National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) extended a very warm reception to an overwhelming number of its alumni from the pioneering batches to the ones most recently graduated at the “4th NUST Alumni Homecoming” at NUST H-12 campus on March 1 and 2, 2019.
The highlight of the event was the “2nd Annual Alumni Conference,” which hosted alumni from far and near, including some of the most excelling individuals from NUST’s ever-expanding family of 34,000 graduates. They conducted panel discussions on career management and forging unique professional paths. The keynote speeches featured highly accomplished speakers, such as Dr Muhammad Amjad Saqib, the Founder of Akhuwat, and Mr Adnan Shahid, CEO of TPL Maps. Alumni from the USA, China and other international locations were taken on live through video conference call so that they too, could participate in the proceedings, provide their input and suggestions, share their knowledge and experiences, and feel connected to their alma mater.
The conference concluded with the remarks by Lt Gen Naweed Zaman, HI (M), (Retd), Rector NUST, who shared his vision for NUST as well as acknowledged contributions of faculty, researchers and the whole body of alumni to the rise of NUST globally in the realms of academia and research. He appreciated alumni for their keen participation, and commended their various contributions towards the development of their alma mater.
Another special feature of the Homecoming was that for the very first time, NUST welcomed its alumni back to hostel life, offering on-campus accommodation. Alumni relived their old memories by staying in campus dorms. A lakeside bonfire and live PSL screening fostered reminiscent conversations and joyous laughter. Earlier on the morning of March 2, following a brunch hosted by Rector NUST, a host of various outdoor activities were also conducted. The Jashn-e-Baharan festival featured avenues for wholesome activities in the form of a family carnival, kite-flying and a food court, which were truly a sight to behold. The evening culminated with a spectacular musical performance by none other than the iconic Abrar ul Haq and the charismatic Bilal Khan. The audience moved to the groove of Abrar’s upbeat performances and swooned over Bilal’s soulful tunes as they took in the decorated landscape of NUST, a place they call home.