathering, Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Naghmana Rashid pledged that AIOU as mega University will continue to play its leading role to promote and spread quality education that could help realize the objectives of the Pakistan”s movement. We feel proud to be Pakistani. We are peaceful and loving people, she added.
She said Pakistan is our recognition, motherland that provided us a free life and it must be our top priority to pave the way for its success.
She urged the students to concentrate on acquiring knowledge and promoting positive thinking in their daily life, as well as taking active part in the country’s social economic development.
Registrar, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Naeem Qureshi paid rich tribute to the leaders and workers of Pakistan movements, who made unprecedented sacrifices in establishing a separate homeland for the Muslims of the sub-continent.