AIOU holds solidarity day with Christians


ISLAMABAD: A magnificent event was arranged here at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) to show solidarity with the University’s Christian employees.

The event was largely attended by the employees and their family members. Congratulating them on their Christmas Day, Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Zia-ul-Qayyum appreciated the role of the minority community in the socio-economic development of the country.

The Muslims, he said fully share the joy and happiness of Christian brothers and sisters. It is a matter of great pleasure that they are enjoying equal rights and privileges in the society for a better life, he added.

The event was marked with cutting of a Christmas cake and distribution of sweets. The ceremony was arranged by the Employees Welfare Association in collaboration with the Project Directorate.

On the occasion, a Christmas tree was also decorated in the premises of the University as a symbol of Christ. It was also reflective of dignified and dedicated role of the Christian community in the national development and love for the country.-NNI