Oath-taking ceremony of SMIU’s Students’ Council office bearers held

KARACHI    -   Sindh Madressatul Islam University’s Directorate of Students Affairs and Counselling organized an oath taking ceremony of newly elected office bearers of the Students’ Council for year 2024-25 on Tuesday at the Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto Auditorium. The Vice Chancellor SMIU Dr Mujeeb Sahrai administered oath to the office bearers. The Student’s Council is comprised of 8 students’ societies including Debating Society, Literary Society, Character Building Society, Art Society, Science Society, Community Service Society, Music Society and Sports Society. Elections were held in the month of May 2024. The Vice Chancellor Dr Mujeeb Sahrai in his speech at the ceremony congratulated the new elected representatives of the Students’ Council.  At the same time, he praised the contribution and selfless services of the outgoing office bearers of the Students’ Council of 2022-23.

Dr Mujeeb Sahrai said Sindh Madressatul Islam University was one of the few educational institutions of the country where students had been  democratically elected their office bearers to groom their fellow students. He said SMIU’s Students’ Council was playing a significant role in character and confidence building, development of leadership qualities, patience, and tolerance among the students of the university.

Dr Mujeeb Sahrai advised the new office bearers of the Students’ Council that they shouldn’t confine themselves within the premises of SMIU, but they should go to the other educational institutions of Karachi city, other parts of Sindh province and other provinces to observe their working environment, meet students including special persons and create a bond of cooperation with them. He said SMIU’s administration will fully support the SMIU’s Students’ Council in their activities because he fully understands its importance.

Dr Mujeeb Sahrai announced that the national and international leadership program of SMIU will also be launched from this year to provide exposure to the students to visit national and international institutions. The Vice Chancellor appreciated the Director of Students Affairs and Counselling Muhammad Naeem Ahmed and his team for conducting fair elections and organising the successful oath taking ceremony and other activities.

Earlier, Director of Students’ Affairs Muhammad Naeem Ahmed presented welcome address and congratulated the newly elected office bearers of the Student’s Council.

Later on, Dr Mujeeb Sahrai along with Deans Dr Zahid Ali Channar, Dr Aftab Ahmed Shaikh, Dr Jamshed Adil Halepoto, Advisor on Academics Dr Abdul Hafeez Khan, Director DSA Muhammad Naeem Ahmed, Registrar Ghulam Mustafa Shaikh, Controller Examinations Furqan Iftikhar and other officials distributed shields, certificate and souvenirs among patrons of the Students’ Societies, outstanding students of the former Students’ Council as well as its all office bearers. The students and Director Student’s Affairs also presented a souvenirs to the vice chancellor.

On this occasion a video report of the activists of former Students’ Council was also presented. Zonaira Jalali, Manager Students Affairs conducted the proceedings.