Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman attended the 12th Convocation of King Edward Medical University as chief guest on Wednesday.
Addressing the convocation, Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman said that King Edward Medical University is a great educational institution and has always played a key role in the development of medical education. He said that it is also commendable that the teachers and Students continued their journey of education without compromising on quality even during the corona pandemic. He said that during that time, telemedicine centers were also established, which played a very important role during the Corona pandemic.
He urged the students to become a good doctor as well as a good human being, adding he said, your good character will determine success in this world and hereafter. He said that as Chancellor solving the problems related to the universities is his top priority basis. Governor Punjab said that no student should be deprived of education due to financial problems and such students should be helped through educational scholarships.
He said that an endowment fund of Rs5 billion should be established in King Edward Medical University with the donation of alumni, the amount of which should be spent on infrastructure to be used for research, development and building and upgrading laboratories. He said that the main purpose of universities is to conduct research and the students should make research a feature of their lives in every case.
Governor Punjab said that it is everyone’s right to protest peacefully but always keep in mind that the patients don’t suffer and do not block the roads, so as not to cause inconvenience to the public.
Governor Punjab Muhammad Balighur Rehman distributed medals and degrees to the students while presenting a cheque of one lakh rupees to Dr. Sara Mohsin, who got first position in all subjects and got 20 medals on the behalf of the university. Degrees were given to more than 300 students in the convocation, including 331 MBBS students and 77 post-graduate students, while more than 17 medals were awarded to post-graduate and MBBS students who secured the highest positions.
On this occasion, Vice Chancellor King Edward Medical University, Professor Mahmood Ayaz said that King Edward Medical University, the historical and prestigious institution of South Asia which has been maintaining the tradition of being the top merit university of the country since its inception.
Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission Dr. Shahid Munir, Chairman Punjab Healthcare Commission Dr. Saqib Aziz, former Principal Prof. Mahmood Ali Malik, former Vice Chancellor Prof. Asad Aslam Khan, Prof. Qazi Muhammad Saeed, retired professors, heads of current medical institutions including Prof. Mukhtar Hasan Randhawa, Prof. Farid Zafar, Prof. Ayesha Shawkat, Prof. Majeed Chaudhry, Prof. Muhammad Amjad, former and current heads of the Department of Medicine and a large number of students and parents were present.