9 Kashmiri students receive gold medals at MANUU convocation

TNN Bureau. Updated: 12/27/2016 4:57:53 PM

Nine Kashmiri students were awarded gold medals while three others received doctoral (Ph.D) degrees at the sixth convocation of Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), Hyderabad, here on Monday.

Bollywood icon Sharukh Khan, Urdu aficionado and founder of Rekhta Foundation Sanjiv Saraf were awarded with honorary doctorate in the convocation. Zafar Sareshwala, chancellor, MANUU presided over the convocation and distributed gold medals among students.

The gold medal recipients include Fowzia Afaq, Zahoor Hussain Bhat, Ulfat Ara, Zahoor Ahmad Sofi from Mass Communication and Journalism Department, Raheel Ahmad Trag from English Department, Arif Ahmad Bhat from Mathematics Department, Barkat Hussain Para from Education Department, Akhter Hussain Shah from Persian Department and Khalil Ahmad from Political Science Department.

It is pertinent to mention here that Zahoor Hussain Bhat is a Journalist at UNI-Urdu Service while Ulfat Ara works for the ETV-Urdu as a Copy Editor. Well-known educators Syed Zahoor Ahmad Geelani, Mudasir Manzoor Kirmani and Zaffer Abdullah Wani received Phd degrees in the convocation.

Kashmiri students who were felicitated in the convocation said that their parental support, love and prayers is the secret of their success. They said ‘we are proud to tell that despite limited sources of income, parents in Kashmir show a lot of interest in the education of their children.’

Meanwhile, UNI, Srinagar Centre, staffers have congratulated their fellow staffer (Zahoor Hussain) for receiving gold medal at the MANUU convocation.

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