Ambassador of Hungary to Pakistan Istvan Szabo on Friday visited the Government College University Lahore to pay tribute to the College’s founder principal and Hungarian national, Prof Dr Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner (1840-1899).
The Ambassador along with the Counselor of Hungry laid a laurel wreath on the plaque of Dr Leitner at the University’s Bukhari Auditorium. GCU Faculty Deans Prof Dr Ahmad Adnan and Prof Dr Khalid Manzoor Butt were also present.
The plaque of Dr Leitner as founder principal of Government College Lahore was also fixed at the University’s Bukhari Auditorium in 2015 in collaboration with the Embassy of Hungry.
Later, in a meeting with the senior faculty members, Ambassador Istvan Szabo also said it was a matter of great pride for them that Hungarian national Dr Leitner laid the foundation of modern education system in this part of the subcontinent. He appreciated the efforts of Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi and senior administration for keeping the Dr Leitner’s traditions alive at GCU Lahore.
The Ambassador said that he had a great love and respect for Pakistani people because of their tradition, hospitality and history. He added that the Government of Hungary offered 200 Scholarships for Pakistani students. He also assured that the Embassy would provide assistance for enhancing academic collaborations between Hungarian universities and GCU.