Islamabad December 30, 2017 - Amidst a fascinating ambience lit up by hues of red and purple, National University of Sciences & Technology warmly received its alumni from the senior most batches to the ones most recently graduated, at NUST Homecoming 2017 here on Saturday. An overwhelming number of alumni from far and near converged on the university’s main campus to reunite with their peers and faculty, and relive some of the unforgettable memories from their university life. The profile of alumni in attendance was very impressive and diverse, varying from CEOs, directors and managers of top organizations to leading entrepreneurs from across 11 different countries. Upon arrival, the alumni visited their respective departments and interacted with the faculty and students. In the meantime, some senior alumni called on Lt Gen Naweed Zaman, HI, (M), (Retd), Rector NUST, and discussed strategies for further enhancement of higher education at NUST and ways to mentor students transitioning from academic to professional life.
Later in his address at the main auditorium, Rector NUST expressed his gratitude to the alumni for visiting their alma mater. He commended them for setting sublime precedents in respective domains, which, he said, had in fact glorified the name of their institution. He eulogized them for their contributions to various NUST initiatives, particularly those aimed at the financial aid of underprivileged students.
NUST Enclave was another networking opportunity for alumni to ascertain how they could further contribute to the development of their alma mater. They walked through the enclave showcasing stalls of different departments, and were amazed by the monumental strides NUST had made in the recent years.
The last but perhaps the most awaited part of the homecoming celebrations was a spellbinding concert starring none other than Ali Zafar. Zafar’s rousing live performance of his all-time hits had the humongous crowd on their feet thoughout the remainder of evening.