Distinguished Old Gallian, General Shamim Alam Passes Away
The sad news of the demise of an illustrious old Gallian and Chairman OGAP, left all of us deeply grieved. He studied at Lawrence College from 1951 to 1954 (Wightwick House). He was an institution in himself and was a great source of guidance for the GG community. General Shamim Alam served Pakistan Army for forty years, from 1954 to 1994. He was awarded Nishan-e- Imtiaz (military), Sitara-e-Basalat and Sitara-e-Jurat. He served as the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee from 9 November, 1991 to 9 November, 1994.
Principal Lawrence College, faculty, staff and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Gen. Shamim Alam. A floral wreath was laid on behalf of the Principal, staff and students of the College.
May Allah bless his soul in eternal peace and grant him high rank in Jannat.
Christmas Celebrations by Christian Brothers and Sisters at College Chapel
All religions preach the goodness of truth and moral living, love and compassion. We should respect all the religions, in the same manner, as we respect our own religion, since the underlying message of all religions is the same. At LCGG, we promote a message of respect, tolerance and mutual affinity with all the religions.
Pastor Naeem Shakir, Curate of Holy Trinity Church Murree, contacted the Principal, Brig. Mujahid Alam (Retd), requesting to use the beautiful College Chapel for Christmas service. The Principal wholeheartedly welcomed and readily agreed to facilitate our Christian brothers and sisters to utilize our chapel in keeping with our annual tradition for the last few years. He also instructed the College administration to provide maximum assistance.
Christmas is the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of Christians around the world.
We welcomed our Christian brothers and sisters for their Christmas service conducted in the beautiful afternoon of 6th December, 2021 and attended by over 80 members of the Christian community, coming from Murree, Islamabad and Lahore with their faces gleaming with joy. The service was led by the Bishop of Lahore, Rev. Irfan Jamil, along with different clergy members of Lahore, Murree and Islamabad. The event included reading chapters from Bible, singing beautiful hymns and special prayers for all. Principal Brig. Mujahid Alam (Retd.), along with few staff members and the prefects of Senior School attended the event. The guests were delighted to see the immaculate church and beautiful facilities provided by the College.
The Bishop specially thanked the Principal, staff and prefects for welcoming and facilitating the service.
The Principal, in his speech, warmly welcomed the Christian community to Lawrence College and threw light on the need of the hour to work together for brotherhood and harmony across different religious communities. He emphasized the common bond of humanity, irrespective of religious affiliations. He assured them of full respect, dignity and love as compatriots and fellow citizens of Pakistan without any discrimination. He extended his best wishes for Christmas and new year and assured them of availability of the church whenever required.
The whole community was served with scrumptious tea and refreshments including special pastries and Christmas cakes made in the College bakery.
A Generous Donation of Three Million by Mr. Saleem Asghar Ali (Bahrain)
The alumni community of Lawrence College has set some wonderful examples of generosity and expressed their love for their alma mater in a unique manner. One such contribution was made by old Gallian Mr. Saleem Asghar Ali (Bahrain), Wright House 1961-1964, in 2020, who sponsored the construction of the new block of Wright House (cost Rs. 23.66 million) as well as sponsored the up-gradation of College museum (Rs. 1.0 million). These were by all means the most magnanimous personal donations by any old Gallian. Mr. Saleem Asghar Ali also donated Rs. 4.5 million for expansion of the Senior School mosque.
Recently Mr. Saleem Asghar Ali has donated a generous amount of Rs. 3.0 million for the College Welfare Fund that has been initiated to support junior staff of the college. It is, once again, one of the largest personal donations for the College. It not only shows magnanimity of Mr. Saleem Asghar Ali (Bahrain) but depicts the strong affiliation that old Gallians have for their College.
The Principal, staff and students greatly appreciate this kind gesture of Mr. Saleem Asghar Ali (Bahrain) and express their sincerest gratitude to him.
We Rise By Lifting Others
Alumni of LCGG continue to set benchmarks for future generations by giving back to their alma mater.
The most recent being from Major Raja Mumtaz Hassan Siddique (Retd) Inter 1992 (Wright House), who generously donated 50 ration bags of basic grocery items including 50 bags of flour, sugar, lentils, oil, and tea for the junior staff of LCGG.
These items were distributed among 200 families of our junior staff from grades 1-5, all of whom were very happy and grateful to get this unexpected winter gift.
The Principal, staff, and students express their sincere thanks and appreciation to Major Raja Mumtaz Hassan for his concern and generosity. May Allah bless him manifold to continue and strengthen his community welfare projects.
Humanity is the best religion
LCGG is a brand name in Pakistan’s education sector, not only for being the oldest public school but also for the quality of education it offers to the young souls which is commendable indeed.
We cater to the holistic educational needs of our students in the best possible way while taking care of the community around the college too.
We have always extended our hand for the welfare and uplift of differently-abled children of the nearby Government Special Education School by involving their students in our events like performing Art, Founders’ day and Pakistan Day. College also provides them an opportunity to work with our students and collaborate using IT Lab, Music room and Art Room Resources.
Special Children School organized its Sports Day under the guidance of the Para Olympics team at LCGG main Jamali Stadium on 18th November 2021. Our College Admin staff, Sports wing and our Final Inter students organized the event and did all the necessary arrangements in an excellent way. Children had a lot of fun, played different games and above all they had a great time of inclusiveness and harmony. Their Sports Day culminated with the prize distribution ceremony. Children’s faces were beaming with energy and high spirits reflecting the victorious joy they experienced thoroughly by participating in the event.
We wish them the best of luck and ensure our unconditional support in the future as well.
Peake House Outshone all in Plant and Flower Identification Contest-2021
Plants are really important for the planet and for all living things. They are our best friends because they clean the air, water, soil and ultimately make the earth a better place to live. It is also a fact that people who live near plants and flowers are healthier and happier.
Besides being essential to life on earth, plants add beauty and charm with their unique forms, colours and fragrance. Texture, form, size, scent and colour are a few characteristics of plants and flowers that provide interest, variety, and aesthetic appeal to a landscape.
To instill love and respect for nature, a ‘Plant and Flower Identification Contest’, was organised in Prep School on Wednesday, 17 November, 2021. Boarding Houses of Prep School took part in the contest. Ten boys from each House participated in the competition.
The contestants were already given list and pictures of common plants and flowers available in the vicinity of Lawrence College. The participants identified the plants and flowers with the help of different techniques. They recognized the plants and flowers with the help of leafs, stems, fruits, petals etc. Mr Rizwan and Mr Usama Masood, faculty members of Science department, organized the competition.
Peake House got first position and Wright House was the runners up. Walker and Wightwick Houses shared third position. The boys enjoyed and learnt a lot about plants and flowers.
Mr Imtiaz Akhtar Ranjha, the Headmaster Prep School, in his short address, appreciated the skills of the boys in identifying the plants and flowers. He further added that the plants and flowers connect us to our ability to reflect on and appreciate the world around us which in turn gives us feelings of peace and hope.
Prep School Organises Golden Lunch-2021
Golden Lunch is a rich tradition of Prep School. It is the culmination of the year and symbolizes the closure of educational journey of Class-7 in Prep School. It is one of the best ways to convey a warm farewell to the young Gallians of outgoing class. It is a sign of honour, respect and farewell to Class-7. Prize distribution ceremony is also the part of Golden Lunch.
Golden Lunch ceremony was organised by Prep School on November 16, 2021. The Principal Lawrence College, Brig (Retd), Mujahid Alam, was the chief guest.
Sardar Zil-e-Hasnain and Zehran Ali of Class-7 shared a few beatific verses of the Holy Qur’an with translation. Muhammad Tahami Taimour delivered Golden Lunch speech. He made an expressive speech in which he mentioned his long and deep association with the school and with class 5 and 6. He stressed to inculcate a spirit of service and sacrifice.
Sahibzada Daud Anwar made a farewell speech on behalf of Class-5 and 6 to say good bye to the outgoing class. His speech was full of praise and appreciation for Class-7. He prayed for a successful future for them. The speech was delivered in a befitting manner.
The merit certificates, trophies and books were given away by the Principal to those young Gallians who displayed outstanding performance in curricular and co-curricular activities. The cash prizes were also given away to the mess staff by the Principal as ‘Token of Appreciation’ for their services and hard work. Mr Imtiaz Akhtar Ranjha, the Headmaster Prep School, thanked the Principal for extending his support in all matters of Prep School.
The Principal, in his address, commended the efforts put by the Headmaster Prep School, Mr. Imtiaz Akhtar Ranjha alongwith his team for lifting the standards of the school up.
He appreciated the boys of Prep School for their positive approach towards life, good discipline, hard work and significant improvement in their studies and confidence level. The ceremony ended at a pleasant note.
Wightwick House on a Day Out at Joyland Park, Rawalpindi
A day out fosters independence, leadership and communication skills in the students. An exchange of cultural values makes them more flexible personalities. The experience of travel makes them independent individuals and helps establish lifelong values and priorities.
The young Gallians of Wightwick House, Prep School, went on a day out at Joyland and Giga Mall, Rawalpindi, on Sunday November 14, 2021. Being the Champion House for the year-2021, Mr Zubair Majid Rana, the Housemaster Wightwick House, organized this trip.
The boys enjoyed the zigzag of the road and the scenic beauty of different spots. They passed their journey in gossip and music and reached Joyland Park at 11.00 am.
Joyland Rawalpindi is well known for its exciting rides, and Food Street. Gallians enjoyed thrill rides of Tornado, Discovery, and Capital Eye. Tornado is a merry-go-round on fast-moving baskets that are hung by cables was pretty exciting too. The boys viewed Islamabad and Rawalpindi on Capital Eye which is a huge ferris wheel. In gaming arcade, they played different games.
The boys were overjoyed by the ride of a small roller coaster that rocked back and forth on a track that curved upwards on both sides. They took pleasure in dodging cars and rowing boats also. The peace, calm and serenity of the whole picnic spot impressed the boys.
