10 December 2011
A commemoration party was arranged by CIIT Abbottabad in the honor of Dr. Haroon Rashid, Director External Campuses, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology and the founding Director of CIIT Abbottabad on December 10, 2011. All CIIT Abbottabad’s family was present on this memorable event to honor their founding Director. He was given a very warm welcome. He inaugurated the newly established Simulation Lab donated by National Testing Service to the Department of Electrical Engineering.
Prof. Dr. Khan Gul Jadoon, Director CIIT Abbottabad, in his welcome address, thanked Dr. Haroon Rashid for visiting CIIT Abbottabad. He appreciated the hardwork, dedication and commitment of Dr. Haroon Rashid in taking CIIT Abbottabad to the heights of glory during his leadership from 2001 to 2009. He also paid special tribute to Dr. Tahira Haroon, Ex-HoD, Department of Mathematics, CIIT Abbottabad and Chairman, Department of Mathematics, CIIT. Syed Fida Hussain Shah, Mr. Arif and one of the graduated student Sardar Gulfam also expressed their gratitude to him in their talks. They recalled all beautiful days and memories of them from initiation to progress of CIIT Abbottabad under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Haroon Rashid.
Gifts were presented to the worthy Director External Campuses by the Director and all Heads of Departments.
Dr. Haroon Rashid while addressing the gathering stated that he was feeling immense pleasure to visit CIIT Abbottabad- the place which is very dear to him. He recollected all beautiful days he had spent at the campus as Director CIIT Abbottabad. He advised all to play their part for the wellbeing of CIIT Abbottabad. He stressed on the need to start new academic collaborations with other international universities besides Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway, to initiate new research collaborations, complete the infrastructure and other necessary things.
After Dinner, another delightful event was arranged by Funkada in which students paid tribute to him reflecting the splendid period of CIIT Abbottabad under his dynamic leadership. This was followed by a very delightful musical activity.