Eveninig Coaching School for Girls

In October 2021 LCGG initiated an Evening Coaching School for the daughters of junior staff who attend local schools in Murree. Unfortunately, the standard of many local  schools that are affordable for the junior staff is extremely poor and the main objective of starting the Evening School was to bridge the gap and complement the academic studies of the girls. It has been a year and this project is very successfully going on with a large number of girls being facilitated through it. Present strength of the girls is around 85.

Both the girls and their parents are extremely happy and more than satisfied as these young girls have started yielding better academic results which is no doubt due to hard work of teachers and the facilities provided by the College.

Continuing the all-encompassing approach towards development, another step has recently been taken in the form of Grooming and Finishing school. Eighteen girls, between the age of thirteen and eighteen, were offered a course of 5 weeks where they attended IT lessons, Spoken English, Cooking, Embroidery and Personal Grooming classes during Oct-Nov 2021. The facilitators involved in conducting those sessions were both from the College and outside the College.

The girls passionately attended the classes and greatly enjoyed learning different life skills. At the end of the course, they were awarded certificates and gifts by Mrs. Principal over a delectable tea at the Principal’s house.

The classes aimed at enhancing confidence, presentation skills and personal grooming of the girls which turned out to be a vividly pleasant experience in the sense that a noticeable change was observed in the personal outlook of the girls.

The course being a huge success, receiving highly positive feedback from the participants, will be a regular feature of the evening school to be offered once a year with some additional sessions.


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Iqbal Day

Iqbal is rightly known as the Poet of the East. No philosopher has had a greater impact on any nation in the East, in at least last two centuries, than Iqbal who lit the fire for freedom in the hearts of the Muslims of the Subcontinent. Lawrence College administration has always endeavoured to familiarise the students with the message and philosophy of Iqbal. It is evident in the form of Bazm-e-Iqbal, Gosha-e-Iqbal, Iqbal Gallery and Qandeel-e-Iqbal (A course on Iqbaliat). Iqbal Day, 9th of November is annualy celebrated with great zeal and zest in order to recall the outstanding contribution of our great national leader and poet.                          

The chief guest on this important occasion was Dr. Haroon-ur-Rasheed Tabassum. He is an expert in Iqbaliat and is author of more than 160 books, including a large number of titles on Iqbaliat. 

In his address, the Chief Guest, highlighted the important aspects of the philosophy in the poetry of Allama Iqbal and the need to understand Iqbal in the true sense. He quoted some interesting incidents from the life of Allama Iqbal and his noble parents. He advised the students to learn from the life of Allama Iqbal who had a deep love and devotion for learning. The chief guest appreciated the Principal for attaching great importance to the thoughts of Iqbal and character building of the students.

At the end of his address, the students asked a few thought-provoking questions which were responded by the guest speaker in a pertinent way.

The Principal, in his closing remarks, thanked the chief guest for such an interesting talk and stated that LCGG would like to repeat the episode with him whenever possible. He also presented the College souvenir to the guest.


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Thanksgiving Lunch, 2022

The Senior School hosted a Thanksgiving Lunch on 3rd November, 2022 to support-staff of Senior School mess. The sumptuous lunch served to them by the Intermediate class was to recognize and reciprocate their tireless services. The event was organized by the Intermediate Class under the guidance of the Vice Principal/Headmaster and the Housemasters.  The lunch was held in the Senior School Hall.

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 worthy Principal brought rosy smiles to the worked-out faces of his guests by personally ensuring their comfort throughout the lunch. He had already directed the conveners to make apt arrangements for the attendees. The Gallians of Inter 2022-23, including all the Prefects, took pride in serving the support-staff with smiles and caring attitude; translating their worthy 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 memorable 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.

Through this historic ceremony, the Principal also inculcated into the students, the worth of noble human and Islamic values that go hand in hand. Brushing aside sternly conventional administrative work-ways, the worthy Principal has always advocated and practised a more embracing and natural administrative panache and aura, where education must not only remain a prerogative of the privileged class, but it must expand its wings also to accommodate, train and refine all and sundry working in an educational institution. This is the true essence of education that the student community at Lawrence College will relish and utilize throughout their lives.


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Air Marshal Masood Akhtar addresses the Gallians

Air Marshal Masood Akhtar, Chairman Azad Jammu Kashmir Public Service Commission, talked to the Gallians on 2nd of November, 2022. The session was attended by the Intermediate Class, heads of the schools and housemasters of Senior School. 

Air Marshal Masood Akhtar served in Pakistan Air Force as the Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Training). Before this, he also served as Chief Instructor at the National Defence University, Islamabad. 

In an interactive session, the guest speaker had a detailed discussion on different aspects of personality and qualities that are a pre-requisite of a balanced person. He covered all those qualities which the students need to develop in themselves, particularly those desiring to join the armed forces of Pakistan. He emphasised on the importance of verbal and non-verbal reasoning. He told them about a number of skills required for ISSB and for life. 

The students found the session quite interesting and useful. The Principal thanked the guest speaker for sparing precious time for a wonderful talk.


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Inter-House Flowers Identification Competition at Prep School

The relationship between human beings and flowers is very special. No one can deny the aesthetic pleasure associated with flowers. Besides being essential to life on the earth, plants and flowers 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 visual appeal to a landscape coupled with their power to filter the air.

To instill love and respect for flowers, an Inter-House Flowers Identification Competition was held in Prep School on Monday, 31st October, 2022. The Principal Lawrence College, Brig Mujahid Alam (Retd), was the chief guest.  Twenty-four boys of Class-5, 6 and 7 participated in the competition.

The boys were tested in individual and team round format with increasing difficulty level. The common and botanical names of the flowers alongwith their pictures were shared with the boys a week before the contest. More than 70 kinds of flowers were displayed on projector which were available in Lawrence College other than wild flowers.

The participants identified the flowers and plants with the help of their shape, colour, leaves, stems, petals etc. Mr. Shahzada Khurram Iftikhar, Lecturer in Science and his team organized the competition. Peake House got first position followed by Wightwick House. The young Gallians enjoyed the contest and learnt a lot about plants and flowers.

The Principal Lawrence College, Brig Mujahid Alam (Retd), in his short address, appreciated the skills of the boys in responding to the questions in both rounds. He shared that the plants and flowers connect us in a social web and give us message of hope, peace and harmony. This competition was initiated for the first time in 2021 by the Principal LCGG.


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Prep School Enjoys a Day Out at Twin Cities

A day out gives young people the chance to experience cultures, respect differences, and develop new friendships alongwith widen their range of observation and knowledge. Besides increasing people’s civic sense, a day out nurtures freedom, team work and communication skills in the students. The experience of travelling makes them independent individuals and helps polishing their life skills.
The young Gallians of Prep School went on a trip to Islamabad on Thursday 27, October 2022. The boys enjoyed the winding road leading from GG to twin cities. The young boys enjoyed one of the greenest and the finest tourist points on the Foot Hills of Himalaya. They took pleasure in observing the monkeys playing on the brinks of the road. The boys passed their journey in gossip and music. The boys reached Joyland which was their first phase of the tour. Joyland Rawalpindi is well known for its exciting and thrilling rides and food courts. Gallians enjoyed thrill rides of Tornado, Capital Eye, free fall, bumping cars and many more. Tornado, which is a merry-go-round on fast-moving baskets that are hung by cables, was pretty exciting too. The boys enjoyed the scenic beauty from the plains of Rawat to Margalla Hills on capital Eye – a huge ferris-wheel. In gaming arcade, they played different games and tested their nerves in haunted houses. Ride on roller-coaster and experience of passing through water channel was also unique and fascinating.
After 12.30 pm, the contingent headed for Giga Mall. The grandeur, serenity and purity of this grand Mall impressed the boys. The boys scattered on different floors and explored the mall from end to end. They spent quality time in playing video games, enjoying motion ride and sharing edibles in the food courts besides shopping for their kith and kin. This caravan of unbeaten energy reached Lake View Park after Asar. The park is a recreational area and wildlife spot located along the Rawal Lake. It is an amazing recreational place of high standards and the boys enjoyed adventure sports like wall-climbing, quad bikes, boating and pirate ship besides aviary. After Isha, the young Gallians entered the College gates in a jubilant mood.


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Prep School Participates in 205th Birth Anniversary of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan at Sir Syed Memorial Society Islamabad

Inter-school competitions offer a platform to the students to learn new skills and boost their confidence. It teaches students to step out of their comfort zones and perform different activities, which not only help them to polish a variety of skills but also extend their exposure to the outer world for strong links and bonding. The tradition of taking part in inter-school competitions to groom the young Gallians of Prep School is deep-rooted.

Grammar School Rawalpindi (GSR) organized a programme in collaboration with Sir Syed Memorial Society Islamabad (SSMS) to celebrate the 205th birth anniversary of the great visionary and pioneer of Ali Garh Movement, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan.

The function was held in Dr A Q Khan Auditorium on Thursday, 20 October, 2022. Syed Ahmed Masood, the President of the SSMS, the great great grandson of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, was the chief guest. Mrs Nasreen Iqbal, the Executive Director (GSR), was the chief organizer.

To pay a rich tribute to the unbeaten services of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, a three-fold programme was arranged which included English speeches, Science projects and musical performances. Eighteen schools from the twin cities and Wah Cantt were invited at this auspicious occasion including Prep School, Lawrence College Murree.

After recitation and translation, the Gallians made very impressive speeches on the topics, ‘Sir Syed’s efforts for spreading education and its results,’ along with, ‘Personalities educated from Ali Garh Muslim University and their contribution in Pakistan.’

Aarish Ahmed of Class-5 delivered his thoughts in a very fascinating way followed by Laraib Ali of Class-6. Rahim Khan and Muhammad Asim of Class-7 also brought the contributions of Sir Syed to light in a very striking way.

A Science Project on Water Cycle was presented by Qazi Haider and Hamza Shafqat of Class-7, alongwith M Fozan Mangi and Rohan Ahmed of Class-6, under the kind supervision of Mr Zeeshan Ali – Lecturer in Science. The guests and the participants took keen interest in the project and appreciated the efforts of the young Gallians.

