On Aug 19th, 2017 dreams came true at DUET auditorium, Jinnah Campus where architects alumni gathered. Some meeting after decades.
The program started with Quranic recitation by final year student, Abdul Qadir. The whole ceremony was conducted by two final year students: Samreen Liaquat and Junaid ur Rehman. Many other students were involved in various other activities of the night.
Welcome address was delivered by Mumtaz Jilani and Imran Siddiqui followed by a speech on aspirations and intentions of Agha Steel regarding education sector by Owais Afridi.
Agha Steel Industries is actively involved in various universities, setting up laboratories, conducting workshop and providing training.
The core group consisted of: Ar. Fazal Noor, Ar. Shah Monis, Ar. Imran Siddiqui, Ar. Rabia Siddiqui, Ar. Afhsan Jamshed, Ar. Khursheed ul Hassan, Ar. Kamran Ansari, Ar. Farrukh Shahid, Ar. Rameez Arain, & Ar. Sheema Amir. These architects were called on stage to be recognized.
Senior alumni who real pushed and supported DUAA are: Ar. Faiz Kidwai, Ar. Hafiz Habibi, Ar. Humaoun Khalil, Ar. Shoaib Arif, Ar. Mian Inamullah, Ar. Anjum Adil, Ar. Anjum Pervaiz, Ar. Murad Jamil, Ar. Uzma Zain, Ar. Peerzada Masroo & Ar. Muhammad Zia.
The list is long but no doubt the efforts by each were valuable. Our alumni from abroad also pooled in their critique and advice.
Mr. Hussain Agha, Exec. Director, Agha Steel Industries, was awarded in recognition of his valuable support to technological education. Afterwards, he spoke to the audience through a video message as he was out of the country but was kind enough to take out time.
The ceremony ended with a scrumptious dinner in the courtyard of the campus building bringing back fond memories.