The University of Peshawar celebrated 69th Independence Day of the country with impressive display of national spirit and variety of events. The day started with Quran Khwani in mosques of the campus. The Vice Chancellor UoP Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rasul Jan hoisted the national flag in front of the convocation hall of the University which was followed by police parade by the campus peace corps.
A book exhibition comprising books written on the Pakistani movement and essence of patriotism was organized at the Central Library in collaboration with Pakistan Study Centre. A photo exhibition based on the theme of pictoral story of the Pakistan movement was on display at the lobby of the Convocation.
The highlight event of the day was held at the newly renovated convocation hall of the University of Peshawar where the students showed love for their country by singing national songs and presented skits about the spirits of patriotism. Some students did wonderful speeches highlighting the importance of unity among the countrymen to steer the homeland out of crisis.
A twenty five pound cake was cut on the day to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the country.
Addressing the ceremony the Vice Chancellor said that only those people can have the real feel of independence who are deprived of it. He added that our country is blessed with enormous natural resources and the best brain of the world which if given direction can make the homeland the biggest economic power of the world. Dr. Jan said that commemorating 14 August should not be a mere activity but we should revisit our souls on the day and regather our thoughts to contribute towards its prosperity and remove the lapses being committed in meeting the same.
On the occasion Mr. Abdul Latif Qureshi , a worker of the independence movement shared his experience with the students. He said that the personality of Quiad e Azam was a role model for us to follow.
Deans of Faculties, Principal College of Home Economics Dr. Kaneez Fatima, students and staff attended the ceremony.