The choir, headed by Mr Imran Suleman, the music teacher, also performed very well and won the applause by the audience. M Azhar Jan, Hassan Talpur, Shokat Riaz of Class-3 and Kanwar Ghazanfar Ali of Class-6 and Abdullah Waqar of Class-7 were the singers. Before the closing of the session, the certificates and medals were given away by the chief guest.

The chief guest, in his address, appreciated all the speakers for delivering impressive and to the point speeches with confidence. He praised the Science projects and musical performance displayed by the schools.

He commended the efforts, put by the Mrs Nasreen Iqbal, the Executive Director (GSR) and her team for making the event beneficial, entertaining and unforgettable.

The Principal Lawrence College, Brig Mujahid Alam (Retd) met the participants on Saturday, 22 October, 2022. He appreciated the participants and assured his full support to send Gallians to join such events in future too.


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Storytelling; the Oldest Form of Education

Stories were told and retold to evolve humankind into a wiser species; alterations had been made to educate people and now they are diversified to understand the global cultural norms. Worldwide, in all cultures, stories passed down from generation to generation as a mean of education and entertainment. In order to revive this oldest form of education, Junior School arranged a Storytelling Evening on 13th October, 2022. It was also telecast live which was viewed by the parents on the shared link of Junior School Face book Page (https://fb.watch/giv7qHtHex/).

The Principal, Brig. (R) Mujahid Alam was the chief guest of the Storytelling Evening. M. Aoun Ayyaz, Dildar Ali Khoso, Uman bin Waqar, M. Khizar Ahmed and Syed M. Abdullah 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 was done by Muhammad Abdullah and Sarim Ahmed Qureshi. 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 viewers. Singers added the oracle in the surrounding.

The Principal lauded everyone’s commendable effort to make the Storytelling Evening enrapturing and captivating. At the end, he congratulated Mrs. Naheed Nadeem (HMJS) for the praiseworthy and triumphant event.


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A good deed done to an animal is as meritorious as a good deed done to a human being

Every year 4th October is celebrated as World Animal Welfare Day. This day is organized to create awareness among the masses about the importance of animals in our ecosystem.

To raise awareness among the Gallians about animals’ wellbeing and global initiative on animals rights Junior School observed World Animal Welfare Day on 10th of October. Muhammad Shahzaib had the opportunity to conduct the event. Azhar Jaan and Huzafia Faheem came out for recitation and translation of a few verses of Holy Quran respectively. Hashir Umair shared hadith of the day. Sarim Ahmed Quraeshi threw light on the importance of animals’ welfare. Some Gallians shared useful, meaningful quotes on animals’ rights with their fellow Gallians.

At the end, HMJS Mrs Naheed Nadeem gave a small but very comprehensive talk on the wellbeing of animals and encouraged boys to take care fowl and fauna around them because their simple small action would bring big differences in their lives and community.


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Founders' Day

162nd Founders’ Day was held in Jamali Stadium on Thursday, 29th September, 2022. The young Gallians put up an excellent show and received great appreciation from the spectators. The chief guest was the Governor of Punjab Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman, a Pakistani politician who is serving as 39th Governor of Punjab, in office since 30th May, 2022. Previously he served as the Minister of State for Education and of Interior and Narcotics Control between 2013 to 2017.  

A large number of guests, Old Gallians and parents attended the function. March past, PT display, gymnastics and archery were the main features of the Founders’ Day proceedings.

The Principal, Brig Mujahid Alam (Retd), presented the Annual Report of the College. He expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Chief Guest and other guests for gracing the occasion. He said that the College administration is doing its best for grooming and training of the students.

The Chief Guest, while addressing the gathering, congratulated all the houses for their commendable performance, particularly Wightwick House for winning the Cock House shield and Walker House for being the runners up. He reminded the young Gallians that the motto of College is purposeful and we need to understand and follow the meaning. He also appreciated the efforts of the College management, faculty and Gallians for the significant development in all spheres of life.

The guests were served with refreshments at the end of the function.

Prior to this function, the Annual Performing Arts Show continued for three days in which a variety show, including songs, dances, English and Urdu plays, was staged. Students of the three schools put in a lot of efforts for making it a wonderful activity.


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Blood Donation

Blood donation is a very noble act of humanity without any discrimination of caste, colour, creed or religion of the blood donor. Donating blood has multiple benefits because it helps to get rid of waste blood from our body and fresh blood is made which keeps us healthier.

When people donate blood they must know that they have done something extremely valuable for society and helped in saving lives. In spite of the rapid and remarkable progress of medical science today, there is no laboratory that manufactures blood. It is only in human beings that human blood is made and circulated. For those who require blood for saving their lives, generous donation from their fellow beings is the only means. Hence, donation rather voluntary donation is the only way of accumulating blood for safe storage to meet emergency requirements for saving lives.

Like every year Lawrence College arranged blood donor day in collaboration with Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) at senior school premises on the 7th of September 2022. This was preceded by informative and motivational talks to eligible students and staff encouraging them to participate in voluntary blood donation. According to medical experts one donation of blood can save as many as three lives.

The enthusiasm amongst the student of senior school for voluntary blood donation was overwhelming this year and record high number of students and staff donated blood to PRCS. The total number of donors was 141. This clearly reflects our students and staffs sense of responsibility, awareness and duty towards society for saving lives. The Principal highly appreciated and commended the spirit and enthusiasm of students and staff. This activity is an important part of character building and personality development of the students.

“The gift of blood is the gift of life, which can only come from generous donors.”


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Helping the flood affected – a National Obligation – Gallians Rise to the Occasion

Torrential monsoon rains have triggered the most severe flooding in Pakistan’s recent history washing away villages and towns leaving around 3.4 million children and millions of families in need of urgent assistance and at increased risk of waterborne diseases, starvation and malnutrition. Thousands of homes have been destroyed while many public health facilities, water systems and schools have been destroyed or damaged. Young children living out in the open with their families with no drinking water, no food, and no livelihood are exposed to a wide range of new flood related risks and hazards from damaged buildings and floodwaters.

All government machinery, armed forces, NGOs and many citizens have mobilised to help the people in dire condition. They are providing food, clothes, drinking water, shelters, medicines and other facilities. Much more is still needed to be done.

It is the duty of each and every Pakistani to help our brethren in need and to provide maximum assistance within our means. Fully realising our social and national responsibility to alleviate the suffering of the affected people the young Gallians, staff and faculty organised voluntary donation in the college. To motivate the students for the said purpose Principal LCGG Brig Mujahid Alam (Retd) addressed the Senior School students and staff and explained to them in detail the havoc this flood has caused and the urgent need for us to respond accordingly.

All the students, faculty and administration of three schools contributed for the noble cause a sum of Rs 1,287,090/- which has been transferred to ‘Akhuwat’. The Principal also spoke to Dr. Amjad Saqib and highly appreciated Akhuwat’s relief work.

Lawrence College Ladies Club also collected the household items, clothes, sweaters, shoes, and many other things to help the people in need.

May Allah ease the suffering of the people in distress and enable us to continue helping those in need during this difficult time.

Defence Day of Pakistan was celebrated at Lawrence College 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 Sudais Adil from Class 1X and translation by Muhammad Ahmad from Class XI. The ceremony was conducted by Saad  Khattak, Prefect Wright House.

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. 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.

Discussing the situation that the people Of Pakistan are facing in the form of recent floods, he stressed upon the need of standing with those affected by the calamity. He appreciated contribution of Gallians towards donation for flood relief and mentioned that a sum of 1.4 million has been donated by Gallians. He made everyone realise that we need to do whatever we can in our capacity to help those who got devastated.

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.


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Lawrence College Entertains Distinguished Guests

Nothing is more overwhelming than entertaining the neglected and isolated elderly homeless people who are abandoned  by their families, on Thursday, 1st September, 2022. We received and welcomed 30 very special guests from Najjat Old Age Home in Rawalpindi. Najjat Old Age Home is a part of Najjat Trust and is a home to elderly homeless people who are abandoned by their families, deprived of the care they need and left alone in the society. 

Realising the importance of some outdoor activity and recreation for residents of old age home, the Principal, once again offered and invited Mr. Azhar Tanveer Malik, one of the founders and director of Najjat Trust, to send the residents of old age home for a day trip to Lawrence College, Murree. 

The invitation was greatly appreciated, resulting in the visit on 1st of September. The group of 30 honourable guests, mostly over 60 years age, was personally welcomed by the Principal, Heads of Schools, faculty members and prefects. The young Gallians led the guests to Hamid Library for refreshments. They were served tea and snacks while the Principal interacted with the honourable guests and thanked them for visiting the college. The guests were devotedly served by the prefects who offered tea and refreshments to the guests. They were shown some College facilities by the prefects and staff, who also ensured personal attention and comfort for all guests. The young Gallians and the staff mixed with the honourable guests. They tried to address their loneliness and spent quality time with them. They listened to their personal accounts and not only learned lessons for themselves but also tried their best to console them. Most of them were suffering because of the ignorance of their own blood relations.

All of us were greatly moved by their personal stories of sadness, loneliness and deprivation. Later on, the guests were served a sumptuous lunch in the company of the Principal, heads of Schools, senior staff and prefects. They were also given warm shawls as token of love. Towards the end of the visit, all the guests looked happy and a bit emotional too. They thanked the Principal, staff and boys for the respect and honour given to them and for being so thoughtful and concerned for them by facilitating such a wonderful and unique visit. The Principal gave them an open invitation to visit Lawrence College whenever they desire in future.  

After about four hours stay with us, our honourable guests returned to Rawalpindi with smiles on their faces and happiness in their hearts. May Allah ease their difficulties and bless them with comfort and happiness.


