LAHORE: A total of 154 students were awarded degrees at the 44th annual convocation of Government College of Home Economics (GCHE) Gulberg, Lahore on Tuesday.
Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar was the chief guest, while Principal Prof Dr Samia Kalsoom, faculty members, students and parents were also present.
Degrees were conferred upon 154 students of MSc, 15 students of MPhil and four students of diploma courses. However, four students bagged gold medals and roll of honour, eight students received gold medals and special awards and 21 students received prizes for their first, second and third positions, respectively. Those who got first prizes in the classes are Hira Zahid Bs (Part I) first year; Aqsa Nasarullah, BS part-I, second year; Mina Butt, BS (Part II) first year; Nehdia Ahmad BS Part II second year; Saima Ahmad, MSc Part I; Rahme Sadiq Msc. Part II and Maimoona Khalid, M. Phil Part II.
The principal, Prof Dr Samia Kalsoom, in her address, congratulated the students, their parents and teachers, stressing the importance of perseverance and hard work. She remarked, “The secret to Success anywhere lies in commitment and hard work.” While presenting the Annual Report, she highlighted the curricular and co- curricular activities being carried out in the college. She mentioned the practical support of Food and Nutrition Department in breast cancer and their invaluable seminars on health, incessant efforts of the Science Deptt for dengue awareness seminars, walks, poster competitions and dengue detection desk.
Samia also requested the governor for a special grant of financial support for the college’s Display Centre, upgradation of Nursery School, repair and maintenance of the college building, construction of shed for the buses, Day Care Centre, upgradation of library and special quota in government jobs for the students of Home Economics, She also requested the chief guest for five scholarships for the students of HOMEC to study in foreign universities.
Governor Chaudhry Sarwar congratulated the students and said, “Time is precious and hard work is key to success; never forget your roots if you achieve something in life”.
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