After spending almost three pleasant hours at Joyland, the young Gallians reached Giga Mall. The unbeatable energy of Gallians sent them to the different floors of Giga Mall for a hang out. The boys took pleasure in the cool and pleasant evening at the Giga Mall and enjoyed playing video games, motion ride, and edibles in the food courts alongwith shopping.
The day out broaden their horizons of knowledge and confidence. The short trip also helped the boys to face the real-life situations and explore their strengths. They availed every opportunity to strengthen their friendship bonds. With pleasant memories of the tour, the boys reached the College happily.
Lawrence College paid tribute to great poet-philosopher and our national hero, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, on the occasion of his birthday. Senior School celebrated Iqbal Day in a unique manner this year. For the first time, the celebrations of the day included participation of large number of students through speeches, poetry presentations and tableau, etc.
The function started with recitation from the Holy Quran and translation by Abdul Rehman Qamar and Ajlan Abbas from Class VIII. After the recitation, famous poem of Allama Iqbal Dua was sung by Atif Nazeer and other students of Class VIII. Umer Habib Khan from Class XII, Ghulam Mustafa Goraya Class XI, Hassan Arshad Class XI and Muhammad Ramish Class XI highlighted different aspects of the life of the great thinker through their speeches. Tashfeen Abbasi Class XII, Saadullah Khan Class XI, Muhammad Hassan Class XI and Muhammad Haris Khan from Class XI sang Kalam e Iqbal in their melodious voices. Shikwa and Jawabe Shikwa were presented by Shaheer Ahmed and Ahmed Ali from Class XI . iblees ki Majlas e Shura was presented in the form of a tableau by Tehzeeb Ul Hassan from Class XI, Roshan Khalid from Class XI, Abdul Rahim Goraya from Class XI, Hamza Aziz from Class IX and Saad Amjad from Class O-II. Mr. Haider Zaman Abbasi, Head of Urdu Department, dilated upon the importance of Iqbal’s message in our lives.
Principal Lawrence College, in his talk on the occasion, highly appreciated participation of a large number of students in celebrations of Iqbal day. He also commended the efforts of the Urdu Department in arrangement of such a nice function. Moreover, the Principal emphasized upon the need of practically applying the message of Allama Iqbal in our lives. He said that importance of days like Iqbal Day should not be limited to just one day celebrations but we need to get their message instilled in our mind and should seek guidance for our lives from their teachings.
Prep School Celebrates Iqbal Day with National Zeal and Zest
Poetry of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal holds the most important place in the diversity of Urdu language. His poetry has great spell on the people of all ages and cultures. He was a true legend who envisioned the ideology of Pakistan.
A colourful and inspiring ceremony was organized by Prep School to mark the birth anniversary of Dr Allama Muhammd Iqbal on November 9, 2021. The programme started with the recitation of the Holy Qur’an and its translation. Young Gallians of Class 5, 6 and 7 paid homage to the great poet and thinker. Mr Imtiaz Akhtar Ranjha, the Headmaster Prep School, was the chief guest.
Young speakers highlighted Allama Iqbal’s message for the youth. Huzaifa Adnan and Dawood Farooq of Class-7 made speeches in English. Saad Musa and Rehan Malik of Class-7 made speeches in Urdu on the life, works and message of the Poet of the East.
Sameer Raza of Class-7 was the stage secretary. Mubashir Hussain, Abdullah Waqar and Waqar Ali of Class-5, 6 and 7 spellbound the audience with Kalam-e-Iqbal. Mr Arif, Lecturer in Urdu, shared his views on Allama Iqbal’s message. The boys also visited Iqbal Gallery in Senior School after the formal ceremony.
Dr Iqbal was a visionary, a motivator, a philosopher, a leader, a legendary poet and a man of great ideas and values. We pay tribute to him for his divine efforts and try to inculcate the additional respect and regard for our national poet in our students.
Mr Imtiaz Akhtar Ranjha, the Headmaster Prep School, in his brief talk, appreciated the contents, delivery and style of the young speakers. He thanked the staff for organizing such a dignified ceremony.
Junior School Celebrates Iqbal Day
Iqbal Day was celebrated on 9th November in Junior School to acknowledge and commemorate the contribution of Allama Muhammad Iqbal, “Poet of the East”. M. Zain Mehdi conducted the special day gracefully. M.Zakriya Khan and Shahzain Haider did the recitation and translation of few verses of Holy Quran. Class 2 students sang Kalam-e Iqbal, Ya Rab Dil-e-Muslim ko” in their melodious voice. Young Gallians of Class 3 & 4 highlighted the different aspects of Allama M. Iqbal’s life and poetry in “Mubahissa” in their intellectual attire. Boys of Class 1 performed a tableau on poem “Hamdardi”. Then Class 4 boys performed on the poem ”Khudi ka sar niha”.
Mrs Naheed Nadeem, HMJS, in her talk threw light on “Iqbal and Quran”, to explain she quoted some stanzas of Iqbal’s poetry which helped the students to understand the ideology of Allama M. Iqbal. At the end all students visited “Gosha -e- Iqbal” to see the pictures of the poet and great philosopher Allama M. Iqbal which were beautifully coloured by the students and the books which were written by national and international authors on Allama M. Iqbal to draw attention to distinct facet of his personality, living style and poetry. Performance of boys on all genres of performing art was worth watching and highly praise worthy.
Thanksgiving Lunch Senior School
In order to recognize the tireless and most valuable services of the support-staff, thanksgiving lunch was organised in the Senior School on November 04, 2021. The event was organized by the Intermediate Class under guidance of the Vice Principal/Headmaster and the housemasters. The lunch was held in the Senior School lawns.
Present on the occasion, were the Senior School janitors, peons, gardeners, mess & dorm-bearers, sanitary staff, runners, drivers, security guards, and other on-call attendants. The Principal brought rosy smiles to the worked-out faces of his guests by personally ensuring their comfort and happiness throughout the lunch. He thanked them for the valuable services throughout the year. He had already directed the conveners to make apt arrangements for the attendees. Gallians of Inter-22, including all the prefects, took pride in serving the support-staff with smiles and caring attitude; translating their Principal’s sublime philosophy of humanism and goodwill into a sound reality.
It was a unique enactment of the maxim ‘Love Begets Love’- which resultantly begets respect that further cements bond between the served and the service-givers; bringing homely harmony to the institutional environment. For the support-staff, it was a very happy occasion; full of cheers, respect, and care that usually remains an unfulfilled dream of the under-privileged staff in any part of the world. They were served with fine quality cuisines, drinks and desserts. The Principal thanked the junior staff for their devoted services and expressed his hope that they would continue with the same spirit next year. The support staff also thanked the Principal for encouraging them in such a nice way and recognizing their services.
Prep School Serves Thanksgiving Lunch in Honour of Junior Staff
Thanksgiving lunch was served in the grassy field of Prep School on November 8, 2021, to pay tribute to hard work and untiring efforts of the support staff. Principal Lawrence College, Brig (Retd) Mujahid Alam, thanked the junior staff for their help to facilitate the young Gallians of Prep School round the year.
The prefects of Peake, Walker, Wightwick and Wright houses served the lunch to the junior staff. The feast was served by the young Gallians with total commitment, sincerity and best serving etiquette. From the start, the boys started serving the lunch till last bite. The junior staff enjoyed the hospitality of the boys with a variety of dishes. The caretakers, drivers, gardeners, matrons, markers, mess and dorm-bearers, sanitary workers, runners, security staff and rest of the junior staff of Junior and Prep Schools were cordially invited.
This rich tradition of paying respect to the junior staff by Gallians and the staff was appreciated by the Principal. The junior staff also thanked the Principal for that kind gesture.
In Prep School, the first ever Thanksgiving lunch was served on November 22, 2016.
The Junior School boys celebrated the Dignity Day to understand the purpose, sensitivity and importance of the day. All the faculty members came up with the thought that when we treat people with respect, we help them gain confidence and reveal inner potential that otherwise might go untapped and also tried to inculcate the values of kindness, understanding, tolerance, and compassion into the young minds which educated & inspired the young Gallians to have better understanding of their self-worth.
Headmistress Junior School, Mrs Naheed Nadeem, on the day of Dignity Day emphasized on the work of the custodian staff and their importance in students’ life. She also appreciated the stature of respect, love and gratitude of the students which they have not only for theirs custodian staffs but also for their class fellows and how this attitude would help them in future to feel proud by winning the hearts with dignity rather than demeaning the self esteem of others.
We Rise by lifting others
Khawaja Shuja Ullah (Inter 93) is an unconditional regular donor who generously contributes every year and is an inspiring example of a great alumnus in true spirit, giving back to his alma mater.
Recently he has donated 50 unstitched suits, 120 full sleeve high necks, 75 school bags, 149 warm shawls, and 528 pairs of socks, for the winter season. All these items have been distributed among 268 deserving junior staff members of LCGG. These clothing items are a great help for the junior staff to tide over the freezing winters of Murree.
The Principal highly appreciated his selfless act of generosity and caring approach for his college. He further added that such gestures of goodwill certainly motivate the young Gallians to build the society as a better place to live and keep LCGG alive in their memories.
The Principal, staff and young Gallians extend their sincere thanks to Khawaja Shuja Ullah who is indeed an exemplary alumnus for Old Gallians.
Eid Milad-un-Nabi, a day of spiritual significance, was celebrated in Lawrence College on 19th of October, 2021. This special programme was arranged to pay tribute and to highlight different aspects of the life of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
The function commenced with the recitation of the Holy Quran,followed by Naats and speeches in English and Urdu on the life of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH).
The Principal, in his speech, urged the students to follow the golden teachings of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) to become successful in the life here and hereafter. He also quoted some incidents from the life of the beloved Prophet.
The ceremony ended with dua by Hafiz Ata ur Rahman.
Prep School Celebrates Eid-Milad-un-Nabi-2021 with Religious Fervour
Eid Mild-un-Nabi, 12 Rabi-ul-Awal, 1443 AH, was observed by the young Gallians of Prep School on the pleasant Tuesday, 19 October, 2021. The beatific ceremony was held in Prep School Mosque.
Afaq Ahmed of Class-7 recited a few verses of the Holy Quran while Ali Hassan of Class-7 translated them. Dawood Farooq and Waqar Ali of Class-7 recited very beautiful naats.