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Senior School Inter House Conduct Cup

Senior School Inter House Conduct Cup, 2022
House Positions
1st Wightwick House
2nd Walker House
3rd(Shared) Peake House & Wright House

 

Senior School Cricket A League Competition

Senior School Cricket A League Competition, 2022
House Positions
1st Wright House
2nd Walker House
3rd Peake House
4th Wightwick House
Best Player Cricket A League
Muhammad Ramish Wightwick House

 

Senior School Inter House Declamation (Seniors)

Urdu
Individual Positions
1st Ch. Ghulam Mustfa Goraya Walker House
2nd Ch. Abdul Raheem Goraya Walker House
3rd Muhammad Sohail Shehzad Peake House
4th Shared by Muhammad Saad Amjad
Azmir Hassan
Peake House
Wright House
House Positions
1st Walker House
2nd Peake House
3rd Wright House
English
Individual Positions
1st Muhammad Ramish Wightwick House
2nd Muhammad Aayan Qamar Wightwick House
3rd Ali Shehryar Peake House
4th Shared by Muhammad Azam Mumtaz
Muhammad Abdul Rafay Bhatti
Wright House
Wright House
House Positions
1st Wightwick House
2nd Peake House & Wright House (Shared)
4th Walker House


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Senior School Inter House Declamation (Juniors)

Urdu
Individual Positions
1st Saad Musa Mushtaq Peake House
2nd Ibtasm Muzamil Dogar Walker House
3rd Muhammad Ali Khan Wright House
Consolation Prize Muhammad Arsham Wightwick House
House Positions
1st Wright House
2nd Walker House
3rd Peake House
English
Individual Positions
1st Musa Ghani Khan Walker House
2nd Ajlaan Abbas Wright House
3rd Faiq Fareed Walker House
Consolation Prize Noor ul Eman Wightwick House
House Positions
1st Walker House
2nd Wright House
3rd Wightwick House


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Prep School Badminton Cup

Prep School Badminton Cup, 2022
House Positions
1st Wright House
2nd Walker House
Best Player: Daud Imran

Prep School Basketball A League

Prep School Basketball A League, 2022
House Positions
1st Wright House
2nd Wightwick House
Best Player: Abdullah Tahseen

Prep School Basketball B League

Prep School Basketball B League, 2022
House Positions
1st Wright House
2nd Peake House
Best Player: Ehtisham ul Haq

Prep School Urdu Speech Competition

Prep School Urdu Speech Competition, 2022
Individual Positions

Class V

Name of Student

Position

House

Abdul Raheem Abdullah

1st

Peake

Dur-e-Haider

2nd Wright
Shahzain Haider 3rd

Wright

Class VI

Name of Student

Position

House

Awais Khawar

1st Peake

Muzamil Asghar
Ahmed Zafar

2nd

Walker and Wightwick

Class VII

Name of Student

Position

House

Mubashir Ali

1st Walker

Jawad Akbar

2nd

Walker

Chiragh Akbar

3rd

Peake

House Positions
1st Peake House
2nd Wright House
3rd Walker House


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Prep School Qirat Competition

Prep School Qirat Competition, 2022
Individual Positions

Class V

Name of Student

Position

House

Muhammad Anas Khan (CDB)

1st

Wright

Shanawar Abbas

2nd Wightwick
M Zakriya and M Fahad Khan 3rd

Walker and Wightwick

Class VI

Name of Student

Position

House

Muhammad Shaheer Khan

1st Peake

Ahmed Zafar

2nd

Wightwick

Adeel Khan 3rd

Wightwick

Class VII

Name of Student

Position

House

Abdul Aziz and Alyan Azmat

1st Wright and Wightwick

Abdullah Waqar

3rd

Wightwick

House Positions
1st Wightwick House
2nd Wright House
3rd Walker House


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Prep School Inter House Cricket A League Competition

Prep School Inter House Cricket A League Competition
House Positions
1st Wright House
2nd Walker House
3rd Peake House
Best Player
Rafay Raza Hussain Wright House

Prep School Inter House Cricket B League Competition

Prep School Inter House Cricket B League Competition
House Positions
1st Walker House & Wright House
3rd Peake House & Wightwick House
Best Player
Ehtisham ul Haq Wright House

Prep School Inter House Hockey A League Competition

Prep School Inter House Hockey A League Competition
House Positions
1st Wightwick House
2nd Peake House
3rd Wright House
Best Player
Zubair Ahmed Khan Wightwick House

Prep School Inter House Football A League Competition

Prep School Inter House Football A League Competition
House Positions
1st Wright House
2nd Wightwick House
3rd Walker House
Best Player
M. Hassan Iqbal (MDB) Wright House

Prep School Inter House Football B League Competition

Prep School Inter House Football B League Competition
House Positions
1st Peake House
2nd Wright House
3rd Wightwick House
Best Player
Muhammad Bazeed Peake House

Prep School Inter House PT Competition

Prep School Inter House PT Competition
House Positions
1st Wright House
2nd Wightwick House
3rd Peake House
Best PT Leader
Abdullah Tahseen Wright House

Junior School Singing Competition

Junior School Singing Competition, 2022
House Positions
1st Wright House
2nd Peake House
3rd Walker House
4th Wightwick House
Best Singer
Mir M. Hasaan Talpur Wright House


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Junior School P.T Competition

Junior School P.T Competition, 2022
House Positions
1st Peake House
2nd Wright House
3rd Wightwick House
4th Walker House
Best P.T Leader
Muhammad Javaid Khan Peake House


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Junior School English Speech Competition

Junior School English Speech Competition, 2022
Individual Positions

Class I

Name of Student

Position

House

Muhammad Ibrahim Azmat (CDB)

1st

Wightwick

Arbab Muhammad Arshan

2nd Wright
Muhammad Ibrahim Naik 3rd

Peake

Muhammad Abdullah Khayyat 3rd

Wright

Class II

Name of Student

Position

House

Hashir Umair

1st Wright

Muhammad Hussain

2nd

Peake

Ch. Ahmed Ali Bashir 3rd

Peake

Class III

Name of Student

Position

House

Faraz Haider Khoso

1st Peake

Muhammad Bazil Kibriya (CDB)

2nd

Peake

Azhar Jan 3rd

Wright

Class IV

Name of Student

Position

House

Dilawar Khan

1st

Peake

Muhammad Saadian Ghouri

2nd

Peake

Khizar Ahmed

3rd

Walker

Mir Hazik Ali Talpur

3rd

Wright

House Positions
1st Peake House
2nd Wright House
3rd(Shared) Walker House & Wightwick House
Best Speaker in English Speech Competition
Dilawar Khan Peake House


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Junior School Urdu Speech Competition

Junior School Urdu Speech Competition, 2022
Individual Positions

Class I

Name of Student

Position

House

Muhammad Ibrahim Ehtisham

1st

Peake

Muhammad Ibrahim Sajid (CDB)

2nd Wightwick
Muhammad Yahya Nadeeem 3rd

Walker

Class II

Name of Student

Position

House

Hussain Azmat

1st Peake

Malik Ahmed Yar

2nd

Peake

Hashir Umair 3rd

Wright

Class III

Name of Student

Position

House

Abdul Hadi Waqas

1st Wightwick

Muhammad Junaid Khan

2nd

Peake

Muhammad Hashir Saif 3rd

Wightwick

Class IV

Name of Student

Position

House

Muhammad Arham Habib

1st

Wightwick

Moiz Ahmed

2nd

Wightwick

Tahaa Mushtaq

3rd

Peake

House Positions
1st Wightwick House
2nd Peake House
3rd Wright House
4th Walker House
Best Speaker in Urdu Speech Competition
Muhammad Arham Habib Wightwick House


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Junior School Handwriting Competition

Junior School Handwriting Competition, 2022
Individual Positions of English Handwriting

Class I

Name of Student

Position

House

Rai Muhammad Kan

1st

Wright

Muhammad Saeed

2nd Peake
Qasim Ali 3rd

Wright

Class II

Name of Student

Position

House

Abdul Hadi

1st Walker

Salaar Awan

2nd

Wright

Ch Ahmed Ali 3rd

Peake

Class III

Name of Student

Position

House

Muhammad Junaid

1st Peake

Hassan Sajjad

2nd

Walker

Hasan Talpur 3rd

Wright

Class IV

Name of Student

Position

House

Dildar Ali Khoso

1st

Wightwick

Khizar Ahmed

2nd

Walker

Ehsan ullah

3rd

Peake

Individual Positions of Urdu Handwriting

Class I

Name of Student

Position

House

Ariaz Nadeem

1st

Peake

Ch Paris Ali

1st Wright
Muhammad Ibrahim Zafar 3rd

Wightwick

Class II

Name of Student

Position

House

Abdul Hanan

1st Wright

Abdul Hadi Wato

2nd

Peake

Muhammad Faizan 3rd

Wightwick

Class III

Name of Student

Position

House

Mohib Ahmed

1st Walker

Touseef Javed

2nd

Peake

Muhammad Huzaifa 3rd

Wightwick

Class IV

Name of Student

Position

House

Moiz Ahmed

1st

Wightwick

Ali Irshad

2nd

Walker

Najam ul Saqib

3rd

Peake

House Positions
1st Wright House
2nd Wightwick House
3rd Peake House
4th Walker House


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Welcome Party, Intermediate Part I

Welcoming the new students and new classes has become a tradition at LC.  In this regard, a welcome party was arranged for Class XI on 25th of August, 2022. The function started with recitation from the Holy Quran by Waseem Abbas and translation by Talal Zubair. Muhammad Hammad Class XI, a new entrant, expressed his thanks for such a warm welcome. He thanked his seniors for being cooperative and helping them settling down. Qasim Shamim from Class XI also shared his feelings on the occasion. He said they were glad on being in the Senior School in Class XI. He also thanked the management and teachers for the care that they took in helping them settle down so quickly. The Head Boy, Ahsan Hayat, shared his feelings with the new class. He said that they were like their younger brothers and assured them of full support on behalf of Class XII.

The Principal welcomed the class, specially the newly admitted students. He said that they should have no worry or fear at all and should remain focused on their goals. He advised them to excel through the strength of their character. The Principal thanked the Head Boy, Ahsan Hayat, and Deputy Head Boy, Muhammad Shaheer, for organising and conducting a simple but graceful function in a dignified manner. He appreciated Muhammad Hammad and Qasim Shamim for their excellent remarks and expressed his hope that other students will also strive for significant improvement in their communication skills. He assured them of his full support and that of the faculty. This was followed by scrumptious refreshments for everyone.


