In recognition of the remarkable academic achievements of students from various schools in Karachi, Habib University held its 7th Annual Meritorious Awards Ceremony on November 29, 2019.
An integral feature of HU’s annual calendar, the event was a platform to reward talented students from selected schools for exemplifying a dedication to academic endeavors and a passion for learning. Its purpose was also to connect the University with educational institutions and their students, allowing them to visit and explore the Habib campus and become aware of the opportunities available.
The Karachi Grammar School, City School, Beaconhouse School System, and Nixor College were among the many schools whose students were recognized at the Meritorious Awards ceremony.
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Dr. Christopher Taylor, welcomed those attending the ceremony and congratulated the students on their achievements. He stated that the dedication and hard work shown by them exemplified the outstanding qualities that would make them excel in years to come.
“We are here today to celebrate all that you have accomplished and to acknowledge all your hard work,” Dr. Taylor said while also paying tribute to the parents and counselors of the students.
Dr. Taylor told the students that they should look upon the ceremony as a recognition of strenuous efforts and dedication shown by them in their studies over the years.
During the distribution of awards, the names were announced of individual students as per the schools they belonged to. The students went on stage to receive their shields from Dr. Christopher Taylor and other faculty members.
Later on, HU alumni Umrat Khan and Hassan Sachwani from the Class of 2019, who studied Social Development & Policy and Computer Science respectively, also addressed the gathering and shared their experiences at Habib University.
While congratulating the students on their accomplishments, they spoke about their journey from high school to university and the transformative time at Habib that helped spur forward their current professional endeavors.
“Don’t be afraid to take a leap ahead. Trust yourself and your abilities…the path forward and its opportunities will be bright for all of you.” ~ Umrat Khan
They urged the students that passing the bridge from high school to an undergraduate education can be intimidating, but it is also a period of great excitement, which will help set a course for their futures.
Habib faculty, students, and staff — who interacted with the high-achievers and their parents attending the event— led the ceremony. During their interactions, they shared their views on the importance of quality higher education and its role in the betterment of society.
Students and parents had the opportunity to meet with inspiring educators, attend highly motivating speeches and receive individual attention about their academic queries.
The event itself was a productive and immersive one for students, with counselors from various schools commending the efforts and initiatives made by Habib and describing the awards ceremony as a great gesture in recognizing academic excellence.