Sahibzada Dawood Anwar of Class-6 and Asad Zafar of Class-7 made speeches on the topics ‘Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) –The Prophet of Change’, and ‘The Supreme Character of the Holy Prophet (SAW)’, in English.
Jawad Akbar of Class-6 and Saad Musa of Class-7, spoke on the topics, ‘ Nay Chiragh Jalanaay Hazoor (SAW) Aay Hain‘ , and ‘Arz-o-Samaa Ko Tha Teray (SAW) Aanay Ka Intazar‘, in Urdu. Bilawal Husnain Khan of Class-6 was the stage secretary. From the staff, Mr Rizwan and Mr Nasir Ali presented naats followed by a speech by M Masood ul Hasnian.
Mr Imtiaz Akhtar Ranjha, the Headmaster Prep School, expressed his views on the importance of this blessed day and shared a brief history of the struggle of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW). He shared that mercy of the Prophet (SAW) was extended to the human beings, birds and animals also. He stressed that we should follow the teaching of our Last Prophet (SAW) in letter and spirit.
SSC Part II Result 2021 - Stellar Performance
The outstanding performance of Gallians in SSC Part II Examination 2021 has made everybody associated with LCGG feel pride in the students and institution itself.
This year, 46 students appeared for SSC Part-II Examination 2021. All students passed their examination by securing A+ Grade.
Muhammad Shaheer stood first by securing 100% percentage.
Muhammad Sarim Malik
Abdul Rahman Waseem
remained second by obtaining 99.82% marks.
We wish them the very best of luck for their future endeavours.
Umer Riaz Cheema talks to the Young Gallians about Crime and Justice System
In pursuit of intellectual excellence and character building, of the new generation of Gallians, the Principal has been frequently inviting renowned figures to speak to our students in an effort to keep them abreast of the outside world and to interact with the guest speakers directly.
Mr. Umer Riaz Cheema, an illustrious civil servant, trainer and motivational speaker, talked to our students on 16th of October, 2021. He topped CSS examination in 2005 and remained posted in senior positions in the police departments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Federal Investigation Agency, National Accountability Bureau and State Bank of Pakistan.
The speaker highlighted the important aspects of the nature of crimes, justice system and punishments. He explained that the punishment should always be proportionate to the nature of the crime committed.
Later, in an interesting question/answer session, the guest speaker answered questions of the young Gallians and appreciated their wit. The Principal thanked him for his enlightening talk and presented the College souvenir to Mr. Umer Riaz as a token of gratitude.
A Warm Send Off to Mr. Shabbir Alam
Mr. Shabbir Alam, Assistant Professor Department of Physics, was given farewell at the special lunch organised by senior school. Mr. Shabbir Alam served in the Physics Department of Lawrence College for about eighteen years, from January 2004 to October 2021. During his career, he worked with great commitment. His students love him for his unique teaching style.
On the occasion, Mr. Shabbir Alam said that he spent a memorable time at LC and he was leaving college with a sense of satisfaction.
The Principal, talking to the gathering, thanked Mr. Shabbir Alam for the valuable services he rendered at the College. He wished Mr. Shabbir the very best in his future life. Mr. Shabbir was presented with a gift as token of love on behalf of the staff of the College.
Earlier on, senior school faculty had arranged a hi-tea in the honour of Mr.Shabbir Alam.
Intermediate Part - II shows an Outstanding Result
We take immense pleasure in sharing this year’s Intermediate Part-II result which is again remarkable and better than ever. The result is outcome of the envisioned patronage of Principal Lawrence College and untiring efforts and round the clock interest of the Vice Principal and Headmaster Senior School, M. Arshad Iqbal Chaudhry. Continuous guidance and supervision of the teachers also played a pivotal role in bringing such extraordinary improvement as they never relaxed in expending efforts to raise the benchmarks which juxtapose with the College motto ‘Never Give In’.
This year, 52 students appeared for HSSC Part-II Examination. 36 students passed their examination by securing A+ grade, 8 students got A grade while 6 students secured B grade.
Hafiz Muhammad Subhan stood first by securing 1096/1100 marks with a percentage of 99.54 , which is the highest percentage ever achieved by any student of LC.
Atta Ullah remained second by obtaining 1091/1100 marks while
M. Arham Waheed secured third position by securing 1089/1100 marks.
We present our heartiest congratulations to the high achievers and their proud parents. We wish them the very best of luck in their future endeavours.
First Aid Training
A session was arranged for boys of Senior School, LCGG by the RMO Dr Qamar Zaman on 12th of October, 2021. The importance of first aid and life saving measures which a person can take by timely acting and knowing what to do makes all the difference. Main emphasis was on what to do when a person is in shock, unconscious or has an injury of any kind during an accident. Hands-on training was also given to students on CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). Carbonmonoxide poisoning, its symptoms, prevention and treatment were also discussed with the students.
Session was concluded with a round of questions from the students who showed great interest in the first aid training.
Old Gallian Mr. Arif Ghaffar passed away
It is with deep grief that we learn of the death of Former President OGAP, Mr. Arif Ghaffar, Inter 54 (Wright House).
Mr. Arif Ghaffar had great affiliation with his alma mater.
Those who worked with him, found him a real gentleman. He always viewed LCGG as his second home and had many fond memories of the College.
The Principal, staff and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Mr. Arif Ghaffar. May Allah bless his soul and grant him highest rank in jannat.
Senior School Inter House Declamation (Juniors), 2021
|1st||M. Saad Shahzad||Wright House|
|2nd||Ghulam Mustafa Goraya||Walker House|
|3rd||Azmeer Hassan||Wright House|
|Consolation Prize||M. Abbas Mohal||Walker House|
|1st||Mustafa Chaudhry||Wright House|
|2nd||M. Ali Qadar||Wightwick House|
|2nd||Haseeb Sher||Peake House|
|Consolation Prize||Ahmed Khan Goraya||Walker House|
Prep School English Speech Competition, 2021
|Prep School English Speech Competition, 2021|
|1st||Shaheer Khan||Peake House|
|2nd||Hammad Amjad||Wightwick House|
|3rd||Mian Mazhar Shah||Peake House|
|1st||Daud Anwar||Peake House|
|2nd||M Hassan Iqbal||Wright House|
|3rd||Muhammad Ahmed||Walker House|
|1st||Huzaifa Adnan||Peake House|
|2nd||Dawood Farooq||Wright House|
|3rd||Asad Zafar||Walker House|
Prep School Urdu Speech Competition, 2021
|Prep School Urdu Speech Competition, 2021|
|1st||Mubbashir Hussain||Wright House|
|2nd||Awais Khawar||Peake House|
|3rd||Ahmed Raza||Walker House|
|1st||Jawad Akbar||Walker House|
|2nd||Bilawal Husnain||Wright House|
|3rd||Muhammad Waseem, Muhammad Umar||Wightwick House, Peake House|
|1st||Saad Musa||Peake House|
|2nd||Rai Talal||Walker House|
|3rd||Ariyan Khan||Wright House|
Junior School Urdu Speech Competition, 2021
|Junior School Urdu Speech Competition, 2021|
|1st||Malik Muhammad Haroon||Wightwick House|
|1st||Hashir Umair||Wright House|
|3rd||Saad Bin Waqas||Peake House|
|1st||Mir Saroghan Marri||Wightwick House|
|2nd||Abdul Rehman||Walker House|
|3rd||Muhammad Azan Bhatti||Peake House|
|1st||Asad Riaz||Wright House|
|2nd||Moiz Ahmed||Wightwick House|
|3rd||Ahmed Raza Malik||Walker House|
|1st||Bilawal Khan||Peake House|
|2nd||Shahzain Haider||Wright House|
|3rd||Muhammad Arham Bajwa||Wightwick House|
|Best Speaker in Urdu Speech, 2021|
|Bilawal Khan||Peake House|
Read, Lead, Succeed
Reading is like dreaming with open eyes. It is a magical thing that lets you travel to faraway places without ever leaving your chair. It helps understand the world around us better. It keeps our mind active and enhances your creative ability. It improves vocabulary and develops communication skills. It is important because it develops your mind and gives you excessive knowledge and lessons of life. To endue the habit of reading, Junior School organized the Reading Competition. Judges of the contest were; Mrs. Naheed Nadeem (HMJS), Mrs. Uzma Afzal (DoS), Mrs. Zareena Yousaf (Senior School) and Mrs. Bushra Jadoon (Prep School). Bilawal Khan carried out the event eminently. Moiez Ahmed did recitation of the holy verses of the Holy Book and English and Urdu translations were followed by Asad Riaz and Taha Mushtaq. This time readers for both English and Urdu reading of all the classes from each house were called out through dipping method. This made the event more interesting because the names which were called out for the Reading Competition were complete surprise for both students and house staff, but the most wonder was almost all of them did exceptionally well. Walker, Wright and Wightwick House got 1st, 2nd and 3rd position respectively. Mubashir Jamali and Faizan Akmal (Wright House) were announced “the Best English and Urdu Readers” of the year, 2021.
Mrs. Naheed Nadeem (HMJS) appreciated and encouraged the boys to make the reading the part of their routine and read every day at least fifteen minutes before lights off. At the end she shook hands with all the contestants of the competition.
Prep School Observes Teachers’ Day-2021
Prep School observed World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2021. A special assembly was held to honour the contributions of the teachers in character building, curricular and co-curricular activities of the boys.
After recitation and translation of the Holy Qur’an, the boys made short speeches in Urdu and English highlighting impact of teachers in their life. The speakers talked about the background and importance of Teachers’ Day. The young Gallians also displayed beautiful Teachers’ Day Cards to pay homage to their teachers in the assembly.
In the end, Mr Imtiaz Akhtar Ranjha, the Headmaster Prep School, shared his views. He praised the participants. He talked about the role of a teacher in reshaping the society. He advised the boys to pay even more respect to their teachers and the College rules for their own betterment.
On behalf of the Principal Lawrence College, the Headmaster Prep School, gave away the Teachers’ Day Cards to the faculty members. He extended his sincere thanks to the teachers for their unbeatable services.