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SSC Part - II Result

We feel immense pleasure in sharing this year’s SSC Part-II result, which is again remarkable and better than ever. The result is the outcome of the motivational  guidance of the Principal, Brig Mujahid Alam  (Retd), 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 the pivotal role in bringing such extraordinary improvement as they never relaxed in expending efforts to raise the benchmarks which are synonymous with the College motto ‘Never Give In’.

This year, 51 students appeared for SSC Part-II Examination 2022. 48 students passed their examination by securing A+ Grade, 2 students got A Grade while 1 student secured B Grade. Muhammad Mehdi Zaman stood first by securing 1075 marks with a percentage of 97.73, Muhammad Ali Waqar remained second by obtaining 1067 marks while Badar Ali Sami secured third position by securing 1065 marks.

We present our heartiest congratulations to the high achievers and their proud parents. We wish them the very best of luck for their future endeavours.

Sharing is Caring

“In vain have you acquired knowledge if you have not imparted it to others.” – Deuteronomy Rabbah

Dr. Sajjad Aaheer, Matric 1978, conducted a session on 24th of August 2022 with the LCGG  ladies regarding skin care.

Dr Sajjad, a renowned cosmetologist working in Canada, through this kind gesture displayed his love for his alma mater, giving back to it in his professional capacity.

He shared his specialities, guided the ladies for the latest skin care procedures and their benefits. He also endorsed the significance of healthy thinking for skin and hair maintenance.

Spouses of the male staff members, along with the female staff, attended the talk and highly appreciated his valuable opinions.

We are grateful for his precious time and thoughtful way of contributing innovatively towards the LCGG community and staying connected.

Giving is the Key to Success in all Applications of Human Life

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” 

On behalf of the Principal, staff and young Gallians, we express our gratitude to Dr. Zubair Muhammad Khan, old Gallian (Headboy-1979) for his generous donation of Rs.1,650,000/- for welfare of the junior staff of the College. His kind gesture of concern, care, and remembrance for the junior staff is highly appreciated and marks a shining example for all Gallians. It’s important to mention here that he also donated a handsome amount of Rs.428,000/- for the welfare of LCGG junior staff in 2021.

The college ogranised a simple and dignified ceremony on 23 August 2022, to disburse the financial aid. Two friends of Dr. Zubair and old Gallians, Dr. Sajjad Zahoor Aheer and Muhammad Ullah were present on his behalf. Principal LCGG Brig. Mujahid Alam (Retd) along with School Heads and senior admin staff were also present. The Principal, in his brief introduction, informed the junior staff about the generous donation of Dr. Zubair and expressed his sincere thanks for this noble and thoughtful gesture. He also welcomed and thanked Dr. Sajjad Zahoor Aheer and Muhammad Ullah for their presence. Rs. 5000/ each was distributed among 330 junior staff including cleaners, cooks, ayas, guards, labour, bearers, gardeners and drivers etc. A copy of Dr. Zubair’s message was included in the beautiful envelopes kindly arranged by Dr. Sajjad. His message was also read out by his classfellow Muhammad Ullah conveying his abiding feelings of love, respect and belonging for his alma mater. The junior staff was extremely happy and grateful for this donation of acknowledgement. 

We are grateful to Dr. Sajjad and Muhammad Ullah for facilitating this function on Dr. Zubair’s behalf. We thank Dr. Zubair most sincerely for his compassionate and thoughtful gesture.  May Allah always bless him and his family abundantly.

Investiture Ceremony

In a simple but dignified ceremony, the Prefectorial Board 2022-23 was sworn in on 19th of August, 2022. Like past years, 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 Abdullah Kashif  and translation by Saad Musa from Class VIII. The ceremony was conducted by Abdul Hadi 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:

Head Boy:
Ahsan Hayat Khan (Wightwick House)

Deputy Head Boy:
Muhammad Shaheer (Wright House)

Prefect Day Boys:
Muhammad Ramish (Wightwick House)

College Sports Prefect:
Alam Khan (Walker House)

Prefect Academics:
Muhammad Ahmed (Peake House)

 

Prefects Peake House:
Mian Muzaffar Shah
Ali Imran

Prefects Walker House:
Raza Shah
Abdul Raheem Goraya

Prefects Wightwick House:
Muhammad Bahadur Ali Khan
Ahmad

Prefects Wright House:
Muhammad Roshan Khalid Tarar
Muhammad Saad

The Principal, at the very outset of his address, congratulated the new prefectorial board on assuming their new responsibilities. He advised the junior students to respect their seniors and asked the senior students to take care of the juniors as their younger brothers. He also advised them to remain humble in their life, avoid insolence and appreciate the strengths of others. He warned them to be aware of the negative trends on the social media and told them to use it very carefully. The principal also talked about the importance of displaying appropriate conduct while dealing with the women. He advised them to always behave in a very decent and courteous manner with women as our religion also teaches us so. He advised the students to have a very strong character and further asserted that character is all about integrity and honesty in everything we do. The Principal emphasized on following the role model of greatest personality of the universe, our Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in every field of life. He affirmed that we should be fair, polite and just in our dealings with our fellow human beings because that is the real message of our religion Islam. He educated the students on how our Holy Prophet (PBUH) spent his life and proved himself a role model not only for the Muslims but also for non-Muslims. Towards the conclusion of his speech he told them that they need to take care of their self-esteem and should respect others. On personal traits, the Principal highlighted 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 is not because of any love for the language but because it is need of the hour.

In the end, the Principal congratulated the Prefectorial Board on their new assignments and appreciated the organizers for holding the function in an elegant manner.

Cambridge O' Levels Result, 2022

Performance of our students in Cambridge O’ Levels Examination 2022 proved to be a pride for the staff and students of LCGG. Nine students appeared in the exam and all of them passed with good grades. Talha Muddassar and Muwahid Salman stood first with 89.4%. Sameer Ali Bhatti secured 3rd position with 87.22%.

Continuous support by the Principal and guidance of the Vice Principal played a key role in producing such a good result and no doubt the hard work done by the teachers and students has paid them back.

The Principal commended the faculty and students of the Senior School on the result which is the best in the last five years. The Principal pinned his hope on the faculty for a par excellence performance in the years to come.

Tree Plantation at GG by Habib Bank Limited

At Lawrence College, there is special focus on preserving the greenery and trees at the campus. Every year hundreds of new trees are planted at the campus to keep it evergreen and to make the students realise the importance of trees in our life.

In this regard, a tree plantation activity was organised by Habib Bank Limited at the College campus on 15th of August, 2022. The activity was led by Mr. M. Nassir Salim, Executive Vice President and Head Branch Banking HBL. He was accompanied by an Old Gallian, Mr. Sohail Siraj Raja, Head Branch Banking HBL North Region.

During the campaign, both the esteemed guests, along with the Principal Lawrence College, planted trees in the Senior School. In total, the Habib Bank team gifted 700 plants to the College and promised to plant a number of fruit trees in the coming season. The students of Senior School also participated in the tree plantation campaign and planted a number of plants.

The Principal thanked Mr. Nassir Salim, Mr. Sohail Siraj Raja and their team for organizing such a wonderful activity which is a necessity for everyone at Lawrence College. He particularly thanked Mr. Nassir Salim who travelled all the way from Karachi to Murree to be a part of the tree plantation.

Independence Day

Independence Day is celebrated every year at Lawrence College with great verve and enthusiasm. This year too, all the students were eager to participate in the Independence Day celebrations.

The Chief Guest of the Independence Day celebrations was Principal Lawrence College Brig Mujahid Alam (Retd). The celebrations started with combined assembly of three schools in the Senior School lawn. National flag was hoisted, na’ra-e-Pakistan was raised and dua was offered for the progress and prosperity. On the occasion, the Principal said, “There is no doubt that it is the day of joy and celebrations because the gift of the freedom of liberty is the most precious gift that a nation or people can have. We should be eternally grateful to the founding fathers of the Pakistan Movement, starting from Muhammad Ali Jinnah and all his companions, to the millions of common people who gave the ultimate sacrifice with their life and with their blood, so that today we are living in a free country and this is what we must acknowledge without any hesitation. He further said that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a man of unimpeachable integrity and character. Even his political rivals acknowledged him for his honesty. He also said that it is a day of reflection and introspection.

After the flag hoisting in the lawn, the students and staff of Senior School moved to Hamid Hall where the main function was held. The function started with recitation from the Holy Quran by Muhammad Hamza Umar from Class XI and translation by Siddique from Class XI. Speeches by Rehan Malik from Class VIII and Muhammad Maaz Akhter from Class XI highlighted the sacrifices and struggle of our forefathers in creation of Pakistan. A milli naghma was wonderfully sung by Muhammad Anas Bilal from Class XI and Atif Zardari from O-II. Ahsan Hayat from Class XII conducted the function efficiently. A video explaining the meanings of the National Anthem of Pakistan was shown. A documentary showing the sacrifices of Indian Muslims was also shown. Mr Ahmedyar, Lecturer Pakistan Studies Department, talked about the positive side of Pakistan.

The chief guest highlighted the great contribution of Muslim leaders in creation of a separate homeland for Muslims. He said that we need to root out prejudices, extremism and sectarianism, so that we can build an inclusive, tolerant and moderate society. In the end, he commended all the participants for their confidence and delivery.

Junior and Prep Shools held their functions in the respective schools so that maximum number of students from each school could be a part of these celebrations.


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Lawrence College participates in Mid-Summer Flower Show at PC Bhurban, 2022

According to Marcus Tullius Cicero, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything, you need.” Keeping this spirit in mind, Principal Lawrence College, Brig Mujahid Alam (Retd), since his arrival, has included improvement in the libraries of three schools and beautification of the College among top priorities.

