23rd Convocation of UAF
Faisalabad—Punjab Governor Muhammad Rafique Rajwana Wednesday stressed upon the youth to work hard and utilise their energies and skills for bright future, progress and prosperity of the country.
He was addressing 23rd convocation of the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) held here. Vice Chancellor UAF Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmed Khan, MPA Najma Afzal, Controller of Examinations, Deans, Directors, Professors, faculty members, parents, relatives and large number of students were also present on the occasion.
The Governor said that the country had been put on the right track of development by strengthening national economy and improving the law and order situation under dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif.
He congratulated degree holders, their parents and teachers for the marvelous success and urged the students to capitalize their energies to accelerate the process of development in the country. He urged the recipients of the degrees to pay back to deprived segments of society who could not get opportunities of education and training. He advised the students to serve the country with commitment, hardworking, honesty and national zeal.
He applauded the great contributions of this higher seat of learning “UAF” for the growth and development of the agriculture sector of Pakistan. He also acknowledged the ranking status of UAF at international and national level. The Chancellor advised the students to give credit of this achievement to their parents who really sacrificed and contributed for their achievement.
The governor asked the agricultural scientists to address the issue of seed and effect of low cotton production during 2015. He said that government was making revolutionary steps for the uplift of agriculture sector but there is a lot of work needed to be done by the scientists in this sector.
The Governor hoped that graduates of Agriculture University would open up new era of green and white revolutions. He said that the agriculture was the backbone of our economy and the majority of the population was associated with this sector. Talking about women, he said that women get education but don’t go to professional life, baring the country to get fruits from their potential.
He urged the female degree holders to utilize their education by joining professional career. The governor also saluted Pakistan Army over safeguarding the country and bringing normalcy back by defeating terrorists. He said that sacrifices of martyrs of Army Public School Peshawar and Charsadda University would not go waste.
UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan in his welcome address said that UAF was the only institution in the country ranked among top 100 universities of the world. He said that about 5000 graduates in various disciplines have received degrees and medals during 23rd convocation of the UAF. In 2015, the UAF had produced 4890 degree holders including 153 PhDs; 667 M.Phil/MS, 2448 Master degree holders and 1622 graduates, which is the highest number in the history of the UAF.—APP