LUMS organised its annual Deans’ Honour List (DHL) ceremony on February 10, 2017, spread over four different ceremonies. The event was especially planned to give recognition to 368 of the brightest students from all four schools of the University.
This year, the DHL ceremonies were designed on a larger and more resplendent scale than earlier years, where students from the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS), Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE), and Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) were given recognition for their outstanding academic performances during the academic year 2015-2016. The ceremonies were graced by the presence of LUMS trustees, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. S. Sohail H. Naqvi, Mr. Osman Waheed, Mr. Shahid Hussain, Dr. Pervez Hasan and the Deans of the four Schools, who distributed the awards at the respective school venues.
The ceremonies started with the welcoming addresses from the Deans of the four schools, followed by an announcement of the Deans’ Honour List for 2015-16. Dr. Naqvi welcomed the audience, saying, “These students have achieved academic success through diligence and hard work. By committing themselves so wholeheartedly to the achievement of academic excellence, they are following in the very best scholarly traditions of LUMS and laying the foundations upon which they can build successful careers in their respective majors.”
Dr. Naqvi also stressed the fact that education is the only answer to the current internal and external challenges faced by Pakistan, and that well-educated youth is the need of the hour.
Upon receiving recognition, one of the achievers expressed at the occasion, “This privilege reaffirms the faith that hard work does get recognised and appreciated. It is a big accomplishment for me to be listed among the top merit achievers. All this is due to support from my teachers. I would like to take this opportunity to thank LUMS for providing such platforms where merit and excellence is acknowledged and celebrated.”
The ceremonies concluded with group pictures of the achievers followed by high tea for the guests.