KARACHI: Enter to learn and go forth to serve has been the mission statement of SMI since its inception in 1885, noted Vice Chancellor Dr Mohammad Ali Shaikh while addressing the first Graduating batch of students in the Department of Media Studies and Education at a local hotel. He said that the first part of the mission statement has been completed for the Graduating students and now the second part relating to rendering service to the society started.
Dr Shaikh said that the Graduating students owned debt to the poor people of Pakistan, through whose contribution in form of taxes etc, enable these students in this public sector university to use latest Radio Station, Television Station, digital library and laboratories etc. He said the nation had invested in them and now it was their turn to return the favour to the nation, society and the institution.
He gave example of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah who studied at Sindh Madressatul Islam for about five years from 1887 to 1892 and gave his entire property, which he earn through hard work, to educational institutions in the sub- continent with 1/3rd to his Alma-Matter Sindh Madressatul Islam through his Last Will.
Earlier, Prof Dr Aurangzeb Head Academic Affairs & Advisor students Affairs presented welcome address and endorsed the hardworking of students and teachers for achievement of better results. The function was also addressed by Prof. Dr. Syeda Daud, Pro. Dr. Shaista Naz and office-bearers of different clubs and societies of SMIU as Kanwal Iqbal, Wasif Ali, Hussain Ali, Ms Tania Suleman, Mumtaz Hussain and Minaa Talia. The students presented their experience views and lauded the efforts of Vice Chancellor SMIU for his endeavors in achieving University with in shortest time.
Entertainment programme was also presented followed by HI Tea The farewell was largely attended by guests, students, faculty, principal staff officers and others.