The horticulture department of the College has been made very active regarding beautification of the College premises. Maintain the practice of last few years, Lawrence College participated in the Mid-Summer Flower Show organized by the National Horticulture Authority at PC Bhurban, Murree on 13th of August, 2022. Eight organizations participated in the show. People of all age groups came in large number to see the nature`s beauty.

Lawrence College participated in all the eight categories, besides individual participation. All the visitors and members of the Jury appreciated the beautiful display of a huge variety of flowers by Lawrence College, with an eye catching arrangement. Lawrence College grabbed 3 trophies and 3 shields alongwith a cash prize of Rupees 34000. Overall we stood first. Prof. Dr. Habib Ali  Bukhari, Vice Chancellor Kohsar University Murree, was the Chief Guest who distributed prizes among the winning teams and individuals. The achievement of our 22 proud gardeners was also acknowledged and celebrated by the Principal through a scrumptious tea party and a cash prize of Rs.3000 for each member of the team and Rs.5000 for the Head Mali.


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Flora Identification Competition

The world is full of flowers. Flowers add beauty to nature and to our community.  They are of different shapes, sizes, colours, and textures that provide interest, variety, and aesthetic appeal to a landscape.

To instill love and respect for nature, a “Flora Identification Competition” was organised in Junior School, on Thursday, 29th July, 2022. Twelve boys from each house participated in the competition. The participants identified the plants and flowers with the help of leaves, stems, fruits, petals etc. Mrs.Sher Bano and Mrs Rozina, organized the competition. Event started with the holy verses of Holy Quran, recitation and translation was done by Muhammad Javed and Muhammad Jahanzeb of Class IV.

Mrs Naheed Nadeem, HMJS, announced the names of the winners. Wright House stood first in the competition, Walker House was the runners up and Peake House got third position. Later in her short address, she appreciated the skills of the boys in identifying the plants and flowers.


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Prep School English Speech Competition 2022

Prep School English Speech Competition, 2022
Individual Positions

Class V

Name of Student

Position

House

Aarish Ahmed Khan

1st

Peake

M Abdul Hadi

2nd Walker
Bilawal Khan 3rd

Peake

Class VI

Name of Student

Position

House

M Shaheer Khan

1st Peake

Laraib Ali

2nd

Walker

Mian Mazhar Shah 3rd

Peake

Class VII

Name of Student

Position

House

Sahibzada Dawood Anwar

1st Peake

M Hassan Iqbal

2nd

Wright

M Raahim Khan Kakar 3rd

Wightwick

House Positions
1st Peake House
2nd Walker House
3rd Wright House
Best Speaker English
Sahibzada Dawood Anwar Peake House


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Colts of Army Burn Hall College Visit Prep School

The prevalent concept about sports being considered only a co-curricular activity has been reinstated with the theory that sports is not just a co-curricular activity but indeed an integral part of modern curriculum which helps in the holistic development of a child.

The colts of Army Burn Hall College Abbottabad visited Lawrence College, Ghora Gali, Murree, on Saturday 3 July, 2022. Hallians and Gallians of Prep School played football and basketball matches.

Mr Imtiaz Akhtar Ranjha, the Headmaster Prep School, staff and prefects received the guests. The caravan of sixty colts from ABHC was headed by the Principal, Brig Dr Muhammad Naveed, along with his staff.

After enjoying refreshments at the Staff Club, the guests were taken to Hamid Library in Senior School. They also visited Quaid and Iqbal Galleries in the Senior School library. They took keen interest in state-of-the-art library and highly motivating galleries.

The guests visited Senior School Gym and enjoyed different exercise equipment. After spending a happy half an hour at Clock Tower followed by a photo session, the guests went to the College Chapel.

At 4.30 pm, the colts of both schools were ready to face each other in the grassy field of Prep School to play a football match because there was nothing like a friendly match to liven up a day. The teams of grade-6, with unbeaten energy, made a number of beautiful moves to send the ball into the goal but both teams couldn’t succeed in their attempts. The audience witnessed a quality but drawn match. The mesmerizing weather made the whole environment dream like.

After a sumptuous tea break in honour of the guests, the Green (ABHC) and Yellow Shirts (PS) were ready to challenge each other in basketball court. From end to end, the skillful play kept the audience spellbound and both the teams exhibited their best talent. At the end, Prep School team won the match by 44-11.

Friendly matches like these certainly go a long way in fostering a strong sense of community spirit and sportsmanship. The shields and souvenirs were exchanged with a hope that the visit and friendly matches will open a new era of relationship between the sister institutions and these ties may be strengthened in the coming years.


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Pure essence of life is to serve humanity

A very important responsibility of the state and society is to properly look after its citizens who are physically and mentally challenged and need special support and care. Our religion also enjoins us to show love, affection and care for such people. Children with such needs fall in a special category requiring even greater empathy, love and support. The human rights of children with disabilities have been reaffirmed in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) since its adoption in 2006.

LCGG has always shown compassion and empathy for students with special needs, challenges and impairment. As part of our wider responsibility for betterment of Pakistani society, we have established and maintain close contact and relationship with Special Education Centre in Jhika Gali, Murree that has about 100 special students having physical, mental, intellectual and sensory impairments. We regularly invite their students and staff to our annual functions and also provide our grounds and facilities for their annual sports day. The Principal Brig. Mujahid Alam (Retd) frequently visits them and we also organise visits of our students to the centre to spend time with the special children and distribute little tokens of love among them. 

The prime objective of these activities is to make these children feel happy, excited, motivated and to inculcate the feeling of inclusiveness among these children and Gallians as well. In the same context, the children of Special Education Centre Murree were invited by the Principal on Thursday, 23rd June 2022 to spend a day at LCGG and have fun with our young Gallians.

A group of 60 special children (girls and boys) and 10 faculty members were our honourable guests on Thursday 23rd June, 2022. Their beaming faces clearly reflected their joy and excitement. They visited various parts of the college, got their photographs taken and enjoyed a bright sunny day at the Clock Tower. We organised their participation in art activities in the art room, singing and playing instruments in the music room and games in the playing field. They took part in various competitions and races according to their challenges. At the end of sports activities cups were awarded to the winners. In all the activities, prefects of Prep and Junior schools, PTIs and concerned teachers continuously facilitated the children. 

The special children greatly enjoyed the swings and the mini zoo in Prep School field and the glow on their faces after these activities were priceless. They were served scrumptious snack boxes with juices. Principal addressed this group of pure and innocent souls and assured them of full support and cooperation, wherever possible. Gift bags were also distributed among the special guests at the end of the day. It was also a great learning experience for our young Gallians and staff who have surely developed greater understanding, empathy, love and affection for special children.


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Beautiful addition of Outdoor Gyms and Turf in LCGG

In boarding school, exercise is an essential part of the students’ daily routine. Physical activity not only keeps them fit, active and healthy, it also satisfies some of their emotional needs. Sports can teach children qualities like leadership, endurance, teamwork, and many more life skills. Modern facilities play a vital role in encouraging students to take part in sports events. Therefore, at LCGG significant efforts have been made to improve the image of sports and service quality of the college sports facilities. The senior management takes keen interest in updating the college amenities and providing the students with the best possible resources.

Recently, two new outdoor gyms, made of all weather material, have been set up in the Prep School and Senior School which is yet another achievement of LCGG. The outdoor gyms will improve the physical strength, flexibility, and endurance of LCGG boys. In the Senior School, the area in front of Jamali Stadium’s main gate and the area in Prep School, adjacent to Basketball Court have been used to establish these outdoor gyms. The boys are very happy and excited to use these outdoor gyms in fresh air and beautiful environment. 

Another addition, artificial turf has been laid in the two old basketball courts in the Senior School premises to make it a state-of-the-art hockey ground. Artificial turf is a safe alternative to the real grass, and boys can play hockey even during and just after the rain. The boys will get excellent opportunity to practice playing on the turf which will ultimately help them compete with different sister institutions that already have such facilities.

Now a days these new areas have become the center of attention for all the students and even staff members. These new sporting additions will further enhance the students’ interest and passion for games.


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Farrukh Sageel leaves us Grieved and Shocked

We are extremely grieved at the untimely death of our dear student Farrukh Sageel (Inter19 – Walker House).

Farrukh got an injury while swimming which proved fatal.

Farrukh was admitted to Lawrence College in 2017 on scholarship. After completing his Inter from the College in 2019, he was admitted to King Edward Medical University where he was student till his death.

Farrukh was a hardworking and talented student who always did excellent in academics. 

The Principal, faculty and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Farrukh Sageel. May Allah bless his soul in eternal peace!

An illustrious Old Gallian, Shamim Saif Ullah Khan, passes away

We are grieved at the sad news of the death of a distinguished Old Gallian, Shamim Saif Ullah Khan (Peake House 1950-54). Shamim Saif Ullah was a highly distinguished and well known educationist and former Principal of Aitchison College Lahore. He was a principled man who believed in discipline and merit.

Shamim Saif Ullah was born to Saadullah Khan in Mohammad Nari area of Charsadda. He got his education from England. He remained Principal of Aitchison College, Lahore, from 1994 to 2008 and again from 2013 to 2014. He was the grandson of Dr. Khan Sahib, former chief minister of the then North West Frontier Province, now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Khan Sahib was brother of Khudai Khidmatgar Tehreek’s founding leader Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, commonly known as Bacha Khan.

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Ayaz Sadiq, Asfandyar Wali Khan and other known politicians, civil and military officers, bureaucrats and businessmen remained his students.

He was an excellent human being, a thorough gentleman and a seasoned educationist.  

The Principal, faculty and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Mr. Shamim Saif Ullah. May Allah bless his soul in eternal peace!

Beautiful Extension and Renovation of Prep School Mosque

A mosque is a primary religious institution in Islam. It is a symbol of unity and strength and has a very lofty and pivotal role in the process of community development.

The Prep School Mosque was constructed in 1984. Because of the increasing number of worshippers, the mosque needed extension therefore it was decided to build an upper portion. The extension and renovation of the mosque was started in late 2021 and the finishing touches were given in the month of May, 2022. It was opened for prayers on Tuesday, 31st May, 2022.

