38 students were awarded degrees in the discipline of Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at the first Commencement Ceremony of Karachi School for Business & Leadership (KSBL), held at its campus here on Friday. Position holders were also awarded gold, silver and bronze medals. Asad Abdul Muhammad secured first position and received the Hussain Dawood Gold Medal, Subia Faruqi, the second position was clinched by Abdul Razzak Tabba (Silver Medal) while Muddasir Soomro stood third.
In her keynote address, Mrs Sarwat Mohiuddin, a renowned poet and prose writer, congratulated the first graduating batch of KSBL, saying that KSBL has matured as a prestigious business school of the country. She advised the graduates to serve their country with dedication and commitment. “Only achieving goals do not have significance but the way you work to achieve your goals is more important,” she suggested. She asked the students to be adventurers and take risks without any hesitation.
During his address, Hussain Dawood, Chairman of the Board of Governors of KSBL, dilated on Albert Einstein’s quotation, “Try not to become a person of success but rather try to become a person of value.” He added “Today our inaugural class completes one of the most important chapters of their lives and are transitioning to a life-long journey of leadership through service.” “We took a lot of pain to establish their prestigious institute – KSBL,” he said, adding that the highly qualified faculty members have added the value to the Institute. He congratulated the graduating students and their proud parents on completion of degrees.
Dr. Shaukat Brah, Dean of KSBL, said the school has prepared these young adults to have rewarding and fulfilling careers, embarking on a journey of constant personal growth. “We are pleased to offer our country the very first class of future leaders equipped with entrepreneurial energy and innovative thinking,” he added. He hoped that young graduates would utilise their learning in the most effective way possible to give back to the society.