LUMS Spreads Christmas Cheer
A lively Christmas celebration was organised by the Office of Human Resources at LUMS, on December 16, 2022. The event was held in collaboration with the Office of Accessibility and Inclusion (OAI), Office of International Affairs (OIA), Centre for Business and Society (CBS), Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) and Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS). The festivities were held outside the Executive Dining Hall and all staff members were invited to join in the celebration.
Attendees were welcomed by the HR Office staff and Faisal Kheiri, Director HR. The event included fun activities and games; an exciting ‘Pass the Pillow’ game and a quiz based on questions related to Christmas and interesting facts about LUMS and Lahore. The winners were presented with gift hampers.
Representatives from The Salvation Army Pakistan, Col. MacDonald Chandi, Col. Diana MacDonald, Lt. Col. Safdar Iqbal and Lt. Col. Asia Safdar also attended the celebration. Lt. Col. Iqbal and Col. MacDonald shared an inspiring message on the true essence of Christmas, inter-faith harmony and togetherness.
Dr. Alnoor Bhimani, Honorary Dean, Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) also addressed the gathering and highlighted the importance of getting together and celebrating with Christian colleagues by appreciating their services and dedication towards LUMS. He also presented certificates of recognition to guests from The Salvation Army Pakistan.
This was followed by performances including a Christmas carol by Pepsi Dining Centre staff member, Ashraf Emmanuel and songs by Zeeshan Khalid, and Sinan Rajput.
After a cake-cutting ceremony, a hi-tea was arranged by the Pepsi Dining Centre. To relish the spirit of Christmas gift-giving, all Christian colleagues were presented with sweets and the event concluded with a spirit of celebration and unity.