The main hall of newly raised first floor covers an area of 1800 square feet in a rectangular shape. It has a capacity to accommodate more than 250 persons. The newly constructed verandas on both floors have a capacity to accommodate around 100 persons for prayers. After extension, the capacity has more than doubled to about 500 persons.

The day light is harvested with the help of a large skylight window in the roof, three glass doors and ten large arched glass windows. These sliding-windows will ensure proper ventilation and also give a beautiful panoramic view of the pine-covered surroundings. Eye-catching green colour prayer mats from end to end add extra beauty and grace to the main hall. Its facade attracts the worshippers and on lookers equally. The green marbled columns with silver outlines fascinate and give more grace and serenity to the grand entrance.

To ensure a link between the devotees of ground and upper floors, a camera and screen have been fixed for smooth following of Imam during congregations. New sound system has been installed and the down lights from false ceiling throw ample light to brighten up interior from dusk to dawn.

Upper portion is given access with the help of marble-steps on both sides with twinkling chrome railing. The chrome grill, with two openings at both sides, draws the front outer margins of this beatific place of prostration.

The Principal has specially commended and appreciated our Sub-Engineer Mr. Islah ud Din who designed and supervised all works ensuring high quality and excellent finish. He and his team worked with great dedication, honesty and interest.  After major extension and renovation of Senior School mosque in April 2021, now we have a very beautiful and largely extended and renovated mosque in the upper estate of the College which will meet the needs of the coming decades. This major work of extension and renovation of Prep School mosque has been made possible with the blessings, help and grace of Allah Almighty.


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Distinguished faculty members from Oxford and Kohsar University visit LCGG

A delegation comprising 15 faculty members from Kohsar University Murree, along with Dr. Luis Fernando Alday, Professor of Mathematics Oxford University UK, visited Lawrence College on Monday, 23rd of May, 2022. The delegation was led by Prof. Dr. Habib Ali Bokhari, Vice Chancellor of Kohsar University. 

Principal Lawrence College welcomed them in his office. During their meeting with the Principal LCGG, Brig. Mujahid Alam (Retd), different areas of collaboration were discussed in detail.  The faculty of KUM invited the Principal and faculty to a seminar being conducted by Dr. Luis Fernando Alday of Oxford University. 

The delegation visited College museum, library and some areas of senior school and admired the grandeur of this historical institution and acknowledged its enviable repute since its establishment. 

In pursuit of the invitation by KUM, four faculty members from LCGG attended the seminar on “Conformal Field Theory’’ by Dr. Luis Fernando Alday on 24 May 2022.


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Lawrence College Welcomes Very Special Guests

Friday, 20th May, 2022 was a very happy and unique day for Lawrence College, when we received and welcomed 25 very special guests (15 female & 10 male) from Najjat Old Age Home in Rawalpindi. Najjat Old Age Home is a part of Najjat Trust, established in 1992, and is a home to elderly homeless people who are abandoned by their families, deprived of the care they need and left alone in the society.

About two months back, the Principal, Brig. Mujahid Alam (Retd) was informed about Najjat Old Age Home and he established contact with Mr. Azhar Tanveer Malik, one of the founders and director of Najjat Trust. The Principal greatly appreciated the social welfare services of the Trust. Realising the important and urgent need for some outing and recreation for residents of old age home, the Principal offered and invited Mr. Azhar Tanveer Malik to send their residents for a day out to Lawrence College, Murree. 

The invitation was greatly appreciated, resulting in the visit of 20th May. The group of 25 honourable guests, mostly over 60 years age, was personally welcomed by the Principal, Heads of Schools, senior staff and prefects.  The young Gallians led the guests to Hamid Library for refreshments. They were served tea and snacks while the Principal interacted with the honourable guests and thanked them for visiting the college. They were shown some college facilities by the prefects and staff, who also ensured personal attention and comfort for all guests. The young Gallians and the staff mixed with the honourable guests. They tried to address their loneliness and spent quality time with them. They listened to their personal accounts and not only learned lessons for themselves but also tried their best to console them. Most of them were suffering because of the ignorance of their own blood relations and were recalling the teaching of the Holy Quran about respecting the parents: 

“Your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him, and do good to parents. If any one of them or both of them reach old age, do not say to them: uff (a word or expression of anger or contempt) and do not scold them, and address them with respectful words, and submit yourself before them in humility out of compassion, and say, “My Lord, be merciful to them as they have brought me up in my childhood.” (Surah: Al-Isra, Verse: 23,24)

All of us were greatly touched by their personal stories of sadness, loneliness and deprivation. Later on, the guests were served a sumptuous lunch in the company of the Principal, Heads of Schools, senior staff and prefects. They were also given small gifts. Towards the end of the visit, all the guests looked happy and a bit emotional too. They thanked the Principal, staff and boys for the respect and honour given to them and for being so thoughtful and concerned for them by facilitating such a wonderful and unique visit. The Principal gave them an open invitation to visit Lawrence College whenever they desire in future.

After about five hours stay with us, our honourable guests returned to Rawalpindi with smiles on their faces and happiness in their hearts. May Allah ease their difficulties and bless them with comfort and happiness.


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An illustrious Old Gallian, Mr. Aseff Ahmed Ali, passes away

We are grieved at the sad news of the death of a distinguished Old Gallian, Mr. Aseff Ahmed Ali.

Sardar Aseff Ali Daulla was a well known Pakistani politician who served as the Minister for Economic Affairs from 1991 to 1993. He served as 18th Foreign Minister of Pakistan from 1993 to 1996. He has also served as the Minister for Education and Federal Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunications between 2008 to 2010.

He did his Senior Cambridge from Lawrence College in 1959. After that he did his BA from 1959 to 1962 and did his BA (Hons) from 1963 to 1966. He had a deep association and love for Lawrence College. He always considered his stay at Lawrence College as the golden period of his life.

Mr. Aseff was an excellent human being, a thorough gentleman and seasoned politician. Along with being a statesman with exceptional qualities, he was a good painter and had deep love for literature.

The Principal, faculty and Gallians express their sincerest condolence to the family and friends of Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali. May his soul rest in eternal peace!

Another Shining Example of the Gallian Spirit

Some old Gallians continue their invaluable contribution towards the progress and welfare of Lawrence College. The most recent example is of Mohammad Ali Baloch Inter 89 who has donated a handsome amount of Rs. 500,000 for the College Junior Staff Welfare Fund.

He is an inspiring example of a great alumnus in true spirit, giving back to his alma mater in the Holy month of Ramazan.

The Principal highly appreciated his selfless act of generosity and positive approach. 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 Mr Mohammad Ali Baloch for his generosity and concern towards his alma mater.

Helping those in need is not charity, it is Humanity

Empathy and humanity have always been practicing values of many Gallians.

Alumni of LCGG continue to set benchmarks in this regard for future generations through giving back to their alma mater. The most recent being from ‘Gallians Welfare Trust of Matric 1988’ who donated Rs.476,500 this year. This amount is being utilized for disbursal of Ramazan ration bags for 315 junior staff and educational grant for sons of junior staff of the college.

The principal, staff and students express their sincere thanks and appreciation to  ‘Gallians Welfare Trust of Matric -1988’ and in particular to the following Gallians of the Trust:

Mr. Shamoon Siraj
Mr. Shoaib Mushtaq
Mr. Azhar Babar
Mr. Faisal Mumtaz Butt
Mr. Mubashair Hayat
Mr. Mohammad Ali
Mr. Noman Yousaf

It is worthwhile to mention  that ‘Gallians Welfare Trust of Matric 1988’ is the only class of old Gallians that regularly contributes for the welfare of their alma mater. May Allah bless them manifold to continue and strengthen their community welfare projects.

Senior School Observed Death Anniversary of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal

The 84th death anniversary of Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal was observed  at Lawrence College to acknowledge his struggle and services for a separate homeland for the Muslims of the Subcontinent. Senior School revived the essence of Iqbal’s thought in their discussions and documentaries shown in different classes. They discussed that Iqbal is not just a name but an ideology, which sprouted the initial hope of an independent land for Muslims of the Subcontinent in the form of Pakistan. We should draw inspiration from Iqbal’s ‘Shaheen’ that stands for courage, purity of soul and noble character, devotion and dedication, endeavours and endurance to become responsible members of society infused with the attributes of a devout Muslim.

Principal Lawrence College has always endeavoured to familiarize the students with the message and philosophy of Iqbal. It is evident in the form of Bazm-e-Iqbal, Gosha-e-Iqbal (Iqbal corner in the library), Iqbal Gallery and Qandeel-e-Iqbal (A course on Iqbal).


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Lawrence College commemorates the services of Bilquis Bano Edhi

A great humanitarian and philanthropist Bilquis Bano Edhi, a towering figure in the field of social welfare in Pakistan and often referred to as the ‘mother of orphans’, passed away on 15th of April, 2022.

Lawrence College conducted special assemblies in all the three schools to pay homage to the great philanthropist, Bilquis Bano Edhi. She was a Pakistani nurse who helped save lives of over 16,000 babies. She was one of the most active philanthropists in Pakistan. She was co-chair of the Edhi Foundation, one of the largest a charity organization that provided many services in Pakistan including a hospital and emergency service in Karachi.

Students of Junior, Prep and Senior Schools paid tribute to the great social worker and urged the audience to follow her footsteps. Videos were shown highlighting the life and achievements of Bilquis Bano Edhi.

The Principal personally encourages all the students and staff to take active part in social welfare activities. He urges the young Gallians and staff to emulate the lives of great philanthropists and try to follow their examples in a practical way.


