AJK Varsity holds 19th convocation, awards degrees to 12,000 students

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The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (UAJK) held its 19th Convocation at the King Abdullah Campus of the university on Thursday and awarded a total of over 1000 degrees to the graduates in various disciplines.

President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry who is also chancellor of the University was Chief Guest on the occasion and awarded Gold Medals to 49 distinctions holders. The President conferred degrees to 25 Ph.D., 201 MPhils, and 774 M.A. /MSc, BS, B.Com, and LLB students.

In his address, President Sultan congratulated the students and their proud parents on the highest achievement of their life and encouraged them to move forward in their respective fields. He said that it is truly a memorable occasion for the graduating students, their parents, and their teachers. It is also a memorable moment for the nation as another batch of professionally qualified people has been added to the national talent pool, he emphasized.

“This is a day of gratification for the parents of many of you; who invested their time, energy, and hard-earned money in educating you. In many cases, your parents might have sacrificed their personal happiness and pleasures to make sure that you get the best education that leads to your better future”, the President said.

The AJK President advised the student to prepare themselves for playing their role for the freedom and liberty of their brother and sisters living on the other side of the Line of Control and facing barbarism at the hands of occupation troops.

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