A flag-hoisting ceremony was held at Sindh University (SU) Allama I.I Kazi Campus on Thursday morning to commemorate the country’s Independence Day. The vice-chancellor of Sindh University, Prof Dr. Abida Taherani, the registrar, Ghulam Muhammad Bhutto, the deans of all faculties, administrative officers, employees and a large number of students attended the ceremony.
The day dawned with special prayers in the Jamia masjid of the varsity for the progress, prosperity and security of the country. The students of Syed Panah Ali Shah Model School Sindh University Colony sang national songs and presented the tableaus that forced the participants to encourage the performers with the roar of clapping.
The tug of war competitions were also organized in a bid to enhance the happinesses of jubilant on the campus.
Addressing the gathering after the hoisting of the national flag followed by national anthem, the vice-chancellor stated that freedom was a great blessing which had been achieved with the sacrifices of the elders. She said that the value of independence could be gauged from the miserable plight of Muslims living in India, Kashmir and Palestine.
The vice-chancellor said it was incumbent upon every Pakistani citizen to carry out his or her individual and collective responsibilities justly and honestly in his or her respective field so as to steer the country out of all the crises and gear up its development and progress.
She expressed hope that the Pakistani nation, with its countless abilities, would rise to the occasion and touch the sky working hard.
The vice chancellor Dr. Abida Taherani appreciated the philanthropic spirit of the SU employees who have voluntarily decided to donate one day’s worth of their salaries for the operation victims of North Waziristan and recognized the services of Pakistan armed forces who have been fighting against the terrorists to curb terrorism.
She paid glowing tributes to the martyrs, workers and leaders of the Pakistan movement whose sacrifices paved the way for our independence.
Dr. Taherani exhorted the youth to spread the message of father of the Nation Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal to make the country truly Islamic welfare state. She enumerated sacrifices of millions of Muslims of Indo-Pakistan for achieving the motherland which is unique example in the world.
SU Elsa Kazi Campus Hyderabad: Dean, Faculty of Education Dr. Parveen Munshi hoisted national flag at the function held on the campus wherein Principal of Dr. N.A. Baloch Model School Hyderabad Ahsan Shah Rashdi, a large number of students, parents, teachers and community of the city participated to mark the day. Speakers at the flag-hoisting ceremony at SU Elsa Kazi Campus (Old Campus) pledged to work for the national cohesion, progress and prosperity, integrity and solidarity of the country and to safeguard the ideological frontiers of Pakistan.
SU Bhit Shah Campus (Sufi University): Focal Person of the campus Prof. Dr. Aslam Parvaiz Memon unfurled the national flag here in the presence of a number of students and community members. The participants of the ceremony sung national anthem as they stood up in reverence. School children presented national songs and delivered speeches in connection with Independence Day.
Addressing the ceremony Dr Aslam Parvaiz Memon said that Pakistan was facing the challenges of terrorism and extremism but if God willing, the nation will defeat them with courage and determination.
“We are a nuclear nation and our future is bright”, he added. He urged the people to join hands to play their due role in progress and prosperity of the country.
SU Dadu Campus: Independence Day of Pakistan was celebrated in a befitting manner. The special prayers were made on the campus for the integrity, solidarity, progress and prosperity of the country.
The independence function was held at campus’s Lawn where the Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Anwer Ali Shah G. Syed hoisted the national flag along with his faculty members, students and guests. National anthem was recited at 9:00 am.
SU Campus Naushahro Feroze: Like other campuses, Independence Day was celebrated with enthusiasm and a strong pledge to strengthen democracy, root out corruption and eliminate the menace of terrorism. The special prayers for the progress, prosperity and solidarity of the country were made while the flag hoisting ceremony was inaugurated by Pro- Vice Chancellor of the campus Muhammad Nawaz Narejo. A large number of students, faculty members and notables participated in the ceremony.
SU Campus Mirpurkhas: Pakistan’s Independence Day was celebrated here with solidarity and traditional zeal here on Thursday.
The flag hoisting ceremony was held on the campus where Pro Vice Chancellor Dr. Imdad Ali Ismaili hoisted national flag while a group of school children sung national anthem and presented national songs and speeches to mark the day.
SU Laar Campus Badin: A very splendid ceremony of Independence Day was held at the lush green open area of the campus which was decorated with colourful Independence greetings, banners and balloons.
Campus coordinator Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro hoisted the national flag followed by nationa anthem. A large number of students participated in the function.
SU Campus Thatta: Like other campuses of Sindh University, Independence Day was celebrated here with a great enthusiasm. The Pro- Vice Chancellor of the campus Prof. Dr. Sarfraz Hussain Solangi inaugurated the ceremony by hoisting the national flag. Students, parents and faculty members attended the function that lasted almost whole the day long.
SU Campus Larkana: Independence Day was celebrated with national zeal and fervour here at Larkana campus like other campuses of Sindh University. The function of Independence Day celebrations was held at the lawn where focal person Dr. Hakim Ali Kanasero unfurled the national flag.