Great stories happen to those who can tell them
Story telling is a uniquely human attribute. It is an imaginative process between the composer and responder that invites us, as the audience, to engage vicariously with the experience of others. Stories or narratives have been shared in all cultures as means of education, entertainment and to notify the audience of the values and belief systems of one’s culture. Junior School telecast live Story Telling Evening which was viewed by parents on the shared link of Junior School Face book Page (https://www.facebook.com/events/608258970544413/).
Principal Lawrence College Brig. (R) Mujahid Alam was the chief guest of the Story Telling Evening. Abdul Hadi and Mubashir Jamali were the hosts of the evening. The event began with the National Anthem. It was followed by recitation and translation of the holy verses of Holy Quran which were done by Zakriya and Shahzain Haider. To take people in their magical and fantasy worlds, each and every storyteller cast his enchanted spells on the audience. They got cheer from the invitees and appreciation from their live viewers. Singers added oracle to the surrounding,
The Principal lauded everyone’s commendable effort to make the Story Telling Evening enraptured and captivated. At the end, he congratulated Mrs. Naheed Nadeem (HMJS) for the praiseworthy and triumphant event.
Old Gallian Mr. Saeed Ullah Passed Away
It is with deep sadness that we learn of the passing of Mr. Saeed Ullah Chaudhry, Inter 70. He was grandson of Chaudhry Abdul Hamid, first muslim principal of Lawrence College and son of Mr. Asghar Ali, Biology teacher.
Mr. Saeed served as Cambridge teacher for 20 years in Brunei Darussalm, Principal APS Hyderabad, Principal PMO Taxila and Principal Danish Public School Hasilpur.
Those who worked with him, found him a real gentleman. Mr Saeed had great affiliation with his alma mater. He always viewed LCGG as his second home and had many fond memories of the College. He possessed a methodical mind and was a highly disciplined person.
The Principal, staff and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Mr. Saeed Ullah Chaudhry. May Allah bless his soul and grant him highest rank in jannat.
Welcome Party for Intermediate Part-I
Intermediate Part-I students were welcomed to the Senior School on 15th of September, 2021. The Principal, faculty members of Senior School, heads of administrative departments, students of Intermediate Part-I and prefects were present on the occasion.
The ceremony started with recitation from the Holy Quran and translation by Hafiz Muhammad Haris and Umer Ayyan from Class XI. Syed Muhammad Ali and Hafiz Hassan, newly admitted students of class XI, shared their feelings about their experience of early days at the School. They told how they were able to quickly overcome the homesickness that prevaied them on their arrival. They thanked to Principal, Vice Principal, faculty and their seniors for looking after them. They also thanked everyone for arranging the welcome party in their honour .
The head boy, Nouraiz Masood Chaudhry, in his welcome note, advised the boys to remain focused on academics and to actively participate in the co-curricular activities.He, on his own behalf and on behalf of his class, assured them of full support and guidance on behalf of the Intermediate class.
Addressing the gathering, the Principal welcomed Class XI to the Senior School. He assured them that he himself and everybody at Senior School is there to facilitate and guide them. He said that all of them are just like his sons and will be treated the same way. He also advised them to live their lives fully
The students and faculty were served with a sumptuous tea on the occasion.
Without perseverance talent is a barren bed
Inter House PT and National Songs Competition was also held on 14th September. Chief Guest of the occasion was Principal Lawrence College Brig (Retd) Mujahid Alam. Host of the day was Abdul Hadi. Moiez Ahmed did recitation and translation was followed by Taha Mushtaq. The judges of Inter House PT Competion were; Mr. Qaisar Iqbal (Games Master, Prep School), Mr. Riaz Ahmed (PTI, Senior School) and Mr. Akhter Hussain (PTI, Prep School) and the judges of National Songs Competition were; Mrs. Naureen Taufil (Prep School), Mrs. Riffat Rehana (Senior School) and Mr. Waqas Nawaz (Prep School). Junior School boys demonstrated vibrant display of physical agility, rhythm and coordination. In Inter House PT Competition Peake House secured the top position followed by Wightwick House. Walker House was third on the victory stand. Bilwal Khan of Peake House was declared “Best PT Leader”, of the year 2021. National songs competition was equally good and enjoyable. Boys performed wonderfully well in their green and white attires reflecting the rhythm of unity and love for their homeland. National Songs Competition was won by Wightwick House. At the end of the competition a few young Gallians sang different regional songs in their melodious voice.
The Principal appreciated high standards of physical training at Junior School, and applauded the physical trainers to keep the Gallians active and physically fit. He also lauded Mr. Imran (Music Teacher) and all house staff for putting in their best efforts to find and polish the hidden talents of the young Gallians. At the end he praised all the judges of Inter House PT and National Songs Competition for their excellent judgment and appreciated HMJS, Mrs. Naheed Nadeem, to host such a nice and exuberant event.
A Gallian becomes Auditor General of Pakistan
The Principal, Staff and young Gallians offer their heartiest congratulations to Mr. Ajmal Gondal on being appointed Auditor General of Pakistan, one of the most important constitutional posts. It is a source of great happiness and pride for Lawrence College and an inspiring example for young Gallians to follow. Mr. Ajmal Gondal has held many important posts during his illustrious career. Prior to this appointment he was working as Member Finance at Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission.
Mr. Ajmal Gondal studied at Lawrence College from 1972 (Class-VI) to 1979 (Class-XII) and during this stay his performance was exceptional. He was a Prefect in Walker House and Captain of College athletics team. He was also awarded College colours for athletics, hockey and football. Mr. Ajmal Gondal is a very sincere, dedicated and passionate Gallian and plays an active role in the Gallian community.
He is an inspiration for all Gallians. May Allah continue to bless him with guidance, protection and success to continue serving the nation with dedication and zeal.
Farewell Dinner in Honour of Inter 20
Arranging farewell in honour of outgoing classes is one of the beautiful traditions of Lawrence College. Last year, due to Covid-19 pandemic, many functions couldn’t be held and the farewell in honour of Inter 20 was one of them. Finding a space now, the management decided to arrange the farewell dinner which was held on 11th of September, 2021. Brig. (Retd) Mujahid Alam, Principal Lawrence College, was the chief guest on the occasion. The alumni of Intermediate 20 had been specially invited to attend the dinner and receive the traditional souvenirs.
Korush Ahmad, Deputy Head Boy of the College, conducted the function. In his opening note, he welcomed all the guests, including Inter 20, who were the special guests, to the farewell dinner. He further said that they were fortunate enough to have a forward-looking personality like Brig (Retd) Mujahid Alam as their Principal who worked day and night in an effort to raise the standards of the institution. The function started with recitation from the Holy Quran and its translation by Hassan Afridi from Class VIII and Ahsen Chatta from Class VIII respectively.
After the recitation, Noraiz Masood, Head Boy of the College, shared his views. He said that presence of Inter 20 had made the day memorable for them. He further said that Inter 20 had been a source of great learning for them. He thanked the Principal for arranging the farewell for Inter 20. He also thanked the Principal for all those intiatives that he had taken for better grooming of students and for tremendous development in the infrastructure of the College.
After speech by the Head Boy, Ahmed Sohail (Head Boy for the year 2020) expressed his feelings on behalf of Inter 20. At the outset, he requested the audience to observe one minute silence in memory of their beloved teacher Mr. Shafiq Imran who died this year. He appreciated the senior College management for looking after the family of Late Mr. Shafiq Imran so well. He also thanked the College management for arranging the farewell. He commended the contribution of the College staff in their grooming and said that they owed their success to their alma mater.
Intermediate 2020 students were awarded shields as a token of memory. On special instructions of the Principal, the students were also presented translation of Surah Al-Falaq and Surah An-Naas with best wishes and prayers for their protection and success.
Then Principal, in his speech, welcomed the students of Inter 20 who were the special guests that day. He appreciated the respect and regard expressed by the former Head Boy in love of their late physics teacher Mr. Shafiq Imran. He said that looking after the family of Mr. Shafiq Imran was no favour but was an obligation fulfilled. Recalling the contribution of Inter 20, the Principal remarked that the class had been one of the best classes that passed out from LCGG. He told them that it was their own College and they could visit it whenever they desire. He expressed his hope that they would give their best to their nation and would bring a good name to the College and their nation ultimately. The Principal thanked the Vice Principal, catering and admin staff for arranging a splendid dinner.
Career Counselling Cell Conducts an Orientation Session For XI Class
An orientation cum Career Counselling session was conducted by Lawrence College Career Counselling Cell for the 1st Year class on 7th of September, 2021.
Students were guided about the career choices they have after intermediate. The speakers highlighted the emerging careers as well as the careers which may not be in demand in future. Universities’ admission criteria was explained in detail. Students were guided about the right approach towards a career selection like: What factors should be kept in mind while pursuing a particular career, Why they should not follow a herd mentality while selecting a career, Why students should choose the subjects based on their interest and aptitude.
Moreover, students were directed about the skills set that organizations require from their employees which includes: problem solving attitude, Creativity, Leadership, Emotional intelligence, Resilience and Learning attitude.
Students were also guided about various other fields in the medical science, in case they do not get admission in MBBS or BDS programs. Many national and Foreign Scholarships were also shared with the students.
It was an exhilarating session for the young Gallians where many of their questions regarding careers scope and careers options were answered. Career Counselling Cell is committed to educate students and train them for the future market.
Defence Day, 2021
Defence Day of Pakistan was celebrated at Lawrence with traditional spirit and enthusiasm. Students and faculty of the three schools assembled at the Yadgar-e-Shuhada in the morning of 6th of September. Principal LCGG was the chief guest. He, accompanied by the Head Boy of the College, on his own behalf, on behalf of the faculty, Gallians and old Gallians, laid wreath at the Yadgar-e-Shuhada. Naara-e-Pakistan was raised as an expression of love for our sweet homeland. After the wreath-laying, the function started with recitation from the Holy Quran by Hafiz Hassan from Class XI and translation by Abdul Hadi from Class XI. The ceremony was conducted by Deputy Head Boy, Korush Ahmed Bangash.
