Punjab Governor Malik Rafique Rajwana advised students not to let their dream of education die.
He underlined the need of education and knowledge at the 13th convocation of the Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU) at Jinnah Auditorium in Multan on Friday.
The governor said, “No one can stop Pakistan from progressing because the country’s future our youth is very talented. We can compete with anybody in the world. Never let your dreams die.”
Pakistan is taking giant leaps in economic, health and education sectors.
The governor informed that the federal government in general and the Punjab government in particular has been focusing on the education and health projects.
The Punjab government has ended child labour and brought kids working on brick kilns to schools, he said.
Rajwana asked graduating students to put their degrees and medals in the lap of their mothers and congratulated the proud parents and teachers.
The governor said usually students get degrees for jobs, but if the degree is not backed by knowledge, it is useless, he added.
He urged the faculty and students to promote and protect BZU as an institution.
“Never do anything against the prestige of the varsity as an institution.”
The governor said,”I am a chancellor of numerous varsities of Punjab but the BZU has a pre-emptive right on me”.
The government has been working for the betterment of other varsities like Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture and Engineering, Ghazi University DG Khan and Ghazi Medical College etc, he added.
The governor also prayed for the martyrs of the APS.
The VC said as many as 5,733 graduates were being awarded the degrees and conferring medals, including 2004 gold medals (33 for MPhil graduates) in an addition to 41 PhD degrees.
He appreciated the efforts of Malik Rafiq Rajwana as a chancellor.