Diamond Paints Pledges to Sponsor National Outreach Programme at LUMS
Diamond Paints has extended its support to LUMS by signing an agreement to fund the National Outreach Programme (NOP) at an MOU ceremony on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, between Dr. Tariq Jadoon, Provost, LUMS, and Mr. Mir Shoaib Ahmed, CEO, Diamond Paints.
Also present were Mr. Mir Khuzaima Ahmed, Ms. Sana Ahmed and Ms. Roha Ahmed, Directors, Diamond Paints. They were welcomed by the LUMS leadership including Syed Babar Ali, Founding Pro-Chancellor, LUMS; Mr. Shahid Hussain, Rector; Dr. Jadoon; Dr. Basit Yameen, Associate Professor, Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE), and Mr. Anas Ashraf, Head of Development, Office of Advancement.
The guests were briefed on LUMS' strategic developments and the impact of the NOP, the scholarship programme launched in 2001 that provides quality education to talented students regardless of their financial background. The Programme won the global Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Platinum Award 2021 in the ‘Best Practices in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’ category. The CASE Platinum Awards recognise world-class programmes and practices in educational advancement.
Mr. Ali praised Diamond Paints' support for the NOP and highlighted the transformational power of education. He added that LUMS, with the support of industry partners, empowers young minds in Pakistan, while fostering growth and development.
Mr. Mir Shoaib Ahmed, CEO, Diamond Paints, spoke about the motivation behind the partnership with LUMS. He said that LUMS goes beyond imparting education; it gives young and talented students a sense of purpose. He added that the company looks forward to fostering industry-academia partnerships with LUMS.
Furthermore, Mr. Hussain shared how research at LUMS empowers students to address local and global challenges, while fostering connections with top-tier companies.
Diamond Paints is a leading manufacturer of premium quality paints in Pakistan. With over four decades of experience, the company has established itself as a leader in the paint industry. Diamond Paints is committed to providing high-quality products and services to its customers, while maintaining the highest standards of safety and environmental responsibility. Moreover, they give back to the community by helping the needy and vulnerable, particularly in the health and education sector, and are committed to professional and ethical development of human assets. The company’s philanthropic programme, Mir Allaudin Welfare Foundation serves the country through various welfare initiatives.