Congratulations on a very successful AKUAANA Reunion in Washington, DC on Friday August 5th, 2016. We hosted one of the largest gatherings in Washington, with over 180 participants and graduates from every class from 1988 to 2014. The classes of 1996 and 1991 celebrated their class milestones.
The reunion was very well attended by University leaders including Dr. Farhat Abbas (Dean, AKU Medical College), Mr. Zahir Janmohamed (Director General, Resource Development). Professor Zulfiqar Bhutta also attended the meeting. In fact, Dr Bhutta has just received the Pride of Performance by President of Pakistan.
The General Body meeting was separated from the Reunion Dinner and was held just prior to the start of the reunion dinner (minutes available). This was done to allow for alumni-only discussions and crucial decision-making. The General Body meeting was an alumni only session. Current progress of AKUAANA was presented, including Treasurer’s report, approval of constitutional amendment, increase in membership, new selection of Board of Advisor and AKUAANA project(s). Open discussion was held for new projects – APPNA merit lecture series (AKUAANA members to commit for 10 lectures in a year) lead by Rehan Khan ‘94, PGME Conference at AKU for career counselling in October 2016 lead by Junaid Razzaq ’94, volunteer/internship opportunities for AKUAANA members children at AKU Karachi.
We were the 3rd largest alumni present at the APPNA convention and we remain the 4th largest component society at APPNA and the fastest growing in terms of numbers. The leaders of APPNA highlighted our continuing influence on the larger society when they visited with us during dinner. Rehan Khan ’94 received the award from the President of APPNA for his work on getting expedite visa approval for J1 applicants.
After a lively dinner, we sang and danced the night away with Sunidhi Chauhan. The classes of 1996 and 1991 hosted their private celebrations on Saturday the 6th. The evening banquet was very well attended, highlighted by Zikr Khan and his wife, address by Governor Terry Mcauliffe and entertainment by Rahim Shah and Fariha Pervaiz. Please visit our Facebook Page to view pictures from the reunion, tag yourselves and like the page as well.
The next reunion will be held on July 7th in Orlando, Florida.
We look forward to seeing you there, and remember to buy tickets and book hotel reservations as soon as they become available.
Thank you again!
Our best regards,
Habib Chotani, President
Rehan Khan, Secretary
Amber Syed, Treasurer