Due to the ongoing pandemic, the education system around the globe is transforming towards virtual learning. After online classes and exams, many universities are hosting their convocation virtually.
Similarly, LUMS, one of the renowned universities of Pakistan hosted its first-ever virtual Convocation Ceremony 2020 on Facebook.
Malala Yousafzai addresses the graduates
Moreover, the Nobel Laureate, Malala Yousafzai gives the keynote address. By speaking on the occasion she urged the students to encourage the government to invest more in quality education as, “I believe this is the most important investment our country can make.”
While addressing the graduates she further said that that as a young generation we should speak out against gender bias and harmful social norms. Moreover, social norms can change and you can help them change by raising your voice for girls’ education in communities across the country.”
Senior Management of LUMS and their wishes
Besides Malala, other senior authorities and management of the university attend the online convocation and share their best wishes with the future servers of Pakistan. That includes the; Rector LUMS, Mr. Shahid Hussain, Founding Pro-Chancellor, Syed Babar Ali, Pro-Chancellor, Mr. Abdur Razzaq Dawood and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Arshad Ahmad.
Subsequently, VC Dr. Arshad Ahmad congratulated the students.
“This is a time when the calls for help are getting louder, when economic and personal losses are more visible, and when social distress and inequity have taken on new meanings. So, could this be your moment, and could this be your opportunity; could this be your defining moment to look beyond personal ambition to consider a more noble social vision that is required more than ever before.”
Mr. Shahid Hussain, Rector, LUMS, advised the graduates by saying:
“I am inspired and proud of how you have all risen to the challenge and displayed exceptional maturity, resilience, and determination.”
He also announced the winners of the prestigious National Management Foundation awards.
Pro-Chancellor Mr. Abdur Razzaq Dawood referred to the graduates as the next generation of leaders. Likewise, the founding Pro-Chancellor Syed Babar Ali shared how the graduates can prepare for the path ahead.
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