AIRLINK 58.23 Decreased By ▼ -0.37 (-0.63%)
BOP 6.24 Increased By ▲ 0.03 (0.48%)
CNERGY 3.97 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.5%)
DFML 16.07 Increased By ▲ 0.06 (0.37%)
DGKC 67.61 Increased By ▲ 0.29 (0.43%)
FCCL 17.82 Increased By ▲ 0.27 (1.54%)
FFBL 25.40 Decreased By ▼ -0.49 (-1.89%)
FFL 9.15 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.11%)
GGL 9.79 Increased By ▲ 0.02 (0.2%)
HBL 113.77 Increased By ▲ 1.27 (1.13%)
HUBC 111.61 Decreased By ▼ -3.68 (-3.19%)
HUMNL 6.55 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-0.61%)
KEL 4.39 Increased By ▲ 0.17 (4.03%)
KOSM 4.59 Increased By ▲ 1.03 (28.93%)
MLCF 37.73 Increased By ▲ 0.62 (1.67%)
OGDC 125.21 Increased By ▲ 8.81 (7.57%)
PAEL 22.61 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-0.44%)
PIAA 11.10 Increased By ▲ 0.31 (2.87%)
PIBTL 6.17 Decreased By ▼ -0.08 (-1.28%)
PPL 109.07 Increased By ▲ 5.07 (4.88%)
PRL 26.84 Increased By ▲ 0.45 (1.71%)
PTC 10.48 Increased By ▲ 0.95 (9.97%)
SEARL 52.85 Increased By ▲ 0.86 (1.65%)
SNGP 66.38 Increased By ▲ 1.26 (1.93%)
SSGC 11.01 Increased By ▲ 0.08 (0.73%)
TELE 7.13 Decreased By ▼ -0.08 (-1.11%)
TPLP 11.93 Decreased By ▼ -0.06 (-0.5%)
TRG 76.07 Decreased By ▼ -0.78 (-1.01%)
UNITY 20.47 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.1%)
WTL 1.30 No Change ▼ 0.00 (0%)
BR100 6,426 Increased By 94.3 (1.49%)
BR30 21,976 Increased By 345.9 (1.6%)
KSE100 62,816 Increased By 901.5 (1.46%)
KSE30 21,134 Increased By 282.7 (1.36%)

LAHORE: The LUMS Class of 2023 came together to celebrate the memories they created during their time at the university. 1,453 graduates from all five schools at LUMS were awarded degrees at the convocation in the presence of the university’s senior leadership including Founding Pro Chancellor, Syed Babar Ali; Pro Chancellor, Abdul Razak Dawood; Rector, Shahid Hussain; Vice Chancellor, Dr Arshad Ahmad, members of the Board of Trustees; Deans; faculty, staff, and proud parents.

Dr Ahmad congratulated the graduating class on their accomplishments and welcomed them to a network of over 17,000 LUMS alumni across the world. He added: “Each of you carries a personal story; a story of perseverance, growth, and triumph. Students, you are the greatest treasure of this nation as you possess the power to make a lasting impact on society.”

Dr Ahmad announced this year’s two Emeritus Professors, Dr Abid Aman Burki and Dr Mohamad Waseem, as well as the winners of this year’s Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, which included Adeel Tariq, Amir Faisal, Ghazal Mir Zulfiqar, Zafar Ayub Qazi, and Muhammad Usama Waheed. LUMS also awarded medals to its best male and female athletes, Khanzada Ashhad Ali Khan and Inara Kaneez. A posthumous degree was awarded to Amna Khan, from the MS Business and Public Policy programme.

This year’s Valedictorian, Muhammad Abdullah Nisar, a graduate of the Department of Electrical Engineering, reflected on the opportunities LUMS provided him. Applauding his class, he said: “This has been a very steadfast and adaptive batch. Your freshman spring saw COVID-19. Your senior spring saw unrest in the country. Yet, you all achieved exceptional milestones. Therefore, you and your families, indeed the whole country, should be proud.”

Mudassir Sheikha, a Stanford alum, and CEO and Co-Founder of Careem, delivered this year’s keynote address. In 2012, Mudassir co-founded Careem, which is one of the world’s leading technology platforms, operating in more than 98 cities, with over 1,400 employees and more than 2 million captains.

Offering the graduates sage advice, Mudassir said: “I would like to leave you with three learning that I wish I had learned earlier in life. First, aim really high, much higher than you think is realistic or achievable. My second lesson is to work hard. Regardless of what you want to achieve in life, whether it is professional growth, social impact, or a successful family, you will have to work really hard for it. My third and final lesson is to find your personal purpose.”

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023

Comments

Comments are closed.