The University of Home Economics (UHE) Lahore commemorated the 76th Independence Day of Pakistan with a profound sense of patriotism. In observance of this day, a special ceremony was meticulously arranged at the auditorium.
Prof. Dr. Faleeha Zahra Kazmi, Vice-Chancellor of UHE, and Prof. Hassan Askri Kazmi held the distinguished roles of special guests, respectively, for the momentous flag-hoisting ceremony. Prof. Faleeha Zahra Kazmi extended her thoughts to the students and faculty members present.
In her address, she emphasized the importance of acknowledging our indebtedness to Allah for the privilege of residing in an independent homeland.
She underscored the collective responsibility to safeguard our language, culture, and heritage, as these facets are integral to preserving our national sovereignty.
Prof. Kazmi advocated for teachers and students alike to actively champion national harmony and uphold the unity of our nation.
A pivotal aspect of the event was the presence of the venerable, 92-year-old, Prof. Hassan Askri Kazmi, an exemplary patriot, and migrant in 1947.
With heartfelt emotion, he shared a poignant narrative of the partition story. Prof. Hassan Askri Kazmi reminded the audience that Pakistan is a divine blessing, earned through the sacrifices of those who gave their lives for the cause. He recounted the trials and tribulations that our nation endured and emerged from, asserting that Pakistan thrived even in the face of challenging circumstances.
Mr. Farooq Hassan, TV anchor highlighted the imperative role of patriotism in driving the nation’s progress. He emphasized the significance of channeling our skills toward the betterment of the country. Stressing the importance of equipping educated youth, Hassan underscored the necessity for them to acquire professional skills relevant to their respective fields.
The founding Registrar and former President of the UHE Alumni Association Dr. Rafiya Tahir also attended the ceremony.
To foster a sense of participation and creativity, competitions in the form of poster design and national songs were held. The accolade for the poster competition was bestowed upon Momina Abid, while Nimra Batool emerged as the victor in the national songs contest.
The event was organized by the collaboration of the History & Pakistan Studies Department and the Directorate of Student Affairs with the assistance of the Character & Harmony Building Society, and Literary Debating Society.
In the spirit of camaraderie and shared celebration, the university administration distributed sweets to students, faculty, and employees, further fostering a sense of unity and joy on this momentous occasion.