The 1st Convocation of the Gulab Devi Educational Complex (GDEC), Lahore was held on November 17, 2015 at Gulab Devi Chest Hospital. A total of 170 students were awarded degrees – 115 in the field of Allied Health Sciences & 55 in Postgraduate Diplomas. 52 students received medals as they were the university toppers. Over all there were 120 university positions (in the field of Allied Health Sciences) since session 2007 to 2013.
Usman Javed Iqbal received the Gold medal of Best graduate.
The Convocation was attended by Maj Gen (R) Prof. Muhammad Aslam (VC University of Health Sciences) who was also the Chief Guest on the occasion and by Dr. Muhammad Akram, Former Vice Chancellor of University of Sargodha.
Enumerating the successes of GDEC over the past years, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Zubair (The Dean) said that GDEC is an example of success that results from honesty, dedication and hard work. The last five years have seen the institution grow steadily to its current stature. Today it boasts having one of the prominent institutes affiliated with University of Health Sciences.
In convocation address VC University of Health Sciences said that for graduates, it is the start of yet another journey. So, be prepared to be accountable for everything you do; be prepared to welcome your patients’ participation in decisions about their care; be prepared to devote your professional energies not only to your patients’ needs but also to the unmet health needs of our society as a whole; be prepared to husband society’s limited resources. At the end he offered best wishes to the graduating students & marked the joy of graduates as their pride, achievements & well deserved celebrations.
The Convocation was attended by educationists, dignitaries, graduating students and their parents. Members of Heart Association Lahore were also invited to grace the occasion.