KARACHI: Habib University held its 3rd Meritorious Awards ceremony to recognise students who demonstrated strong academic achievements. The institution itself promotes strong academic skills as well as extra-curricular activities. The award ceremony was organised at the university campus at Karachi and was a celebration of exceptional students from high schools across the city. The achievements rewarded were of a purely academic nature. The ceremony was attended by students from several schools, parents and renowned educationists. It was in recognition of this achievement coupled with Habib University’s promise of facilitating all deserving students that an application of fee waiver was also announced for the recipients of the Meritorious Award. Habib University President Wasif Rizvi at the event said, “It is vital that students feel welcomed and appreciated for the efforts they put into their pursuit of excellence, whether it is through academia or community-based activities. This remains the core reason for holding the Meritorious Awards Ceremony at Habib University, so students’ achievements are recognised and rewarded. This way they would be encouraged to continue their unrelenting hard work and service.” A total of 380 students attended the event, spanning from Karachi to Hyderabad and Rashidabad. The schools represented in the ceremony were Rockford Cambridge School, Sargodian Spirit Trust Public School, Bonaventures High School, Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Bayview College, Beaconhouse College PECHS and Defense Campus, Beaconhouse School System Gulshan and North Nazimabad, Cordoba School, Dawood Public School, Foundation Public School, Generations School, Habib Girls Higher Secondary School, Nixor College, South Shore School, St. Michaels Convent School, St. Patricks School, The City School Defense, PECHS and PAF Chapters, and The Whales School. Students and parents were also given the opportunity to interact with inspiring educationalists, attend highly motivating speeches and receive individual attention with regards to their academic queries. They were also taken on a campus tour and a visit to the admissions info zone. Small skits were performed mid-ceremony and it concluded with a performance by the renowned Tabla and Sitar artist Yousaf Kerai.