Hamdard University in its 25th Convocation held on Saturday confer 1212 degrees to the graduates comprising of 22 candidates who have qualified to be awarded PhDs, 29 M.Phils., 75 Master’s degree, and 1086 Bachelor degrees.
Of these, 27 meritorious students will be awarded with Hamdard University Gold medals and 8 with Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said Medals.
Addressing the 25th Convocation, Chancellor Hamdard University Sadia Rashid said that Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said, was a hardworking physician, educationist, philanthropist and visionary, was also a patriot and tried to be a good Muslim and human being. He would certainly never forget that the very first word spoken by Allah to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through the Gabriel, was: ‘Iqra!’ – Read.
She requested the gathering to raise their hands and keep few moments of silent prayer for brothers and sisters of Turkey and Syria who are suffering from that tragic devastation. She said that this is a memorable milestone for the teachers and the parents. “We are grateful for entrusting their precious children to us. You can now join our Alumni of over 32,000, around the world, hopefully contributing to society at different levels, in positive ways”.
In his welcome address HU VC Prof Dr Syed Shabib ul Hassan said that we are celebrating the Silver Jubilee of the University’s Convocation, this institution itself is almost 32 years old. As I reflect for a moment on past history, these three decades are a reflection on the dedication and determination of every single person within the University’s community who have contributed since its establishment in 1991. I am forever grateful to the leadership of Hamdard, my student community, alumni and colleagues who followed the vision and mission of the Founder-Chancellor Shaheed Hakim Mohammed Said and made this University what it is today.
We are truly privileged to have with us, the honorable Consul General of Japan, H.E. Mr ODAGIRI Toshio on this auspicious occasion. Sir, your presence has made this convocation ceremony more meaningful for the graduates, and every one of us. I would also like to welcome the team of University of Essex, UK here today and hopeful that our relationship will bear fruitful results for students in both countries.
I’m proud of you all, because despite all of the challenges and struggles, as you may recall, you are all pandemic survivors. Especially relevant to your time here at Hamdard University, we faced a lot of uncertainties together. We transformed to an environment we had never imagined before. From classroom learning to ZOOM, from physical examination to on-line, and now, as I see you all gathered here today, it is evident that we all have succeeded together.