CEO, Lake City Holdings Continues Support for the National Outreach Programme
At an MoU signing ceremony on November 15, Mr. Gohar Ejaz, CEO, Lake City Holdings, made another generous contribution of PKR 20 million towards the Gohar Ejaz Scholarship which will support National Outreach Programme (NOP) at LUMS.
The ceremony was attended by Mr. Shahid Hussain, Rector, LUMS; Dr. Arshad Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, LUMS; Dr. Tariq Jadoon, Vice Provost; Dr. Ali Khan, Dean, Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences; Dr. Alnoor Bhimani, Honorary Dean, Suleman Dawood School of Business; and Ms. Nuzhat Kamran, Director Advancement. Joining the team were Mr. Sultan Gohar, Director, The Lake City Holdings (Pvt.) Limited, and recipients of the Gohar Ejaz Scholarship.
Mr. Ejaz is a prominent entrepreneur, philanthropist and industrialist who has received the distinguished presidential medal, Sitara-e-Imtiaz for his services to Pakistan. He is an avid support of inclusive education and has contributed towards the NOP since 2017 and has supported the undergraduate education of 26 students so far.
Mr. Gohar spoke about his journey and his motivation behind supporting the NOP, “While we have been agriculturists for nine generations, our grandfather moved to Karachi in search of better educational opportunities for my father, which has been life-changing for our family. I started my journey of giving by supporting NOP students at LUMS. It is an honour for me to be associated with Babar Sahib and this programme.”
Mr. Hussain commended Mr. Ejaz’s continued support. “The spirit with which Mr. Ejaz is supporting LUMS deserves to be celebrated. Our economy is currently struggling because the government cannot support or manage opportunities such as these. This is where individuals such as Syed Babar Ali and Gohar Ejaz come in, who have constantly been contributing towards our common goal of nurturing and polishing LUMS students and helping them cross boundaries that have never been crossed before.”
Dr. Arshad Ahmad thanked Mr. Ejaz. “We would like to acknowledge your generosity and all the philanthropic initiatives you have undertaken. We are very happy to hear that you do not only want to continue your support but also increase it and on behalf of the entire LUMS community, I would like to thank you.”