KARACHI: Some 1,395 graduates of Hamdard University received their degrees at the 21st convocation of the university on Saturday at the main campus Madinat al-Hikmah, Karachi.
The convocation was presided over by Sadia Rashid, Chancellor, Hamdard University. Speaking on the occasion, Sadia Rashid congratulated the graduating students and told them that their success is the fruit of struggles and sacrifices of their parents as well as their teachers. Once you start your career, your education and your work would contribute to the national pool of skilled manpower, which would sustain you economically and socially throughout your life and would also contribute to the national wealth, she added.
“I am sure the graduates present in this convocation will prove to be good ambassadors of the mission of Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said.’
Highlighting the history of Hamdard briefly, she said that Hamdard was founded in 1906 in Delhi, India by Hakim Abdul Majeed, who died in young age of 30 when his elder son Hakim Abdul Hameed was 8 years of age and his younger son, Hakim Mohammed Said was 2 years only. Shaheed Hakim Mohammed said founded Hamdard in Karachi in 1948 in very modest way, but by the power of his personal dynamics and hard labour he made Hamdard a big enterprise and institution of national repute. Using power of education and training you have been given here in Hamdard University you would be able to offer best service to nation and humanity, she concluded.
In his welcome address Prof Dr Hakim Abdul Hannan, Vice Chancellor, Hamdard University said that the University in pursuit of excellence, as per vision of Hakim Said was imparting education in seven faculties of Medical and Health Sciences, Eastern Medicine, Engineering, Management Sciences, Pharmacy, Education and Law.
According to declaration of Higher Education Commission, the University has got ‘X’ category, taking 75 percent number, he said