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Oath Taking Ceremony of office bearers of SMIU Students' societies

08 February 2017

Oath Taking Ceremony of newly elected office bearers of six societies of SMIU - Literary Society, Debating Society, Science Society, Art Society, Community Service Society and Sports Society held at Talpur House of SMIU on Wednesday.
Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) administered oath from 30 newly elected office bearers of six Student Societies, among them fifty percent were female office bearers. He also distributed certificates of recognition among the former office bearers and the faculty members.
On this occasion,in his address he said that this great institution has remained a nursery of leaders throughout its 131 years. Also we are taking efforts today to produce the leaders of future through students' societies.
Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said that besides academic activities, students must be provided an opportunity to choose their own representatives, which are considered a part of learning and training in the world. "After ban on students unions, SMIU was the first public sector university that introduced societies by allowing its students to take leadership responsibilities by organizing their own activities, that may be fruitful for other students and SMIU as a whole," Dr Shaikh and maintained that due to such societies SMIU has achieved most encouraging results by organizing departmental seminars, national days, sports weeks, and annual festivals.
Dr Muhammad Ali Shaikh said that students of higher educational institutions must be provided such democratic platform for their activities that will produce dynamic leadership of the country in future. He said that SMIU is one of the best example in this regard that just after getting charter of university; it founded students' societies that are now actively promoting democratic values by organizing healthy extra curricular activities.
The Vice Chancellor said that all societies of SMIU are very much important in their scope, which covers all those important subjects that may enhance knowledge, leadership skills and creative and artistic thinking of students. This is why, SMIU encourages active role of the societies, which must be performed with responsibility and honesty.

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