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Junior School Qirat Competition

Junior School Qirat Competition, 2022
Individual Positions

Class I

Name of Student

Position

House

Alyaan Bashir

1st

Wright

Ibrahim Ethisham

2nd Peake
Muhammad Musa 3rd

Wright

Class II

Name of Student

Position

House

Abdul Nafay Yasir

1st Peake

Muhammad Saud Khan

2nd

Walker

Muhammad Ayaan 3rd

Peake

Muhammad Hadi Mustafa 3rd

Walker

Class III

Name of Student

Position

House

Mir Hasaan Talpur

1st Wright

Abdul Kareem (CDB)

2nd

Wright

Muhammad Huzaifa (CDB) 3rd

Wightwick

Class IV

Name of Student

Position

House

Muhammad Ahmed (CDB)

1st

Peake

Usman Ejaz

2nd

Walker

Moiz Ahmed

3rd

Wightwick

House Positions
1st Peake House
2nd Wright House
3rd Walker House
4th Wightwick House


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No Moral Value is Greater than Humanity

Happiness is not the outcome of our material gains, but what we strive to give and share with others. LCGG families share the values of empathy and make a deliberate effort to involve each member in the acts of kindness. The Ladies Club of LCGG continues its tradition of multiplying the blessings of Ramzan and making it sweeter for the custodian staff at LCGG. A handsome amount of 30,000 rupees has been contributed by the Ladies. 

A total of Rs. 582650/- has been consumed for 315 ration bags of basic food items for Ramzan which were distributed among the junior staff.

Mr. Agha Zahid, an old Gallian, has generously donated an amount of Rs. 100,000/-. Khawaja Shuja Ullah has donated Rs. 55000/- while Khizar Khalil has donated a sum of Rs. 100,000/-. It shows their love for their alma mater and the life skills they learned at GG. Sheikh Jawad, College uniform contractor has given Rs. 15000/- for supporting staff and a sum of Rs. 25000/- has been donated by the College faculty. The Principal also approved contribution of 2 lac 57 thousand rupees for this noble cause.

The Principal, College staff and students of Lawrence College highly appreciate the passion and spirit of Gallians and staff. We believe it will motivate many others, wherever they may be, to be generous and helpful to the needy in their vicinity.


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A Memorable Gift for Alma Mater by the Old Gallians

A generous heart, kind words and compassion are the components which renew humanity. Following this golden principle, some of the old Gallians have been frequently contributing to their alma mater with different acts of kindness and generosity.

One such old Gallian is Major (Retd) Iftikhar Ali Chatha (Walker House, 1958-1970) who has recently contributed a generous amount of Rupees 2.0 Million to his alma mater for the welfare fund constituted in 2014 to provide scholarships and support to the junior staff of the College.

Earlier in 2016 his twin brother and old Gallian Zulfikar Ali Chatha (Walker House, 1958-1970) also donated one million for the same purpose that was duly acknowledged by the College. Both brothers Iftikhar Ali Chatha and Zulfikar Ali Chatha are very passionate and committed Gallians and wonderful human beings.

The Principal highly appreciated this magnanimous generosity as such gestures of goodwill motivate and inspire the young Gallians to build a kind and caring society and keep the spirit of GG alive.

The Principal, Staff and young Gallians convey their sincere gratitude to Mr. Iftikhar Ali Chatha who has set a remarkable example for other Gallians.

Free of Cost Coaching Classes for Daughters of the Junior Staff

Education is like the light to which all have equal right. Allah has created both men and women equally and has not drawn any distinction between them when it comes to the right of enlightenment. He has bestowed them with the same faculties. Hence, there should be no difference of opinion when it comes to imparting education to women.

Female education is not a new concept, Islam encouraged education and training of women folk 1400 years ago. The last Prophet PBUH had emphasized on education for both men and women.  A good mother raises an educated and civilized citizen, who plays a vital role in nation building.  There’s is no aspect that can refute the importance of female education to raise an individual of character and integrity.

In order to academically facilitate the daughters of the college junior staff, it has been decided by LCGG to officially start an evening coaching school from 30.10.2021. These girls are already attending different local schools and their parents had been paying for their tuition in the evening too. The college is now bearing the expenses of this evening coaching and will ensure a conducive learning environment for the girls, to help them thrive, grow to be strong women and be constructive members of the society, well equipped with the power of education.

This is an extension of the vision to provide quality education to the children of junior staff being a member of the college community, where their boys are already enjoying the Lawrence College education experience. 

Till date more than 70 girls have benefited from this selfless initiative by the Principal of Lawrence College Brig. Mujahid Alam (Retd). In addition to the regular coaching, holiday packs were also provided to these young girls to remain in touch with the studies during winter break and more than 550 age-appropriate books were distributed among them to enhance their writing and reading skills. Nine teachers, paid by the college, have been taking care of these girls in the evening school. We have conducted phonics workshop to help the students in the reading process. Moreover, we are planning to add music and art classes on weekly basis as well, to add in their holistic growth.

We wish and pray that this project continues to benefit these girls for a long period of time and help the girls to be more confident, well-groomed and beneficial for the society. The Principal highly appreciates the selfless devotion and contribution of Mrs. Uzma Afzal, Director of Studies, who is working as coordinator of this important project purely on voluntary basis. She is devoting her personal time after working hours to ensure a very efficient and productive program.


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A Historic Achievement – LCGG becomes member of EOBI

Ever since he arrived in the College, the Principal Brig. Mujahid Alam (Retd) has always been concerned for the welfare of all staff and has given a high priority to this aspect. Many measures have been taken for welfare, specially of the junior staff. It includes, along with many other facilities, support for education and marriage of children, medical assistance, deaths in family, improvement in housing etc.

One important issue, rather a long-awaited dream of the college staff, has been the absence of any pension scheme for them. It has been a serious concern, particularly for the junior staff, that they had no source of income after retirement from College. Realising the great importance of the issue, the Principal was determined to find a worthwhile and sustainable solution. Many discussions were held with Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) which was demanding a huge amount of payment for arrears on the premise that the College should have become a member 40 years back.  Finally, we arrived at a practical and cost-effective solution and by the grace of Allah Almighty, this historic dream was realised on 30th March 2022 when Lawrence College got registered with EOBI. This happy news was shared by the Principal with all staff in a meeting in Hamid Hall. Four Hundred Eleven (411) staff members have become eligible for EOBI benefits with registration dating back to 1st January 2019. EOBI is a government organization and provides four benefits to members: Old-Age Pension, Survivors Pension, Invalidity Pension and Old-Age Grant. The Principal particularly appreciates the important contribution of the College Bursar, Mr. Salim Malik who was engaged in long discussions with EOBI staff. He worked with great dedication and interest to ensure finalisation of the agreement.

The news of registration with EOBI has brought a great sense of satisfaction, happiness and job security for the staff and they highly appreciated all the efforts made in this regard. The staff particularly thanked the Principal who, with his forward-looking approach, has always been very supportive to the staff to the maximum extent possible. We believe that this important and historic development would help further raise the standards of the institution which is, by the grace of Allah Almighty, doing exceptionally well in the contemporary world.


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Visit to PMA Kakul

The intermediate class visited Pakistan Military Academy Kakul on 28th of March, 2022 to witness the Commandant’s parade. 59 students of the class reached PMA Abbottabad at 7 am where they were received by two Gallian officers deputed at PMA, Captain Saeed Akram and Captain Daud Amin Chishti. The officers led them to their enclosure.
The students witnessed the spectacular display of parade which was in fact the full dress rehearsal of the passing out parade. A large number of students from different institutions and other guests were there to enjoy the wonderful display of discipline and skill.
After thd parade, the contingent was briefed by Lt. Col. Murtaza Khalid, CO 2nd Pakistan Battalion, who is himself a proud Gallian from Inter 98. Col. Murtaza gave an inspirational talk to the boys. He told them about all they needed to join the armed forces of Pakistan and to excel after joining Pakistan Army or any other force.

A Warm Send off to Mr. Sajjad Satti, Lecturer Computer Science

It’s hard to say good bye to someone with whom you have spent so many years. Following the same spirit, in a simple but graceful ceremony, the Staff Club members bid farewell to Mr. Sajjad Satti leaving College after serving here for about 10 years.

Mr. Sajjad Satti holds degree of BS in computer science. Throughout his stay, he taught with interest, devotion and keenness. His students respect and remember him for his scholarly discussions and deep insight into the career counselling field.

In his talk to the gathering on the occasion, Mr. Sajjad Satti commented that it was a wonderful experience for him to be a part of Lawrence College where he had a rewarding stay.

The Principal, in his parting note, highly appreciated the commitment and hard work of Mr. Sajjad Satti. He conveyed his best wishes for his future ventures.

It’s sad but new journeys often start by crossing the previous milestones.


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Musical Evening at Opening Dinner of Staff Club

The opening dinner of the Staff Club was held on 25th of March, 2022 in the Staff  Club. The event was attended by members of the Club from faculty and admin staff. Usually a lunch was held at the opening of the year, but this time a dinner has been held to complement it with the musical programme.

A sumptuous meal was served at the start of the evening programme. The meal was followed by a wonderful music programme. For this purpose, Ms. Kanwal Suleiman and Ahsan Suleiman had been specially invited from Lahore to entertain the audience with their melodious voices. College music teacher, Mr. Imran Suleiman also accompanied the guest singers during the programme. The audience fully enjoyed the mesmerizing performance of the singers and musicians who accompanied them.

Secretary Staff Club, Mr. Ishaq Khan, at the outset of his remarks, welcomed three new faculty members who have joined the College recently. He thanked the singers for coming to the College and amusing the club members with their sweet songs. He also thanked the Principal, who is also President of the Staff Club, for his cooperation in provision of different facilities at the Club.

The Principal, in his closing note, highly appreciated the performance of the singers. He said that it was a nice programme with a variety of songs. He also said that we would like to invite the singers again for a programme as everyone enjoyed the performance. He thanked Secretary Staff Club and catering Officer Senior School for making wonderful arrangements for the dinner.


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23rd March, a Day of Commitment

To mark the Pakistan Day, Junior School organized a small but dignified programme.

Saadullah Haider conducted the event. Azhar Jan and Mohib Ahmed called out for recitation and translation of the holy verses from the Holy Book. Muhammad Arham and Abdul Hadi Waqas delivered English and Urdu speeches respectively. Taha Mushtaq shared a poem. Some boys sang national song in their melodious voice and the performers of the cultural show casted spell on their audience with their beautiful cultural attire and regional folk dance. Ms Nabeela Abassi threw light on the history and significance of the day. Short video was shown which helped students to understand the background of Pakistan Resolution Day.

