Lahore: The Government College University, Lahore academia, Thursday celebrating the Independence Day, prayed for peace and prosperity in the country, and paid tribute to army men taking part in the Operation Zarb-i-Azb in North Waziristan.
Addressing the grand flag-hoisting ceremony, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman said peace was inevitable for economic development in the country. He laid stress on further strengthening educational institutions of the country, saying that “It is uniform education system that ensures national harmony and social tolerance.”
The Vice Chancellor also announced one-day additional salary for the non-gazetted staff of the university, so that they blissfully celebrate the Independence Day with their families.
Prof Khaleeq said Allama Muhammad Iqbal’s philosophy and Quaid-i-Azam’s life served as beacons of light for the Muslim youth in the contemporary world and students should seek guidance from them. He proudly said that the vision of Pakistan was given by an illustrious Ravian student and teacher, Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal. “The glorious tradition nurtured by Allama Iqbal has been aptly upheld by the successive generations of Ravians,” he added.
The Vice Chancellor reiterated the commitment that GCU would leave no stone unturned for development of country in the realm of research and education. He also recollected contributions of Ravians in nation-building especially in the field of nuclear technology. “The most prominent scientists who have served the nation in different domains are mostly Ravians,” he added.
Prof Khaleeq-ur-Rahman called upon the GCU faculty and staff members to carry out their individual as well as collective responsibilities sincerely, honestly and justly.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor along with academic heads hoisted the national flag in GCU Bukhari Auditorium while the entire GCU faculty and staff were in attendance. It was followed by broadcast of national anthem.