The Principal, in his speech paid tribute to the martyrs, whether they were army personnel, civilians or policemen, who laid their lives in defence of their motherland. He urged the gathering to observe one minute’s silence in the honour of Shuhada. He said, “We should never ever forget their sacrifices; their ultimate sacrifice that they gave for their motherland. This is the day of remembrance as well as to renew our pledge to our sacred motherland, Pakistan. Napoleon had said long time back that the boundaries of a nation’s greatness are marked by the graves of its martyrs and soldiers. We must remember that what we are today, our safety and protection is because of the sacrifices of these brave Shuhada. Great and living nations celebrate these days to renew their pledge and to have the introspection that they can identify what their weaknesses are; wherever we have gone wrong, we can correct ourselves. We pay tribute to all brave Gallians also who laid their lives, irrespective of their caste, region or religion. I urge the young Gallians to stop at Yadgar-e-Shuhada whenever you pass by that area and think of the great sacrifices of these Shuhada. We also pay tribute to great Kashmiri leader, Syed Ali Gilani, who spent his life for freedom of Kashmir and in love of Pakistan. We also acknowledge the contribution and sacrifices of the people of occupied Kashmir.”
Du’a for the protection and prosperity of Pakistan was offered by Hafiz Atta-ur-Rehman, Khateeb Senior School Mosque. The ceremony concluded with national anthem.
The Young Boys of Prep School Decorate and Wash their Classrooms
The Gallians of Prep School took part in decoration and washing of the academic block on the pleasant Sunday, 5th of September, 2021. The respective class-teachers coordinated the whole activity.
First, the boys decorated their classrooms. They displayed art work on soft boards. They used glitter papers to give a nice look to the classes. After decoration, the boys started washing. The young Gallians gave a fresh and neat look to their classrooms. They enjoyed the healthy activity.
Gallians always take pride in participating in such activities. Prep School arranges this activity every year to teach the boys dignity of work, importance of cleanliness and ownership of their School.
Investiture Ceremony, 2021
In a simple and dignified ceremony, the Prefectorial Board 2021-22 took oath on 4th of September, 2021. Like every year, the announcement of the Prefectorial Board remained an exciting and most awaited activity of the Senior School .The prefects were selected through proper screening and evaluation of the candidates’ academic records, performance in co-curricular activities and most important, their conduct followed by personal interviews with the Principal.
The investiture ceremony was held in Hamid Hall. The ceremony started with recitation from the Holy Quran by Mir Talha Shoaib from Class XI and translation by Abdul Rahim Goraya from Class XI. The ceremony was conducted by Bahadur Ali Khan from Class XI. After the recitation, the Vice Principal announced the Prefectorial Board. The oath of the Head Boy was administered by the Vice Principal. The Head Boy administered oath to the Deputy Head Boy and prefects.
The new appointment holders are as follows:
Chaudhry Nouraiz Masood (Peake House)
Deputy Head Boy:
Korush Ahmad Bangash (Wightwick House)
Prefect Day Boys:
Awais Ahmed (Wightwick House)
College Sports Prefect:
Ali Sher (Walker House)
Sami Ullah (Wright House)
Prefects Peake House:
Raza Ali Khan
Prefects Walker House:
Prefects Wightwick House:
Prefects Wright House:
Muhammad Hadeed Babar
Farhamand Khan Bazai
The Principal, at the very outset of his address, congratulated the new prefectorial board on assuming their new responsibilities. After the complementary remarks, the principal talked about the importance of displaying a very nice and appropriate conduct while dealing with the women. Quoting some unfortunate incidents of harassment of women in different cities of Pakistan in the recent past, he advised them to always behave in a very decent and courteous manner with the women as our religion also teaches us so. He advised the students to have a very strong character. He told them that they need to take care of their self-esteem and should respect others. The Principal also emphasized that the students need to improve their communication skills, particularly their proficiency in spoken English. He made it clear that the stress upon learning English has not been because of any love for the language but because it is need of the hour.
In the end, the Principal congratulated the Prefectorial Board in their new responsibility. He appreciated the organizers for holding the function in a simple but dignified manner.
Educational Cum Recreational Trip to Azad Kashmir
Educational and recreational tours play a vital role in training and grooming of the students. They not only provide them an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of different areas but also help the students know about the people of different regions and their culture. The students also learn how to manage themselves while travelling or staying together, cooperating with each other with the true spirit of teamwork.
It was the morning of 26th of August when Inter 22 arose to prepare them for the departure to Kashmir. After a light breakfast, they all gathered at the main basketball court. After a few safety guidelines by the housemasters, they boarded the coasters and hence began the journey. After a short stop for refreshments at Kohala Bridge, they made their way to Sangam Hotel, Muzaffarabad. They dropped off their luggage and set out for Uri Chakothi Crossing Point. After two hours of drive, they were warmly welcomed by the officers of 640 Mujahid Battalion (Chinar Guards). There they had lunch after which they headed for Uri Chakothi Crossing Point at the LoC. They were briefed by the Battalion’s 2nd in Command Maj. Ishfaq who guided them about the LoC. On the way back, the boys enjoyed at Jaskol Waterfalls for a few minutes. At night, the boys enjoyed a delicious dinner in the lawns of Neelum View Hotel on the bank of River Neelum.
On 27th of August, the boys left for Neelum valley. On the way, they had a visit of the Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project C-I where they were briefed by the site engineers. By one-o-clock the contingent reached Keran from there they boarded the jeeps bound to Ratti Gali Lake. It took them three hours to reach the base camp of Ratti Gali Lake. After a hike of one hour the students and teachers came across the mesmerizing view of Ratti Gali Lake. They had a lot of photography there. By seven-o-clock in the evening the contingent reached back to Keran Residency at Keran, where they had to stay for the night.
In the morning of 28th of August they left for Sharda where they were received by the soldiers and officers of 40FF Battalion. The boys visited Sharda Peeth after which they were served lunch by the unit. The lunch was followed by a brief talk by the CO 40FF, Lt. Col. Farooq and a display weapons. In the afternoon, the contingent boarded the jeeps for Kel. From Kel the contingent left for Arang Kel crossing the river in the cable car. By seven-o-clock the contingent reached the Corner Cottage for the night stay. At night after enjoying a scrumptious dinner including the barbecue the contingent took chairs around the fire lit for the bonfire. The boys exhibited a wonderful display of cultural dances and made the night memorable.
Next morning, after the breakfast the boys rushed to the picturesque meadows of Arang Kel. They captured the charming scenes of the nature in their cellphones and then departed for Kel where they were offered lunch by 32 Brigade Headquarters. Prior to the lunch, the boys enjoyed a wonderful display of weapons. Where they had been briefed about the function of different weapons and communication devices. In the evening they reached Sharda Residency at Sharda for the night stay.
On 30th of August the contingent left for Muzzafarabad on the way back they had a short stay at Jagran Waterfalls. They had their lunch at Patehka near Muzzafarabad, where they enjoyed delicious biryani along with traditional local dishes. Reaching Muzzafarabad the boys settled in the guest houses to refresh themselves for the adventures of the last day of the trip.
On 31st of August the contingent left for Pir Chinasi early in the morning. Alighting from the coasters at Pir Chinasi the boys reached the lush green meadows at the top of the meadows after a hike of half an hour. The boys enjoyed the lovely scenes around and took a lot of photos. On the way back to Muzzafarabad, they had their lunch at Saran. At two-o-clock the contingent left Muzzafarabad for Chinar Golf Club Bhurban. The boys had their dinner there and safely reached the college back by 8:30pm.
Be Mindful of your Spellings
The story of English spellings is the story of thousands of people who left a permanent linguistic fingerprint on our orthography. Spello Competition was organized by Junior School on 31st August, 2021. Aarish gracefully conducted the event. The competition started with the recitation of versus from Holy Quran by Muhammad Zakriya Khan followed by English and Urdu translations by Moiez Adil and M. Ahmed respectively. Twelve boys from each house participated in the competition.
The content comprised of three rounds: Individual Round, Group Round and Leader Round. In the first round, spellings of two words were asked from each participant. In the second round, leader had to spell two words after discussing with his group members. In the last round, only the leader of the group had to spell two words. Hard work always pays off. All participants performed equally well and therefore there was no runner up. All houses were declared first in the Spello Competition.
The chief guest, Principal Lawrence College, Brig Mujahid Alam (Retd), appreciated the boys for their hard work.
Career Counseling Workshop at TEVTA, Murree
In Murree, a two days (August 28 – August 29, 2021) Career Counselling workshop was held by Murree Development Forum (MDF) in collaboration with National Incubation Center (NIC) and Teamup (Islamabad). Career Counselling Cell of Lawrence College also attended and participated in the workshop. The event was led by Mr. Pervaiz Abbasi who is founder of NIC, trainer, counsellor and entrepreneur expert hailing from Murree. He kept interacting with all the participants on the growing need of entrepreneurship and social welfare. Mr. Nauman Abid Abbasi, former Gallian, is one of the founding members of MDF and is determined to uplift the educational and social status of people in Murree. Mr. Azam Jamil, a well known hotelier, trainer, life coach and senior advisor also enlightened the audience with his magnificent and practical knowledge. The faculty members, engaged in counselling venture at LCGG, found this workshop a very significant step by MDF and resolved to work with them in the domains of education and counselling in the time to come.
A Two-Day Workshop on “How to be Assertive and Confident”
The Gallians of Prep School Enjoy Musical Night and Tikka Party
The young Gallians of Prep School enjoyed a musical night followed by a sumptuous Tikka Party on Saturday, 28 August, 2021, in TV Hall. Mr Imtiaz Akhtar Ranjha, the Headmaster Prep School, was the chief guest. Director of Studies, Mrs Uzma Afzal and Resident Medical Officer, Dr Qamar Zaman, were present. Families of the staff were also invited.
Mr Imran Suleman, the Music Teacher and Mr Bilal Sajjad, along with two boys, presented beautiful and gripping classical lyrics and songs. Mr Nasir Ali, Assistant Librarian, also sang a thrilling song with his group. The young Gallians were overjoyed with the lovely songs and their fascinating beats.
