Education Minister Naeem Akhtar lauds resilient scholars
Hyderabad: Nine Kashmiri students were awarded gold medals while three others received doctoral degrees at the sixth convocation of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), Hyderabad.
Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan, Urdu aficionado and founder of Rekhta Foundation Sanjiv Saraf were awarded with honorary doctorate in the convocation. Zafar Sareshwala, chancellor, MANUU presided over the convocation and distributed gold medals among students.
The gold medal recipients include Fowzia Afaq, Zahoor Hussain Bhat, Ulfat Ara, Zahoor Ahmad Sofi from mass-communication and journalism department, Raheel Ahmad Trag from English department, Arif Ahmad Bhat from mathematics department, Barkat Hussain Para from education department, Akhter Hussain Shah from Persian department and Khalil Ahmad from political science department.
Syed Zahoor Ahmad Geelani, Mudasir Manzoor Kirmani and Zaffer Abdullah Wani received Ph.D. degrees in the convocation.
Minister for education Naeem Akhtar has felicitated the students and hoped that other students from J&K will draw inspiration from their talented counterparts and bring laurels to the State. “It is heartening to note that despite facing various constraints, the young boys and girls from J&K are coming out with shining colours in academics, sports and prestigious competitive examinations like IAS, IFS, IPS, JEE etc,” he said and added that the new initiatives being taken by the government in education sector are going to expand the horizon of opportunities for the local youth.