(Lahore; September 23, 2017): NUR International University (NIU) and NUR Student Leadership Program (NSLP) celebrated Quaid-e-Azam Day with fervor on September 23, 2017 at General Attiq-ur-Rehman Auditorium, Fatima Memorial Hospital, Shadman, Lahore.

Nur Student Leadership Program (NSLP) is a part of the visionary and goal oriented approach of Fatima Memorial System (FMS) and NUR Foundation towards integrated community development. The program has evolved from the FMH Student Internship Program, which was launched in 1995.

The program enrolls secondary, undergraduate and graduate students from National and International Organizations. Till date, more than 4,000 students from more than 100 schools, colleges and universities have completed the internship.

“Developing Leaders on Quaid-e-Azam’s footsteps”, a competition was organized to pay Tribute to Quaid-e-Azam – Muhammad Ali Jinnah on his 69th Death AnniversaryThe competition, which was open to schools and university students in all fields of study, invited students from O-Level up to bachelors at Fatima Memorial System to participate in in the event. 

The event opened with a recitation and tarjuma of The Holy Quran followed by the National Anthem.

The contest aimed at rekindling the spirit of nationhood and pay homage to father of the Nation, Muhammad Ali Jinnah providing an opportunity for youth to articulate their sentiments for Quaid’s vision and glorify his achievement of giving us Pakistan. Groups of students from various educational institutes participated in the competition.

Mr. Muhammad Ali Hamid, from Sazgar Engineering, honored with his presence as Chief Guest and shared his views on the propitious occasion with all the students and dignitaries from within and outside the organization. He recently returned from abroad after completing his studies. His passion to serve the nation and underprivileged was shown by his recent donation to Nur Foundation/Fatima Memorial Hospital i.e. a rickshaw ambulance. He told that his father started the Sazgar Factory from scratch and today it is one of the most successful projects. He credited his mother and wife who have been supportive throughout. He added that there was a need for such transportation which could reach to such areas where proper ambulances cannot. That drive made him design this rickshaw ambulance and he donated it to Nur Foundation/Fatima Memorial Hospital.

During his address, he applauded the efforts of participants and emphasized on the need of such competitions to reinvigorate the spirit of Nationhood.

The competition promoted the use of technology and virtual communication amongst the young leaders. Multimedia and new digital medium were utilized by the participants in a very cinematographic method. Winner along with first & second runner up for the competition a Tribute to Quaid-e-Azam and Quaid’s portrait drawing competition were awarded cash prizes thereby appreciating and motivating the other participants as well.

Mrs. Shahima Rehman, Chairperson Executive Committee, Fatima Memorial System also addressed the audience and expressed her thoughts on this auspicious occasion. She said “Today I am proud to announce that we received entries from across the country for this competition totaling to 55 including Hunza and Sukkur. She further said, “NUR Foundation and Fatima Memorial System stand committed to educate and develop people who are not just equipped in their field but are all-round leaders. She emphasized that to restore Pakistan to its full glory; we need to develop young leaders on the footsteps of Quaid. 60% of our countries population is under the age of 15.

She introduced Mr. Muhammad Ali Hamid and told the audience that he designed this rickshaw ambulance to help the rural community and this donation has solved a major problem that we were facing. She emphasized that we need more individuals like Ali who came back to Pakistan to serve the people of this country.

Mrs. Shahima Rehman told that our Nur Student Leadership Program has been running since last 22 years and is growing every year. The students from across the county as well as international students take part in NSLP.

She thanked the press for showing the support to NUR Foundation and Fatima Memorial.

She added that we, Pakistanis are one of the bravest and most resilient nation in the world. If we succeed in giving the right education, direction, and skills to the flag bearers of the future, we can make Pakistan great again! Long Live Pakistan!

Since 1995, Fatima Memorial Hospital has been playing host to students from educational institutions from Pakistan and from around the world as part of NSLP’s tradition. Every summer, a large number of O-Level, A-Levels & Bachelors students from different educational institutions apply to join the Program.

NSLP has established a niche amongst similar initiatives as one of the finest programs for Internships in the country and its recognition can be assessed by the rising number of applications received for the program both locally and from overseas.

NSLP has developed strong ties with a number of institutes and accordingly revised its internship curriculum and revamped the program. A large number of interns who have gone through the summer internship come back and show their interest in the year round activities related to the program, which is a milestone for NSLP.

NIU and NSLP are thriving towards helping build better future through facilitating leaders of tomorrow. NUR – FMS is continuously working to bring better health and education facilities to all parts of the society. NIU & NSLP also wish to host such events throughout the year to raise awareness of the key role competition play in promoting innovation and growth amongst the youth.