In the second phase, the boys came on the stage offhand to show their talent. They sang beautiful melodies in English, Urdu and other local languages. The staff members also came on the stage and sang old and new but very nice songs besides sharing of poetry.
In the last phase, the boys from some families also participated in the function. The pleasant musical night closed at a dance party. At the end, all went to the dining hall and enjoyed Tikka Party.
The Headmaster, in his brief talk, appreciated the young singers and their talent. He extended his thanks to the staff for arranging such a graceful event.
Red vs Yellow: A friendly football match
Matches are an essential part of sports. They give rise to competitive spirit and sportsmanship; just like the proverbial phrase that goes as: “Sports do not build character, they reveal it.”
To inculcate the spirit and qualities of sportsmanship, Junior School arranged a first ever night football match in the history of Junior School, played on the Prep School Ground on 27th of August, 2021. This night football match was made possible because of the recently installed floodlights in the ground.
The match was between Red (Wightwick & Wright Houses) and Yellow (Peake and Walker Houses). Young Gallians from both teams showed great excitement, zeal and spirit. The spectators of Junior and Prep School were equally excited. The way boys were chanting slogans to support their teams, uplifted everyone’s spirit.
Red and Yellow entered in the ground with their mascots. Principal Lawrence College met all the players, shook hands with them. The ground gave the look of pearl in the oyster because of the flood lights. The match began at 7:15 P.M with National Anthem. After the toss, game commenced with accelerating hits that showed the young Gallians energy and passion for the game and on the other side the exhilarating crowds were constantly cheering both teams. Swift and blistering passes took the incentive of the game to its peak. Aggressive and spontaneous play of Red gave them lead of 1 goal and that was maintained till the end of the game and won the match.
It was a unique and exhilarating experience for the young Gallians, who were playing night football match for the first time. The beautiful August evening weather further added to the charm and enjoyment.
LCGG & ROZAN join hands for Child Protection Project
LCGG is committed to provide a safe and secure environment for all its students. As a responsible organization, we actively seek to promote the welfare of every student in our charge and ensure that they are protected from any harm (emotional, physical, or sexual). To raise awareness about this subject, LCGG collaborated with ROZAN to train the teaching and non-teaching staff on how to safeguard children’s basic rights, guide students to protect themselves, and build a strong communication bridge with the caretakers.
On 23rd August, 2021, training session was conducted with the child protection officers by the ROZAN facilitators Mrs. Zehra Kamal, a renowned psychologist, and Mr. Babar Bashir Managing Director, who effectively highlighted the theme and its significance in today’s world. Three interactive orientation sessions were also conducted with the different groups of students of Senior School, and it was a pleasure to see their active participation and positive response. Students’ feedback clearly reflects that they have ample background information and now the only need is to channelize it properly. For building blocks on this prior knowledge trainers are planning to hold such sessions for both Prep and Junior school boys in near future.
We hope that with this training session we have successfully achieved our objective to create awareness regarding this topic ensuring that our students now will feel more secure and confident. We will continue with this collaboration in future too to strengthen the skills of teaching and non-teaching staff along with the young Gallians for this particular subject. Three more sessions are planned with ROZAN during September/October 2021.
Inauguration of Floodlights in Prep School Playing Field
The young Gallians of Prep School played first-ever night football match on Thursday, 17 August, 2021. Principal Lawrence College, Brig, Mujahid Alam (R), was the chief guest.
The Principal sanctioned the installation of floodlights in Prep School playing field in the month of May this year, and the pleasant night of 17th August was witness of that dream turning into reality.
Two friendly matches were played by the boys of class 5, 6 and 7. They displayed best of their skills in the matches. This was also a new and very nice experience for the boys to play night football. They were overjoyed with the serenity of the scene and the night environment.
The Principal, in his brief talk, appreciated the sport skills of the young footballers. He also appreciated team work, collaboration, tolerance, fair-play and sportsmanship of the young players.
Independence Day, 2021
Prep School Observes Independence Day with National Spirit
Independence Day-2021 was celebrated by the young Gallians of Prep School on 14 August with national zeal and zest. Mr. Imtiaz Akhtar Ranjha, Headmaster Prep School, was the chief guest. The ceremony was held in Prep School TV Hall.
The ceremony started with the beatific verses of the Holy Qur’an and their translation by Momin Savul and Dawood Farooq of Class-7 respectively. Tahami Taimour made a moving speech on ‘Pakistan Movement and our Responsibilities’. After this, a milli naghma was presented by a choir of ten Gallians supported by Mr Imran Suleman – the music teacher.
Saad Musa of Class-7 delivered his speech in Urdu. His speech filled the audience with patriotic feelings. A documentary about our sweet homeland Pakistan was presented by Mr. Waqas Nawaz—Lecturer in Social Studies. Rafay Naeem of Class-7 was the stage secretary and he conducted the whole programme in an excellent way.
Resident Medical Officer, Dr. Qamar Zaman, talked about the very important and sensitive topic of ‘Prevention from Smoking and Drugs.’ With the help of a presentation, lecture and question-answer session, he made the sitting participatory, interesting and result-orienting.
Mr. Imtiaz Akhtar Ranjha highly appreciated different segments of the function. At the end, the cakes were cut in the dining hall by the Headmaster and the housemasters. Gallians enjoyed a sumptuous tea break. Besides this, the staff and boys planted trees to make 75th Independence Day more productive and memorable.
Plant a tree, Plant a new life
Trees are hardihood to the environment. They provide living being with fresh air to breathe, a habitat for birds and animals. They also provide wood for various purposes, along with many medicinal and spiritual properties. Tree plantation is vital to increase the green cover. Trees control the changes in climate. Without planting trees, land would turn into desert. They regulate the temperature by keeping it cooler and maintain humidity. Planting trees ensure that the ecological balance is maintained.
Small steps in the right direction can turn out to be the biggest step of your life. Students of Junior School know the significance of tree plantation in the current age of climate change and global warming. It is essential to conserve greenery around them in planned manner. They planted the sapling under the guidance of their Housemistresses and Asst. Housemistresses. Headmistress Junior School, Mrs. Naheed Nadeem emphasized on the importance of tree plantation to the young Gallians and also pinpointed significance of promoting a forestation to maintain the ecological balance and ensure harmony in our biodiversity.
August 14; Stands For Triumph Of An Ideal
Nations are like phoenix rising through depths of inferno. Nations are surely born through sweat, blood and utmost diligence of few to provide an abode for the future generations with hope for a garnish future where an egalitarian system may reign and flourish.
On 14th August, 1947 Pakistan came into existence through dynamism, assiduousness and blood of our forefathers in the face of existential oppression, barbarism and subjugation.
To commend, appreciate and applaud the sacrifices put forwarded by our predecessors and national heroes, young Gallians of Junior School celebrated this magnanimous event, Independence Day, with utmost zeal and zest. Junior school students earnestly contributed to make the occasion joyous, eventful and breathtakingly memorable through their patriotic speeches, national songs and nationalistic hymns. Furthermore, Junior School was decorated in all green and white to inculcate the sense of national integrity and harmony among the students.
Finally, the occasion was marked and closed through the vociferous speech of Headmistress Mrs. Naheed Nadeem who didn’t leave a single stone unturned through her praises and commendable words on the sacrifices laid down by our ancestors and along with futuristic potential of our youth, demography and topography. She finished her speech with a lot of focus on the need for national integration for solid foundation and consolidated growth of our beloved Pakistan.
All the houses hosted celebratory feast along with cutting of independence day cakes, to instill sense of nationalism documentary movies were played to highlight the heroism and struggle of our freedom fighters.
A Generous Donation by old Gallian Dr Zubair Muhammad Khan (Headboy-Inter 80)
On behalf of all the staff and young Gallians, we express our sincere thanks to Dr Zubair Muhammad Khan for his generous donation of Rs.428000 for the junior staff of the College. His kind gesture of concern, care and remembrance for the junior staff is highly appreciated. The College organised a simple function and distributed the money of Rs. 1500 and 2000 per head among 268 staff that included sanitary workers, bearers, ayas, gardeners, cooks, drivers, guards, carpenters and electricians,The Principal Brig. Mujahid Alam (Retd), who was present on the occasion, informed the staff about Dr. Zubair and expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the generous donation. Old Gallian and friend of Dr. Zubair, Dr Sajjad Zahoor Aheer was also present on the occasion to read out Dr. Zubair’s very nice message, depicting his deep love and care for his institute. Dr. Sajjad had also arranged beautiful envelopes with Dr Zubair’s name. We are grateful to him for facilitating this function on Dr Zubair’s behalf. The junior staff have conveyed their gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Zubair. We look forward to welcoming him to his own College as soon as the COVID-19 situation allows him to travel.
Old Gallian Ikram Sehgal’s Book launched at PM House
Mr. Ikram ul Majeed Sehgal, an illustrious old Gallian, is a renowned defence analyst, security expert and businessman of Pakistan. He is a celebrated, prolific writer and columnist who has been appreciated not only by people in Pakistan but by scholars, thinkers and politicians around the world. Apart from writing, he has been an active member of many international organizations like World Economic Forum where he represents Pakistan very effectively.
The launching ceremony of Ikram Sehgal’s compendium of 12 books ‘A Personal Chronicle of Pakistan’ was held in Prime Minister’s House Islamabad on Tuesday, 3rd of August, 2021. The book contains twelve volumes and is a collection of his articles on national and international affairs. The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Khan, was the chief guest. It was for the first time that a book launch ceremony was held in PM House. Principal Lawrence College, Brig Mujahid Alam (Retd) attended the ceremony accompanied by Mr. Asghar Malik (HoD English) and two students; Nouraiz Masood and Korush Ahmed from Intermediate Class.
In his opening address, Mr. Ikram Sehgal thanked the guests, including his family and friends, for being there on the occasion. He particularly thanked the Prime Minister for arranging the ceremony there and for taking time out of his extremely busy schedule. Talking of the book, he said that it was a collection of his writings composed in the past four decades and included two thousand articles. He said it would not have been possible without support of his family. He also talked about the need of complete sincerity and loyalty to the nation. He appreciated the vision and efforts of the Prime Minister for development and progress of the country. Mr. Sehgal appreciated the presence of the Principal, staff member and two young Gallians of Lawrence College.
