KEMU female student grabs 23 gold medals
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King Edward Medical University (KEMU) student Noor Al Sabah Ahmed has been awarded 23 gold medals for standing first in different subjects at the 11th Convocation KEMU, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.
For the first time in the country’s history, a student has grabbed as many as 23 gold medals for outstanding academic performance. Noor was also declared best all-rounder graduate at the convocation.
Talking to the media, she said she wanted to contribute to the country’s development. “I credit my parents and teachers with this success,” she said.
Her parents, on the other hand, whose happiness knew no bounds, said never ever in their life had they felt so excited.
They hoped that Noor would continue to excel in her studies in future as well and make the country’s name brighter.
On the occasion, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar announced cash prize of Rs0.1 million for her from his own pocket while KEMU Vice-Chancellor Khalid Masood Gondal announced Rs50, 000.
Hamza Ashraf Zia, who was awarded silver medal, also credited his parents with his success.
Of over 800 students among whom the Punjab governor distributed medals and degrees, 654 were MBBS students while 100 were post-graduate.
Reporter Azmat Awan