The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore celebrated the 75th Independence Day of Pakistan in a befitting manner here on Sunday.

Flag-hoisting ceremonies, Quran Khawani, prayers for the martyrs of Pakistan and cake cutting ceremony featured Independence Day at all UVAS campuses.

The day began with Quran Khawani and special prayers in the university mosque for the martyrs and for the progress and prosperity of the country and university. Later a flag-hoisting ceremony was arranged at City Campus. Dean Faculty of Life Sciences Business Management Prof Dr Muhammad Azam along with Registrar Sajjad Hyder hoisted the national flag while faculty members, students, administrative staff and their families attended in a large number.

Addressing the audience, Prof Dr Muhammad Azam congratulated the university employees and students on celebrating 75th Independence Day of Pakistan. He highlighted the biography and lifelong struggle of Quid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah for the attaining of separate homeland for Muslims. He asked them to work hard with honesty and dedication for the progress of the university and the country.

Sajjad Hyder called for abiding by the sayings of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and vision of Allam Iqbal. He said we must remember the services of our elders who had sacrificed their lives for the achievement of our motherland. He said two nation theories became the basis of the creation of Pakistan and we thank to Allah Almighty who bestowed us a separate homeland.

Similar flag-hoisting ceremonies were also held in other campuses of UVAS including Ravi Campus Pattoki, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (CVAS) Jhang, Para-Veterinary Institute Karor Lal-Eason Layyah and Khan Bahadur Chaudhary Mushtaq Ahmad Para-Veterinary Collage (KBCMA CVAS) Narowal.

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