At the outset of his address, the Prime Minister recalled the days when he entered the politics in Pakistan. He said that Ikram Sehgal not only advised him on every occasion but also provided him security services for his safety. Talking of the great contribution of Ikram Sehgal, the premier said that he had always been there to serve his country, with the kind of experience and commitment that he has, arranging different sessions for Pakistani officials including prime ministers at international forums. He also mentioned that Mr. Ikram Sehgal has done all that without any bias and discrimination.
Senior School Commemorates Abdul Sattar Edhi
Special house assemblies were organized in Senior School on July 15, 2021 to commemorate the services of great Abdul Sattar Edhi. Abdul Sattar Edhi is known to be among the great philanthropists of the time who spent his whole life in serving the needy and distressed. He always preached unity and was a strong opponent of religious or social discrimination. His services were not limited to any particular community and did everything possible even for comfort of the animals and birds. Each house conducted the assembly at its particular venue where the students and teachers talked about unmatched contribution of Mr. Edhi and his great spouse Bilquis Edhi.
The following participants took part in the house assemblies:
|House||Conduct of Assembly||Recitation||Speech by the Students||Talk by the Teachers|
|Peake||Raza Ali Khan,
Mian Murtaza Asim
Anas Bin Intikhab
Abeer Bin Umair
|Mr. Basharat Hussain|
|Walker||M. Nafay||M. Arslan||Sameer Ali Bhatti||Mr. Haider Zaman|
|Tashfeen Abbasi||Umer Habib Khan||Mr. Ahmed Abdullah,
|Wright||Tehzeeb-ul-Hassan||Ajlan Abbas||Abdullah Sohail,
The students and teachers highlighted the important aspects of the life of Abdul Sattar Edhi and the services rendered by Edhi Foundation. They advised the students to actively participate in different welfare activities as our religion teaches us to serve humanity without any discrimination or prejudice. Serving humanity should be the top priority in the life of a Muslim as that is the most important source of seeking the pleasure of Allah Almighty as Allah loves those who love their fellow beings.
Farewell Dinner in Honour of Intermediate and Senior Cambridge 21
Farewell, more than saying goodbye, is a time to encourage and give your best wishes to near and dear ones and is an opportunity to express your emotions. With the same spirit, a farewell dinner was held on 13th of July, 2021 in honour of the Intermediate and Senior Cambridge 2021. Brig. (Retd) Mujahid Alam, Principal Lawrence College, was the chief guest on the occasion.
Korush Ahmad from Class XI conducted the function in an extremely efficient manner. In his opening note, he welcomed all the guests to the farewell dinner. The function started with recitation from the Holy Quran and its translation by Hafiz Muhammad Subhan from Class XII and Samiullah Ahtsham from Class XI respectively. After the recitation, Noraiz Masood from Class XI, in his farewell note, expressed his views and counted the memories they had attached with the outgoing Intermediate class. He said they were a source of motivation and inspiration for them and will be remembered forever as part of LCGG.
The Head Boy, Hassan Yar Mohal, shared his feelings on the occasion. He talked of those who contributed to their grooming and training including the support staff, teachers, housemasters, the Vice Principal and the Principal. He said that without efforts and dedication of all these people, they would not have been what they are today. He advised his juniors to display exemplary conduct.
After speech by the Head Boy, outgoing Intermediate and Senior Cambridge students were awarded shields as a token of memory. On special instructions of the Principal, the students were also presented translation of Surah Al-Falaq and Surah An-Naas with best wishes and prayers for their protection and success.
Then Principal, in his speech, wished the best of luck to the students for their future. He advised the students to have a spotless character as this is the time when they are going to face the real challenges of life. He told them that it was their own College and they could visit it whenever they desire. The Principal appreciated the contribution of the outgoing Intermediate class. He expressed his hope that they are going to play their positive role in the society as responsible citizens. The Principal appreciated the efforts of the admin and catering staff in organizing the function.
Carpeting of Road to the Senior School
Lawrence College administration, with its forward-looking approach, has always been keen to bring every possible improvement in infrastructure that would help raise the overall standards of the College. The new carpeted road, from the main gate to the Senior School Mess, is one such example.
The road leading to the Senior School had been in a dilapidated condition and needed urgent renovation. The maintenance department, under supervision of Admin. Officer Major Imran Malik, made an excellent plan for renovation of the road. The plan got materialized in the first week of July, 2021. The attractive winding carpeted road has complemented the beauty and grandeur of the campus. The Principal and all the staff have appreciated the efforts of the maintenance department for construction of the road.
Peake House Stands Out In Prep School Inter-House Qir’at Contest-2021
The beatific, Inter-House Qir’at Competition-2021, was held at Prep School Mosque, on Friday, July 9, 2021. The Headmaster Prep School, Mr Imtiaz Akhtar Ranjha, was the chief guest.
Saad Musa of class-7, the stage secretary, was supported by Sardar Muhammad Ahmed and Rehan Malik of class-7. Twenty-four participants recited different sacred suras and verses of the Holy Qur’an. Gallians of class- 5, 6 and 7, took part in the contest with religious sanctity and fervour.
The Headmaster Prep School, Mr Imtiaz Akhtar Ranjha, announced the individual and House positions. Shaheer Khan, Abdullah Tahseen and Muhammad Momin Savul stood first in grade-5, 6 and 7, respectively. Peake House secured first position followed by Wright House.
The Headmaster, in his short address, highly appreciated the standard of recitation of each and every partaker. He also shared that the overall quality of Qir’at and its related areas has improved a lot. He further stressed the need to understand the Holy Qur’an which was as important as recitation.
He winded his speech up by thanking the honourable judges and House staff for organizing such a graceful ceremony.
Gallians Of Prep School Observe Edhi Day-2021
Gallians of Prep School observed Edhi Day on Thursday, 8 July, 2021, in the House-wise morning assemblies and classes. After recitation and translation, the boys made short speeches on Abdul Sattar Edhi, both in English and Urdu.
The speakers shared their thoughts on life and works of Mr. Edhi. They talked about ambulance and hospital services, old homes and orphanage centres and rehabilitation and animal centres. In the classrooms, the boys watched videos, discussed and wrote essays on Mr. Edhi – his life and works. It’s an amazing fact that Mr. Edhi was the guardian of more than 20,000 children at the time of his sad demise.
Mr. Edhi served with the aim, ‘No religion is higher than humanity.’ In his social work, he strictly set creed, caste, religion, region, language , colour or any other bias aside.
Mr. Edhi was born on January 1, 1928, and met the Almighty on July 8, 2016. He also donated his eyes which were transplanted to a needy person. He was called, ‘Baba-e-Khidmat’, ‘Angel of Mercy’, and, ‘The Richest Poor Man.’ He received many national and international awards for serving the humanity.
Mr Imtiaz Akhtar Ranjha, the Headmaster Prep School, advised the boys to take an active part in social work and follow Mr. Edhi’s way of life.
A Senior Old Gallian, Mr. Bashir Ahmed, Passes Away
One of the senior old Gallians, Head Boy of the College, 1947, Mr. Bashir Ahmed, passed away in Mansehra yesterday. He had the singular honour of raising Pakistani flag on 14 August 1947, replacing the Union Jack.
Mr. Bashir Ahmed, known as Bash by his peers, held many important posts in the civil service of Pakistan, was a banker and founder of Khyber Bank Ltd. He had great affiliation with his alma mater and regularly visited College during his service and life after retirement.
Principal Lawrence College, faculty and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Mr. Bashir Ahmed. We pray for his forgiveness and high rank in Jannat. May the departed soul rest in eternal peace.
Training Workshop by Ms. Zehra Kamal Alam
Teaching training is an integral part of the educational development. With the same spirit, the administration at LCGG is keen to look for opportunities where professional skills of teachers could be improved.
One such workshop has been conducted by Ms. Zehra Kamal Alam. Ms. Zehra is a seasoned clinical psychologist. She has done masters in clinical psychologist from the University of Karachi and masters in Psychology of Education from the University of Columbia USA. She has also specialized in global mental health and trauma. She has been working on mental health and violence and rights issues for the past twenty two years. She is currently having her private practice where she treats clients and offer services to school systems and various NGOs.
The workshop aimed at discussing different issues regarding protection and safety of children and devising plans to resolve such issues. The sessions were attended by housemasters/housemistresses, AHMs and other faculty members. The problems were highlighted and measures to handle such issues were also discussed. Ms. Zehra Kamal conducted these sessions in an extremely efficient manner where everyone could discuss the problems openly and Ms. Zehra came up with pertinent measures to handle different situations regarding mental and emotional health of students.
All the faculty members found the sessions very useful which gave them knowledge and awareness regarding certain issues. The Principal and faculty thanked Ms. Zehra Kamal Alam for sparing time from her busy schedule and organizing such wonderful training programme.
Workshop on Cyber Safety
Cyber safety is a very sensitive issue and it’s the need of the hour to sensitize our young generation about the significance of digital safety and adopting appropriate online behaviours.
Keeping these objectives in mind, LCGG collaborated with ITA (Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi) to conduct the orientation sessions for our young learners.
A team of three trainers shared their experience about cyber safety, guided the students about threats of the digital world today and how to be resilient as well as cyber safe on 30th of June, 2021. Children enjoyed the discussion thoroughly and resolved to be digitally more literate. They played online game to assess their own learning about cyber safety.
We at LCGG are extremely thankful to (ITA &Telenor) for providing this much needed learning opportunity for the mutual benefit of students and teachers on campus.
Qirat Competition Junior School 2021
The Holy Qur’an is the light of heavens. It is full of wisdom and guidance to the correct path. Qur’an is guidance for mankind and the complete code of life.
