RAWALPINDI: A ceremony was held at the Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR) on Friday morning to commemorate the country’s Independence Day especially with Solidarity of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).
The programme started with the recitation of Holy Quran and flag hoisting ceremony with the tune of national anthem of Pakistan. In the flag hoisting ceremony, the vice-chancellor PMAS-AAUR, Prof. Dr. Qamar-uz-Zaman, Registrar Mr. Aqeel Sultan, Deans & Directors of all faculties, administrative officers and employees attended the ceremony.
While addressing the participants after hoisting the national flag, the Vice Chancellor of the university stated that freedom is a great blessing and its value could be gauged from the miserable plight of Muslims living in India, Kashmir and Palestine.
He further said that Quaid-e-Azam diverted the powers of Muslim nation towards the way of freedom but unfortunately after the independence this spirit declined, resulting in individual development instead of the nation’s upbringing.
The Vice Chancellor said that it is our prime responsibility to transform the dreams of our founder into reality, to make Pakistan a prosperous and developed country. He urged all participants to work hard with the commitment and dedication to make university a model institution in the country in line with contemporary global standards.
All the staff was carrying miniature Pakistani flags which they warmly waved during proceedings of the function and presented national songs.
A special prayer was also offered for the prosperity & solidarity of the country especially for Kashmir.
Prof. Dr. Qamar Zaman Vice Chancellor PMAS-AAUR also inaugurated a tree plantation campaign by planting a sapling at University main Campus, with an aim to plant trees to celebrate the Independence Day of Pakistan.