As many as 2,293 students are awarded degrees at the 19th convocation of the Government College University (GCU) Lahore being held in four sessions to follow SOPs of COVID-19.

Out of the total 2,093 students, 41 received PhD, 814 MS/M.Phil, 381 MA/MSc degrees, while 1057 others are being awarded BA/BSc (Hons) degrees at the three-day event.

Commissioner Lahore Capt (r) Muhammad Usman and Dr Amjad Saqib, the founder of Akhuwat, were chief guests at the second and third session of the convocation on Saturday, where they along with Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Asghar Zaidi awarded the degrees and medals to PhD scholars and position-holders.

As many as 60 graduates were awarded academic medals and rolls of honor, while 12 students received medals for their extra ordinary performance and achievements in co-curricular activities.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Amjad Saqib shared his life story with the graduates, saying that spirit of self-sacrifice gives birth to a prosperous society. He told graduates that they are highly privileged and blessed as they have studied from a very prestigious institution in a country.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi congratulated the graduates and asked them to use their education to create an impact on the society. He also advised them to never compromise their moral values and principles in pursuit of glory.

The Vice Chancellor also shared key achievements of GCU in the last two years.

The Commissioner Lahore asked students to always remember the contributions of their parents and teachers in their lives, and play a positive role for the development of their country.

Lahore High Court Chief Justice Mr. Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti will be chief guest at the concluding session of the Convocation on Sunday.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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