The LUMS Office of Development has taken the initiative to organise interactive sessions of Donors with their respective Scholars. In line with this aim, on April 6, 2018, a meetup was arranged for the Babar Ali Foundation Scholars with their benefactor, Syed Babar Ali.
Syed Babar Ali was welcomed by the Scholars, after which they introduced themselves. Syed Babar Ali was very pleased to hear that all the Scholars, after graduating from LUMS are now placed at good positions at credible organisations and are playing a positive role in the society.
Speaking about why he supported the Scholars' education, Syed Babar Ali said that he has faith in the Scholars to transform into good people who will bring a positive change in society. He advised the Scholars that the three most important things that they should do in life is to study hard, work honestly and be punctual.
Syed Babar Ali said that he dreams that one day each one of the Scholars would have a scholarship in their name at LUMS. He also urged them to get into the habit of giving to a noble cause.
Syed Babar Ali also explained the LUMS policy regarding transparency. He said, “LUMS does not accept any kind of recommendations. Students are admitted to LUMS purely on merit and capability and we teach our scholars to work in the same manner, never accept recommendations and be fair in their work and this will make them succeed.”
He urged the scholars to equip themselves with the relevant knowledge and start this activity from today as ‘a day gone is a day lost.’
The session ended with the scholars expressing the determination to improve themselves, become better people and give back to their alma mater.