Junior School organized Qirat Competition on 18th June. The Holy Qur’an Recitation Competition aims to promote literacy in the Qur’an and encourage its recitation, memorization and try to apply its spirit in life. The event was conducted gracefully by Mubashir Jamali (Wright House), M. Ahmed (Peake House), Ahmed Basheer (Walker House) and M. Zain Mehdi (Wightwick House). The judges of the competition were Mr. Abdul Majid (HOD, Islamiat),
Mr. Ahmed Abdullah and Mr. Atta-ur-Rehman (Senior School). Eight boys from each house participated in the competition. During the competition a few young Gallians narrated naat in their unique and melodious voices. A quiz session was held which was encouraging to see the knowledge of students of the Quran. Mr. Abdul Majid announced the results of the event and also appreciated the boys on their performance.
Individual and house positions are as follow:
Name of Student
Saad bin Waqas
Name of Student
Name of Student
M. Ahmed Abdullah
Name of Student
HOUSE POSITION 2021
At the end Headmistress of Junior School, Ms. Naheed Nadeem, threw some light on the importance of Qirat Competition and appreciated the participants on their hard work.
Prep School Collaborates With Beaconhouse Lahore In International School Award Activity-2021
Prep School organized an activity on endangered species in collaboration with Beaconhouse School System, Lahore, on June 10, 2021. The research activity was conducted with support of the International School Award Programme. The Programme is being managed by the British Council.
The title of the project was ‘One by one until there are none.’ The aim of this work was to develop awareness and sense of responsibility among the students and to draw their attention to the environmental challenges in today’s world.
Gallians completed their research on wholly flying squirrels, snow leopard, markhors and mountain weasels in Lawrence College, Murree and Wildlife Park, Bansra Gali. On the other hand, Beaconhouse completed their task on biodiversity and endangered species of Lahore along with flora of the area.
In an online session, the students of both schools shared their outcomes. Such activities enhance the confidence of the students and strengthen their bonds with other institutions. They may polish their key skills of observation, exploration and analysis through these joint sessions.
A Dedicated Soul, Mr. Fayyaz Hussain Passes Away
Mr. Fayyaz Hussain, a dedicated and honest member of the support staff, died of cardiac arrest on 29th of May, 2021. Mr. Fayyaz joined Lawrence College on 1st of February, 1984. Currently he was working in office of the Controller of Examinations Senior School. He was dutiful and sincere, always busy in his work with a smiling face and humble manner. The news of his death was heard with much grief by the faculty and rest of the staff.
The Principal, staff and students express their sincerest condolence to the family of Mr. Fayyaz. We pray for his forgiveness and high rank in Jannat.
A Smiling Face Leaves this Abode
We are sharing this news with great shock and intense grief that Mr. Shafiq Imran Lodhi, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, passed away on 22nd of April, 2021 after a brief illness. He was initially diagnosed as suffering from typhoid but at later stage he tested positive for covid. A wave of sudden grief and sadness prevailed over the campus as soon as the news of his death was heard. It was hard to believe that he was no more with us. The Vice Principal/Headmaster Senior School and Principal’s Office remained in regular contact with him during his illness.
Mr. Shafiq Imran joined Lawrence College in 2007 as Lecturer in Physics. He was an experienced and skillful teacher and a decent human being. He will be always remembered very fondly by his colleagues and students as a jolly fellow. His students remember him for the command of subject and the interesting way in which he taught an important subject like Physics.
Special prayers were offered for Mr. Shafiq Imran in the two College Mosques. The Principal has assured that the family of Mr. Shafiq Imran will be looked after in every possible way. The Principal, heads of schools, faculty, staff and students express their sincerest condolence to the family of Mr. Shafiq Imran and pray for his high rank in Jannat.
Expansion and Renovation of the Senior School Masjid
Senior School Masjid was constructed almost 51 years ago in 1970. With the increased number of devotees who come to offer prayers there, the need for expansion in the main hall of the masjid was felt. It was important, keeping in view the climate of Murree to accommodate larger number of worshippers inside the hall during rain or snow.
The present hall of the Masjid, which could accommodate around 250 persons, has been extended to its western side, creating an extra space for two hundred persons. Now more than 450 people can offer prayers inside the hall in a comfortable manner. The old windows have been replaced with beautiful large windows which not only allow ample daylight and fresh air to ventilate the hall, but also present the scenic view of the greenery around. The special addition to the hall has been a large window for skylight in the roof that not only allows the sunlight to lighten up the hall but presents the picturesque view of the pine covered surroundings. Ceiling of the hall has also been replaced. New lights and sound system have been installed in the ceiling for equal distribution of the light and sound.
In the last few years, a large number of development projects have been realized including new housing blocks in the houses, staff residential blocks, gymnasiums, basketball courts, badminton courts, bakery and numerous other projects but special importance was given to the expansion of the Senior School Masjid. By the grace of Allah we now have a beautiful Masjid in Senior School which provides complete tranquility and serenity to the devotees.
Mr. Abbas Khan (SC-56), former IG KPK, Passes Away
Mr. Abbas Khan, former IG KPK, passed away in Charsadda on 31st March, 2021. He was SP Dacca during 1971 War and remained a prisoner of war in India for two years. He will be missed by his family and friends with much grief.
The Principal, faculty and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Mr. Abbas Khan. May Allah grant him high rank in Jannat.
Pakistan Day, 2021
Lawrence College observed 81st Pakistan Day with national zeal and zest. Young Gallians participated in House-wise functions with the spirit of patriotism. A central ceremony could not be held because of Covid-19, therefore the students of all the houses of the three schools (Peake, Walker, Wightwick and Wright) observed Pakistan Day in their respective houses.
Young Gallians shared their thoughts on Pakistan Resolution, its importance and our responsibilities in the 21st Century. The boys paid homage to the unbeaten services of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Chaudhry Rehmat Ali, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Liaquat Ali Khan, Mohtarama Fatima Jinnah and Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah including others who struggled during the formative phase. Without their untiring efforts, the making of a separate homeland for the Muslims of the Sub-Continent would not have been possible. The celebrations included recitation from the Holy Quran with translation, speeches, documentaries, videos, national songs and national anthem that enriched the beauty of the day.
Principal, Brigadier Mujahid Alam (Retd), highly appreciated the staff and students for celebrating Pakistan Day in such a dignified manner. He particularly expressed his pleasure on participation of a large number of students in these house-wise functions.
A Senior Old Gallian Passes Away
One of the illustrious Gallians of the 50’s era Lt. Col Muhammad Iqbal (Retd) passed away on 16th March, 2021 He was a senior old Gallian and a very talented professional. He always had a soft and pleasant personality. His friends remember him for his love, generosity and comradeship. He will be missed by his family and friends with much grief.
The Principal, faculty and Gallians express their sincerest grief to the family and friends of Lt. Col Iqbal. May Allah grant him high rank in Jannat.
Distinguished old Gallian, Mr. Anis Khan Satti, Passes away
The sad news of the demise of an illustrious old Gallian, Head Boy 1953-55, Mr. Anis Khan Satti, left all of us deeply grieved. He died on 22 February 2021, at Rawalpindi.
Mr. Anis Khan Satti, (Peake House 1948 to 1955) did his Senior Cambridge and Higher Senior Cambridge from the College. He was appointed head boy of the College in 1953 and served as the Head Boy from 1953 to 1955. After a nationwide competition, he was selected to represent Pakistan in the 1956 World Youth Forum in the United States, which consisted of fifty students from fifty countries.
Mr. Anis Khan Satti completed his studies at Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, where he was elected President of the Student Body. He was the first foreigner to hold this position in a major University in the United States. After completing his education, he, along with his partners, set up a financial publishing business on Wall Street, which consisted of magazines, newspapers, conferences and seminars on finance. Institutional Investor continues today as a successful financial publishing enterprise. Its fast rise to success and fame made “Time” magazine referring to the Company as the “Wonder Boys of the Wall Street”.
Mr. Anis Khan Satti was appointed as Pakistan’s Delegate to the United Nations in 1978 and he served as a Presidential Envoy in 1980. He is perhaps the only Pakistani who never became an American citizen after living in America for about 50 years, but kept his Pakistani citizenship and returned to his motherland in 2008.
Mr. Anis Khan Satti was currently a member of the Board of Governors of Lawrence College. He was very close to the hearts of Gallians, old Gallians, faculty and administration of Lawrence College. Mr. Satti was a very compassionate person and was loved by Gallians due to his loving nature. He was an institution in himself and was a great source of guidance for the GG community. He used to regularly visit his alma mater and attended different functions of the College with great interest and enthusiasm.
Principal Lawrence College, faculty, staff and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Mr. Anis Khan Satti. May Allah bless his soul in eternal peace and grant him high rank in Jannat.
College Museum Updated
A museum brings people to the objects, relics, manuscript and artifacts on display, intending to provide important information about the past and how civilization changes from one time period to another.
A museum engages its visitors to have an insight of historical events and foster deeper understanding of civilizational and cultural diversity and transition, making connections of the past and present generation.
The LCGG Museum, established in 2017, has been updated in November 2020, is one such effort to keep the youth connected to our legacy and history. With its splendid displays of range of group photos, photo albums, old handicrafts, older record of registers, planners, medical equipment, newsletters, magazines, telephone exchange and many other archives, it takes the visitors down the memory lane. The museum also exhibits different handmade tools, logos and models made by the students in the past. It is located on a beautiful and distinct place in the campus glorifying the LCGG heritage.
We are highly obliged to Mr. Saleem Asghar Ali (Bahrain) Wright House 1961-1964, an old Gallian who has donated a handsome amount for updating the Museum. Such great names have always been a source of motivation for the rest of the Gallians to contribute for their alma mater.
Bakes & Bites (Lawrence College Bakery)
Lawrence College truly believes in adapting to the rising challenges through need-based approach, which focuses on the LCGG community’s needs, demands and requirements. To effectively address such needs, the College administration ensures a sustainable action engaging the available resources with no compromise on quality results.
Since long, there was a need for a bakery in order to provide fresh, nutritious, hygienic and cost effective items to the students and staff. Alhamdulillah we achieved this milestone recently and the college bakery has started functioning from mid–January, 2021. The college bakery is well equipped with latest baking units, professionally trained chefs and all the necessary hygienic material. It has started providing regular bakery items for regular meals of the students and will cater to the residential staff families’ daily requirements too.
LCGG always takes pride in serving at its best and it’s a matter of great satisfaction to ensure provision of high quality bakery items for the students and staff.