Convocation ceremony: 600 caps go flying in the air

A total of 15 Zulfiqar Gold Medals and 16 Chancellor’s Gold Medals were awarded.


Our Correspondent December 22, 2013
Students of Riphah International University after the ceremony. PHOTO: NNI

ISLAMABAD:


Over 600 students graduated at the eighth convocation of Ripah International University (RIU) held at Jinnah Convention Centre on Saturday.


A total of 15 Zulfiqar Gold Medals and 16 Chancellor’s Gold Medals were awarded to students in various fields including health, management, engineering and media.

“This is the happiest moment in my life. Finally the day has come, I’m so excited to get a gold medal,” said Mamoona Sharif, a postgraduate student.

President Mamnoon Hussain, who was the chief guest, said in his address, “Students will guide the nation in future and country has many expectations from them.”

“The time has come to implement practically in my field whatever I learnt at university,” said Ahmed Kamal Amir who got a Chancellor’s Gold Medal.

Mauritius Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmed Rashid Beebeejaun said that his was a comparatively small country but by making judicious use of its resources it has achieved the Millennium Development Goal for education two years ahead of time.

The names of the 13 students who got the Zulfiqar Gold Medal winners are, Kashif Chaudhary, Sidra Khan, Maaz Zulfiqar, Nadia Shaukat, Nosheen Javed, Ayesha Anwar, Kiran Akhtar, Humna Faheem, Sara Zainab Malik, Sammar Zaman, Madeha Qamar, Adeel Shahzad and Farrukh Sultan.

Chancellor’s Gold Medals winners are, Samia Bashir, Ahmed Fawad Ali, Quratul Ain Ijaz, Sidra Khan, Maaz Zulfiqar, Nadia Shaukat, Kiran Khushnood, Asra Khalid, Naureen Tabassum, Naveed Mumtaz, Kiran Imtiaz Khan, Marya Aslam, Faiza Zafar, Madeha Qamar and Ahmed Kamal Amir.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 22nd, 2013.

COMMENTS (3)

Anonymous | 7 years ago | Reply

@Muslim Leaguer, it's more like, 'Congratulations to the new graduates, now half or heck, all of you can go apply for foreign visa and get a good job and settle abroad while your country suffers'.

Asif | 7 years ago | Reply

"Mauritius Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmed Rashid Beebeejaun said that his was a comparatively small country but by making judicious use of its resources it has achieved the Millennium Development Goal for education two years ahead of time."

Can someone from the editing team tell how does this paragraph fit in this news item?

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