KU welcomes new students with old tradition.

KARACHI -- Distinguished graduates of the Karachi University (KU), members of the university alumni association, teaching and non-teaching staff members, along with administrative officials celebrated Youm-i-Jamia on Wednesday by according a warm welcome to the newly enrolled students and their parents at the Silver Jubilee Gate.

The event was jointly organised by Unikarians InternAational - KU alumni association - and the university adminAistration.

Part of the event was an orientation programme held adjacent to the administrative block followed by introductory lectures in the departments.

Organised every year, the Youm-i-Jamia at the KU campus constitutes a unique gathering wherein newly enrolled students, along with the graduates, teachers, alumni and the vice chancellor follow the 30 Huffaz-i-Quran from the Silver Jubilee Gate while reciting the Holy Quran and reach the administrative block.

KU Students' Adviser Dr Syed Asim Ali briefed the audience about how university was shifted to the existing place, while highlighting the importance of the day and sharing moments from its glorious past.

'The University of Karachi is mini Pakistan, as it has students from every corner of the country,' said KU Vice Chancellor Prof Khalid Mahmood Iraqi while welcoming students and their parents to the university.

He added that this distinction was not achieved by any other university in the country. He informed the audience that due to limited resources available, access to higher education was not easy for everyone.

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