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Sindh Madressatul Islam University organizes its first Convocation

18 February 2017

Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) organized its first Convocation on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at a PAF Museum, where 116 students of SMIU were conferred degrees. President of Pakistan Mr. Mamnoon Hussain along with Governor Sindh Mr. Zubair Ahmed, who is also Chancellor of SMIU and Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of SMIU, gave gold medals to 6 students (in 7 categories) and silver medals to 6 students.
Later, in his speech President of Pakistan Mr. Mamnoon Hussain said that organizing the first convocation by the Alma-Mater of Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah is most significant and unique precedent. It is matter of happiness for him that Sindh Madressatul Islam University is moving forward with success. And I hope it will be more developed in the future.
While congratulating the degree holder students, President of Pakistan Mr. Mamnoon Hussain said that he hoped that they will serve the nation with great enthusiasm and commitment, in their practical life. "Today we have been reached to that phase of national life, where we can change the destiny of the nation by taking decisions on the time and right measures," President Pakistan said and added that the young people will materialize the dreams of prosperity of the people and development of national economy by their efforts.
Addressing girl students, President of Pakistan said that they should acquire more and more education according to their will and priority and ignore all those hindrances, which may come in their way. President Mamnoon Hussain further said that women play a major role in the nations development, but in Pakistan, their role is much significant, because they are more than fifty percent of our entire population. Therefore, the national progress may be accelerated by participation of girls and women in the national workforce.
Talking about the students of SMIU the President of Pakistan said that I had met with the students of this historic institution many times, where I found them determined and full with dreams and objectives.
Governor Sindh Mr. Zubair Ahmed in his speech said that it is honor for him to attend the first convocation of the Alma-Mater of founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. He said that there is no another big source of inspiration than the name of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. This is why; we must declarer Sindh Madressatul Islam University as the premier institution of Pakistan, due to its close association with the Father of the Nation. "I shall extend my full support for development of Sindh Madressatul Islam University," the Governor Sindh said.
Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University in his report talked about the background of establishment of Sindh Madressatul Islam as a school in 1885, then its elevation to the level of college by the hands of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah in 1943 and then its elevation to the level of university in 2012. "Today is a historic moment in the history of Sindh Madressatul Islam University as it has organized its first convocation," Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said and added that SMIU is working as a lead institution of the country by producing leaders of every sphere of life. "SMIU had produced several leaders of the Pakistan movement, including Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Sir Abdullah Haroon, Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto, Muhammad Ayub Khuhro and others," the Vice Chancellor said.
Dr Shaikh further said that in the present day world our country and the nation needs most competent leaders in every field of life, and SMIU has set its goals to work on the said objectives. He thanked to the President of Pakistan Mr. Mamnoon Hussain, Governor Sindh Mr. Zubair Ahmed, members of statuary bodies of SMIU, diplomats and other guests for attending the first convocation of SMIU. In the end Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, SMIU's Syndicate member and former Chief Justice of Shariat Court Justice (retd) Agha Rafique Ahmed and Mr. Jehangir Siddiqui, distributed degrees among the students.
The first convocation was attended by academicians, deans, faculty, students and staff members of SMIU and other distinguished guests.

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