GCU Lahore celebrates its 148th Anniversary

Lahore: 03 Jan: Government College University (GCU) Lahore has announced that GC University Lahore is only educational institution of Pakistan where as many as forty-nine students societies are now active and playing a vital role in personality development of Ravians by engaging them in intellectual, cultural, co-curricular and sports activities, said GCU Lahore Vice Chancellor Prof. (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman; Izaz-I-Kamal, while addressing a grand ceremony held to celebrate the 148th Founders’ Day of Government College Lahore at the Abdus Salam Hall. Prof. Dr. Abdul Majid Awan, the former principal of Government College Lahore, was the Chief Guest at the celebrations which was attended by all the heads of departments.
Addressing the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor proudly said these student unions are totally apolitical and include the prestigious GCU Dramatics Club, Debating Society, Majlis-e-Iqbal, GCU Welfare Society, Nazir Ahmad Music Society (NAMS), Library Society, Quaid-e-Azam Political Science Society, Punjabi Majlis, Dunnicliff Chemical Society and Media Watch having their separate offices on the university premises, presidents and annual financial budget which they spend for the professional and personality development of their members. He said that these student bodies and dedicated teachers remained the strongest pillars of the Government College Lahore in its journey of 148 years and produced great alumni like Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Fiaz Ahmad Fiaz and Prof. Dr. Abdus Salam. He said the literary works and achievements of these great Old Ravians are like lampposts which guide them to peace and progress.
The Vice Chancellor said that his faculty members and university administration are working day and night to get GCU its due place in the ranking of world best universities. He called upon the alumni to play an effective role in development of their alma mater through financial, moral and intellectual support. He announced holding grand celebrations on the 150th birth anniversary of the GCU, saying that all Old Ravians from other countries would also be invited on the auspicious occasion.
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