At the end, HMJS Ma’am Naheed Nadeem, gave a food for thought to students that how they could fulfill the dreams of their ancestors which may lead the Pakistan on the road of excellence. The event was ended on the National Anthem.


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Prep School Observes Pakistan Day-2022

Young Gallians celebrated 82nd Pakistan Day on Wednesday, 23 March, 2022. The ceremony was held in Prep School TV Hall. Mr Imtiaz Akhtar Ranjha, the Headmaster Prep School, was the chief guest. Mrs Uzma Afzal, the Director of Studies, also attended the ceremony.

After national anthem, Ali Hassan of Class-6 recited a few beatific verses of the Holy Qur’an and  Muhammad Waseem Khan of Class-7 shared their translation. Chiragh Akbar of Class-7 threw light on the topic, ‘Importance of Pakistan Resolution’, in English. Jawad Akbar of Class-7 made a moving speech at this auspicious occasion in Urdu covering the different phases and aspects of Pakistan Movement.

Both the speakers pinpointed the struggle of the founding fathers of Pakistan Movement. The participants paid honour to the services rendered by Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Sardar Abdul Rab Nishtar, Liaquat Ali Khan and Mohtarama Fatima Jinnah.  

The speakers highlighted the unbeaten struggle of the Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to carve the map of Pakistan on the surface of the earth. Without the leadership and untiring efforts of our beloved Quaid, the making of a separate homeland for the Muslims was not more than a dream.

Ali Musa Kazim of Class-6 infused the national spirit in the audience with his beautiful songs. A documentary was presented by Mr Waqas Nawaz, Lecturer in Social Studies, bringing formative phases of Pakistan to light.

Mr Imtiaz Akhtar Ranjha, the Headmaster Prep School, appreciated the delivery, style and contents of Urdu and English speeches, patriotic songs and documentary. He lauded the support of the staff for arranging Pakistan Day in such a simple but dignified way.


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Pakistan Day, 2022

Lawrence College observed Pakistan Day with traditional zeal and zest. The day started with combined assembly of the three schools in the Senior School lawn. Naa’ra e Pakistan was raised and dua was offered for protection and prosperity of Pakistan. Young Gallians participated in School-wise function which was followed by combined assembly endowed with great spirit of patriotism. 

Senior School:

The Senior School held the main function in Hamid Hall. It started with National Anthem. It was followed by recitation from the Holy Quran by Abdullah Kashif and translation by Saad Musa from Class VIII. Abdullah Syed from Class VIII, Ajlan Abbas from Class IX and Atif Nazeer from Class O-II talked about different aspects of Pakistan Movement, in general and Pakistan Resolution, in particular. A milli naghma was presented by Waqar Ali from Class Vlll. A video was shown by Pakistan Studies Department which highlighted the events that contributed to introduction of Pakistan Resolution and later creation of Pakistan. Syed Basharat Hussain, Head of Pakistan Studies Department, discussed the contribution of great leaders like Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Allama Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam.

 Principal, Brigadier Mujahid Alam (Retd), highly appreciated the staff and students for celebrating Pakistan Day in such a dignified manner. He said that we needed to have introspection and self-examination to better equip ourselves to meet the challenges we encounter. Talking of the leaders of the Pakistan Movement, he said that a number of prominent leaders present on the occasion of the introduction of Pakistan Resolution were Bengalis. They were true and loyal Pakistanis, but unfortunately we couldn’t hold them together with us (the West Pakistan). He further said that we needed to take practical steps to make Pakistan strong and no one else could do that for us.


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Welcome Party, Junior School

On 21st March’22, platform of Junior School was decorated with colourful balloons and characters of the Smurfs to welcome newcomers in cheerful and friendly ambience.
Syed Muhammad Ibrahimd hosted the welcome party. The event was started with the name of Allah. Azhar Jan and Mohib Ahmed did recitation and translation. There was a game of hand wrestling for the boys of Class 1. The support and bond was worth watching that was exhibited during the game. Then some boys of Class 2 presented a “Welcome Song”. Muhammad Hussain delivered the welcome speech and Sarim Ahmed Qureshi in return gave thank you note to show gratitude to the young old Gallians for their unconditional love and support. Then there was a musical chair which was for the newcomers of Class 3. A poem was presented by Class 4 boys to add charm in the party.
At the end guest of the occasion, the worthy Principal Brig (R) Mujahid Alam, gave away the goody packs to the newcomers and in his small talk, he advised old Gallians to support their new buddies and help them whenever they need.


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Prep School Welcomes Newcomers

On Thursday, 17 March, 2022 the Gallians of Prep School welcomed Newcomers and Class-5. The Principal Lawrence College, Brig (Retd) Mujahid Alam, was the Chief Guest.

Qazi M. Haider Khan of Class-7, the stage secretary, was supported by three announcers for the different segments of the ceremony. M. Bilawal Hasnain Khan, Chiragh Akbar of Class-7 and     M. Shaheer Khan of Class-6 added more beauty to the programme as announcers.

Ali Hassan Maken of Class-6 recited a few beatific verses of the Holy Qur’an which were translated by a young Gallian Muhammad Shoaib Imran of Class-7.

Sahibzada Dawood Anwar of Class-7 formally welcomed all the Newcomers and Class-5 in a pleasant way.   He, on behalf of the Principal and Prep School, assured  the Newcomers and Class-5  of  his full support in curricular,  co curricular and other  boarding activities.

Laraib Ali of Class-6, who joined the College as newcomer, delivered his responding speech in a very decent way. Muhammad Mubashir Hussain of Class-5 made an excellent responding speech on behalf of the promoted Class-5.

Shahzada Aayan Ali, a newcomer of Class-5, shared his views on the advantages of buddy system and appreciated the efforts of teaching and non-teaching staff in settling the new boys down. The new boys of grade 5,6 and 7 also participated in musical chair and tower making competition.

The Principal gave away the prizes and medals to the prize winners of IKLC and HRCA including a cash prize of Rupees. 20,000/= to Aman Ullah Khan, Class-6, for securing outstanding position in HRCA Science contest. Another wonderful Gallian of Class-6, Hadi Ahmed Cheema, was given away Gold Medal for standing first in all Pakistan IKLC-2021. Ali Musa Kazim and his choir entertained the audience with a beautiful song.  

In his address, the Principal welcomed the Newcomers and Promoted Class-5 with a hope that they would try their best to take active part in boarding life and its activities with a special focus to follow the commands of Allah the Almighty in Sura al-Hujraat about pleasant social relations. 

The Principal appreciated the delivery, matter, style and confidence of the speakers. He further extended his sincere thanks to the Headmaster Prep School and his team for arranging such a simple but graceful ceremony.


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Welcome Party for Class VIII

Continuing with tradition of the College, Senior School extended a warm welcome to the students of Class VIII on 16th of March, 2022. The Class was gleaming with fresh faces that came to start their new life at the Senior School. The Principal, heads of the admin departments and faculty members of Senior School were present on the occasion.

The ceremony started with recitation from the Holy Quran and its translation by Abdul Wahab and Muhammad  Umer from Class VIII respectively. Muhammad Ali Khan recited dua in his melodious voice .Abdullah Shah and Abdul Muhaimin from Class VIII, in their short speeches, shared their feelings about their start at the Senior School. They said that the teachers and seniors had welcomed them to Senior School with open arms which helped them feel comfortable and at home. They said they were excited about joining the Senior School as the faculty and senior students generously extended their help and guidance. The function was conducted by Head Boy  Nauraiz Masood efficiently. 

The Principal greeted the students and expressed his best wishes for their bright future. He assured them that the Principal himself and everybody at Senior School was there for their support and guidance and that they should have no worry and confusion. He advised them to focus on their studies as that is the prime objective of their presence at the College.


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Wonderful generosity of a Gallian

Wonderful generosity of a Gallian, 2022Wonderful generosity of a Gallian, 2022A generous heart, kind words and compassion are the components which renew humanity. Following this golden principle, some of the old Gallians have been frequently contributing to their alma mater with different acts of kindness and generosity.

One such old Gallian is Major (Retd) Iftikhar Ali Chatha (Walker House, 1958-1970) who has recently contributed a generous amount of Rupees 2.0 Million to his alma mater for the welfare fund constituted in 2014 to provide scholarships and support to the junior staff of the College.

Earlier in 2016 his twin brother and old Gallian Zulfikar Ali Chatha (Walker House, 1958-1970) also donated one million for the same purpose that was duly acknowledged by the College. Both brothers Iftikhar Ali Chatha and Zulfikar Ali Chatha are very passionate and committed Gallians and wonderful human beings.

The Principal highly appreciated this magnanimous generosity as such gestures of goodwill motivate and inspire the young Gallians to build a kind and caring society and keep the spirit of GG alive.

The Principal, Staff and young Gallians convey their sincere gratitude to Mr. Iftikhar Ali Chatha who has set a remarkable example for other Gallians.

Kashmir Solidarity Day, 2022

Lawrence College celebrated Kashmir Solidarity Day on 5th of February, 2022. On this day, we intend to convey a strong message to the world community that every passing second  is adding to the sufferings of Kashmiris and at the same time it is bringing them close to their destination of independence and right of self-determination.

The day started with recitation from the Holy Quran and its translation by Hafiz Muhammad Hassan, Saadullah  and Alam Khan from Class XI. Muhammad Shaheer and  M. Qadeer Khan Class XI, Sameer Ali of Class O-III and Ayyan Qamar from Class X threw light on Kashmir issue and renewed the pledge, on behalf of the students, that they would stand by their Kashmiri brethren. Mr. Ahmadyar from Pakistan Studies Department and Mr. Basharat Hussain (HoD Pakistan Studies) dilated upon the historical background of the Kashmir issue and talked about the sufferings Kashmiri nation is going through.

The function concluded with the pledge that we must acknowledge and honour all the Kashmiris in the Indian-held Kashmir; the men, the women, the old and the children who continue to face the brutality and troubles so bravely. It is something that we  and entire world should acknowledge and should stand for their genuine rights.


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