OGDCL grants educational scholarships to 25 students

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OGDCL grants educational scholarships to 25 students

ISLAMABAD: Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) has granted educational scholarships to 25 students from different departments of IIUI, amounting Rs 37 million.

In this regard, a scholarship certificates distribution ceremony was held here under first phase of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme of OGDCL, a press release Friday said.

Speaking on the occasion, Rector, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), Dr Masoom Yasinzai said universities are responsible to set endowment fund to fulfill the educational expenditure of talented needy students.

He urged corporate institutions to offer scholarships to students of higher studies under their CSR programmes as setting education on top priority.

Managing Director OGDCL Zahid Mir was the guest of the ceremony while General Manager CSR Adur Rouf, Advisor HEC Waseem Hashmi, IIUI Acting President Dr Bashir Khan, Vice Presidents Dr Aqdas Naveed Malik, Dr Mohammad Munir, director, deans and members of scholarship committee were present on the occasion.

Dr Masoom said education is only way forward for progress and development for any society.

He further stressed the students to add their knowledge as the only papers of degrees are not guarantee of success.

Rector IIUI urged students to pay back fruits of their success to family, respective area and for country as they are luckiest ones.

He was of the view that Higher Education Commission (HEC) plays very significant role for the uplift of standard of education in Pakistan.

Zahid Mir in his address said none of society got progress without education and education is the only key and shortcut of success; he urged students to excel in their particular disciplines and achieve high target.

He said OGDCL has put education on top priority in its CSP programme and in first phase offered scholarships to those needy and talented students particularly who belong to functional and operational areas of OGDCL.

Mir vowed to increase number of scholarships and amount in upcoming phases so the more the students can get benefits from it.

He also advised students to set their destination high and achieve it with devotion and hard work.

Dr Muneer also addressed the students and shared success story of IIUI and threw light on facilities and peaceful milieu which IIUI is providing students. (APP)