LUMS hosted an online convocation ceremony to honour the Class of 2021. The ceremony was streamed via Facebook Live.
His Excellency, President of Pakistan and Chancellor, LUMS, Dr. Arif Alvi, joined the University’s senior leadership, including Founding Pro-Chancellor Syed Babar Ali, Rector Shahid Hussain; Pro-Chancellor Abdul Razak Dawood and Vice Chancellor Dr Arshad Ahmad to congratulate 1,281 graduating students.
The keynote speaker at the ceremony was Ms Faiza J. Saeed, Presiding Partner at the prestigious USA law firm, Cravath, Swaine &a Moore in the USA who delivered an inspiring address to the graduates.
Dr. Alvi praised the graduating class for their perseverance, and urged them to serve their community while they pursue their careers.
“I encourage all the graduates today to start giving back to society; by the knowledge you have gained here, and through your active involvement in each sector of the economy for the country’s holistic growth,” he said.
He also appreciated the University’s role in facilitating the nation’s progress, and referred to it as an ‘icon of merit’, whose principles can become a guiding light for other educational institutions.
Dr. Alvi also acknowledged LUMS’ funding initiatives to support bright students, including those from remote areas of the country, to provide access to quality education.