UMT-Institute of Industrial Engineers Student Chapter conducted the Annual Oath Taking Ceremony to install the officially elected 2012 officers. The chairperson & Advisor of the student organization Prof. Farhan Daud Qazi was the chief guest of the event. The Oath Ceremony was coupled with the "Certificates of Appreciation" distribution ceremony for all the past officers of the tenure 2011-2012. It is important to note here that the old officers are the true founding members of the organization who have worked diligently to bring the society to what it is today. Their immense hard work and contributions cannot be forgotten and hopefully the new team of IIE-UMT will take the student chapter further.
The Ceremony started with recitation of the Holy Quran. After the recitation the past "Executive Director" and new elected President "Saad Ahmad" hosted the entire event. The event started off with a presentation session of Mr. Azeem Iqbal the founder and president of IIE-UMT. The presentation was entirely based on society's mission, vision, goals & objectives as well as pictures from the past work that was done under his presidential tenure. He was very happy with overall progress of the chapter and the way chapter has survived many hardships of the conditions he hopes it will bring immense success to the university's industrial engineering program.
After Azeem Iqbal's presentation the chairperson & Advisor of IIE-UMT Prof. Farhan Daud Qazi was invited to grace the event with his presence and by sharing his views. The Chairperson was very happy for the dedication that students are giving in these healthy contributions. He said that a lot of credit goes to Azeem Iqbal for his dynamic, enthusiastic and persistent hard work that today society is all set to accept new student leaders who can create great opportunities for themselves and students of the program. He said that more active participation of all the students will result not only in the benefit of the organization but it will also help students to develop themselves professionally and increase their networking and knowledge base. He stressed that being involved in such organizations help to attain better international image and lastly he wished all the best to the new officers and reflected his hope that the new team will lead the chapter forward.
After the Chairperson's views, the certificates distribution ceremony was conducted in which Prof. Farhan Daud Qazi distributed the "Certificates of Appreciation" to all the past officers of the organization.
The certificates were distributed to the following past offices:
1. Azeem Iqbal (Founder & President)
2. Kumail Rizvi (Vice President)
3. Abdul Sami (Secretary)
4. Irfan Raza (Treasurer)
5. Saad Ahmad (Executive Director)
6. Waqar Waheed (Program Director)
7. Samad Ahsan Aziz (Membership Director)
8. Hamza Bajwa (Industrial Relations Director)
After the certificates distribution ceremony the Oath Ceremony was conducted in which the founder and past president Azeem Iqbal toke the oath from all the new elected officers. All the new officers toke the pledge to serve the IIE chapter to best of their abilities and that they will keep highest of standards in their profession and educational activities that help benefit all the industrial engineering community of University of Management and Technology. All the officers in a harmony said "I do!" and toke the Oaths of their respective offices.
After the Oath, the new elected President, Saad Ahmad gave a presentation about the upcoming plans that he wishes to conduct under the IIE banner. Saad Ahmad presented a plan that consisted of very important points and were of great importance. The first thing society will conduct now is Internship Programs in which the IIE-UMT is preparing to sign a "Memorandum of Understanding" (MOU) with big names in the Pakistani industries such as "4 Brothers Ltd". He said that the members of IIE-UMT can benefit a great deal from these programs that will allow them to attain better level of professional experience. He said that society will also be arranging, workshops and lectures on specific industrial topics that will hopefully create beneficial results for the members and industrial engineering community of UMT. The dedication of Saad and his future plans were greatly appreciated by the Chairperson.
After the presentation the event ended with refreshments from the newly installed officers.
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