8th May, 2018
Every year at SEECS, the junior batch
organises a farewell party in the honour of graduating batch. The event
is organised for the seniors to cherish the moments that became their
memories, people who became family and the place that became their
home. Seniors are bid a warm farewell as they step out from the
comforts of their university life and into the professional life that
awaits them beyond the gates of NUST.
The theme of the event was Desi meets Walayeti: a desi mehndi setup with mesmerising western décor, incorporated with
desi music with a dance floor and disco lights. In short, a complete
amalgam of modern Bhangra. All this merged with the entrée of Walayati
seniors in tuxedos and saaris
. Whereas in contrast, we had our desi
Junior year boys and girls in shimmering desi Kurtas and Lehengas.
The NUST-SEECS Farewell Party took place on May 8, 2018,
which was an extremely vibrant affair. A night full of loud Punjabi
music, extravagant colours and lots of Bhangra! The event was organised
at SEECS ground. The event catered to a total of 650 people, out of which
304 were senior year students, 320 junior year students and the rest
were faculty members. The bright lighting of the tent was impeccable,
the excellent music system also added to the charm of the evening and
ensured that the performances could be enjoyed to the fullest by the
The event was organised by the junior year
batch presidents Asjad Behzad Butt and Warda Binte Masna. In order to
facilitate this process, Sadia Naseer, Vice Chair of P&P, was
assigned from SGA as the mentor for the event along with the Chair of
P&P, Aqsa Imran. Treasurer SGA, Shaur Khaqan handled the funds of
During the preparation for the event, a faculty vetting team led by Mr.
Moin Ud Din, provided guidance to the students with regards to vetting
of the performances. They helped in ensuring that all the material
presented before the audience on the event day was in compliance with
the disciplinary rules of NUST and the general acceptable norms of the
society. Their insight and perspective were vital to arrange a good
At the end of the programme, Dr. Syed Muhammad Hassan Zaidi,
Principal of SEECS, an illustrious researcher and practitioner in IT
education, addressed the students in his speech and highlighted the
importance of spreading positivity no matter what we do in life, as
this can bring a lot of good for us as a nation. He expressed his best
wishes for the graduating students for all their future endeavors as
they embark on a new journey soon. He put into words his hope that the
efforts of all our faculty members go a long way in shaping the
character of our students in all fields of life. He also congratulated
the winners of Microsoft imagine cup competition on bringing the school
glory. He went on to admire the efforts of the students in
successfully organizing this event and appreciated the performers for
their amazing performances that filled color to the event.
The vibrant performances by the junior batch were the main
attraction at the Farewell. They interacted with the audience in a
light-hearted manner often poking fun of their experiences of
university life to entertain their seniors.
Funny titles were given to the prominent people of the graduating
batch according to what distinguished their personality from the rest.
Energetic desi and western dance performances under the bright disco
lights kept the audience spell bounded throughout. The event came to an
end with the senior batch joining in on the celebration and dancing
alongside their juniors to Punjabi bhangra music.