Higher Education Minister of Afghanistan honoured LPU Students

Top Quote "India & Afghanistan are loyal and trusted supporters to each other": HE Dr Farida Momand, Education Minister of Afghanistan. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 06, 2016 - Higher Education Minister of Afghanistan, Her Excellency Dr Farida Momand, visited Lovely Professional University and honoured 21 meritorious students in the fields of academics, research, sports, social & cultural activities. Occasion was Freshmen Induction program and Awards of Scholarship. While honouring the students and addressing the fresher at LPU, HE Dr Momand eulogized the continuous and unflinching support of India and Indian people in diverse sectors for the cause and development of Afghanistan. Minister shared that she was especially at LPU to sign a memorandum of understanding for enhancing the purposes of education, co-operation and new relations with Afghanistan under Higher Education Development Project (HEDP). Dr Momand also informed that she would be directing13 Afghan lecturers to pursue their Ph Ds at LPU, in diverse fields.

    Awarding & Interacting with Afghan students at LPU, Dr Momand said: "I want that the huge experience that Afghan students gained during studies at LPU must utilize tirelessly for their beloved Afghanistan. They must use every single opportunity that one day we could stand Afghanistan on its own legs and self-reliant." Addressing LPU as the enormous and leading university in India, and expressing her gratitude towards LPU, Dr Momand further said: "I am thankful to LPU for being a great host of Afghan students. I would like to thank LPU leadership and professors for providing great education services to Afghan and all other international students. We are looking forward to gracious support of our allies and we ask them to stand along with in long terms to be able to rebuild Afghanistan."

    HE Dr Momand was accompanied by high profiled delegation from Afghanistan including Director General, Directorate of Higher Education Ms Nafisa Naseri, Adviser Higher Education Mr Khesraw Omid Farooq and Mr Sediqullah Sahar from Embassy of Afghanistan in India. LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal and Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar honoured the elite guests with customary Phulkari, Shawls and mementoes. The visiting guests were thanked on behalf of the University for establishing long term partnership between LPU and Afghanistan in the education sector.

    One of the awarded students Abdul Moqtader, who is doing MTech Civil Engineering at LPU and got 10 CGPA in last exam, was very happy on being honoured from education minister of his own country, and that, too, on a foreign land. He shared: "My joys know no bound today. I am inspired to the core by the kind visit of ministers from my country and the honour that I received. I promise to utilize all my learning, which I gained at my alma-mater 'LPU', for the brisk and vigorous development of my country. I and all other Afghan students studying at LPU are thankful to the University for taking special efforts to educate and develop us in novel way."

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