National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) celebrated 141st anniversary of the birthday of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan with respect and dignity. The day was celebrated with renewed commitment to work hard for realization of the ideas, he envisioned for Pakistan at the NUMS Secretariat, the Mall, Rawalpindi.
NUMS, Quality Assurance Directorate and Resource Development Directorate took the lead and successfully conducted the whole event. NUMS officials attended the event in true letter and spirit. The ceremony began with Pakistan’s National Anthem to fortify the dignity to be a part of our beloved motherland.
Lt Gen Syed Muhammad Imran Majeed HI(M), Vice Chancellor NUMS shared his thoughts on this occasion and urged the NUMS officers to get united and serve the best for the noble cause of national progress and prosperity. The relevance of Quaid’s teachings and thought is increasing with each passing day as Quaid-e-Azam had given us the golden principles of unity, faith and discipline using his foresight, he added. The nation should retrospect how much we have succeeded in achieving the highest objectives set by our great Quaid.
Maj Gen (Retd) Muhammad Aslam HI(M), Pro-Vice Chancellor NUMS paid a heartiest tribute to the great leader. He emphasized the significance of the great message concealed in the national anthem and explained how it unites a nation having multiple lingual and cultural backgrounds. He said, it is a day for reviving Quaid’s thoughts and moved forward with his messages for the nation. Moreover, he explained in detail the hurdles faced to finalize the lyrics and composition of the national anthem after seven years of independence through his informative presentation, which covered all aspects of the struggle and deprivation faced by the nation before they finally sung it on 13th August 1954.
A quiz competition regarding questions about Quaid-e-Azam’s life was also arranged to re-energize the knowledge of the youth. The staff participated in answering the questions and received gifts as well. The event ended with a cake cutting ceremony.
The entire NUMS family is on-board to serve the nation as per university’s motto i.e. ‘NUMS for the Nation’ through UNITY, FAITH & DISCIPLINE.