KARACHI: Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University SMIU) has said that students of SMIU and also of the country should learn a lesson from the love and reverence, extended by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah to his Alma Mater – Sind Madressatul Islam by bequeathing one third of his entire property to it through his last will written in 1939 in Bombay. He said this while addressing the farewell party organized by the students of IXth class of SMIU Boys Model School in the honour of Xth class, on Tuesday, at the Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto Auditorium of the university.
The vice chancellor said the students of tenth class, who are leaving their Alma Mater after completing their education up to matriculation level, over here, would command prominence and get tremendous respect in the society, because of their association with the Alma Mater of the founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. At the same time, they will bear more responsibilities to serve Sind, Pakistan and its people with patriotic spirit.
Shaikh said an educational institution should be considered like a mother, which nurtures its sons and daughters with lot of care. Similarly, Sind Madressah is engaged in educating its children since the last 127 years. “In the response, the students of SMI must respect their Alma Mater and if they reach to the highest positions in their future lives, they must look back to SMI and serve it unconditionally, he said and maintained that, “In 1943, when Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah had come to inaugurate Sind Madressah College SM College), he had become sentimental while seeing his Alma Mater and had said that he had studied over here 55 years ago and remembers each and every inch of it.”
Dr Shaikh said memoirs never die, so the students, who are going to pass out their matriculation examination sooner, must remember Sind Madressah in their future life. The vice chancellor also praised the role of Principal of the SMIU Boys Model School Ramesh P Jethmalani and teachers, who taught the students with their minds and hearts. Syed Wajid Ali, Vice Principal and Rajab Ali Mallah, senior teacher of the SMIU Boys Model School also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, the students Mohammad Zakir, Asim Abdul Waheed, Mohammad Hussain, Usman, Adil, Abdul Samad, Abdul Bari Buriro, Asim, Ali Raza Mangi and others delivered their speeches and presented other entertaining and educating items on the occasion.