NED Alumni Association of Alberta (NEDAAAB) held its first ‘Meet & Greet Party’ at Leduc Public Library in the city of Leduc on May 2, 2015 between 1-4 pm in what is supposed to be the first ever big event of Pakistani community in the city of Leduc.
It was enthusiastically well attended by 70 people with 60 NED graduates as well as City of Leduc Mayor Greg Krishke, who attended as a guest by invitation of Syed Hyder Ali, Vice President of NEDAAAB for 2014-2016. Iqbal Khan, General Secretary of Pakistan Canada Association Edmonton (PCAE) was invited as Chief Guest.
NEDAAAB is an Alumni Association of NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi (Pakistan), comprised of graduates who have been living and working in Alberta. This university is considered the MIT of Pakistan. As of now NEDAAAB has 500 members of which approximately 200 are registered with APEGA as “professional engineers,” a regulatory body for the engineering profession in Alberta.
NEDAAAB strives hard to contribute positively in the overall growth of Alberta through the continuous induction of its best engineering professionals in the local job market, as well as providing professional and social forum for its members as well as non members to interact socially and grow professionally.
The Meet and Greet event started with the recitation from the Holy book of Quran, followed by a welcome note from Babar Siddiqui, General Secretary of NEDAAAB. He also introduced the NEDAAAB Elected Committee 2014-2016.
Following a NEDAAAB presentation, including list of professional and social events NEDAAAB has conducted throughout the year, President Imran Ur Rehman gave his message on how members can be helpful to each other. In addition, messages were delivered by past NEDAAAB presidents Nasim Suleman and Khurram Tauheed as well.
President Imran recognized 8 honorary members of NEDAAAB with 20 plus years experience, and then formally announced Edmonton and vicinity area as a NEDAAAB extended chapter. Time was set aside for questions and answers followed by an enjoyable lunch before the meeting was adjourned.