I am delighted to extend my heartiest felicitations to the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on successfully completing more than three decades of academic excellence. About 37 years back, the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir was established with a view to give higher education to the youth of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan. Higher education and its applications in practical fields are imperative for the economic growth of a nation and cannot be overlooked. The University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir is pursuing its mission to deliver quality education to young students. I am pleased to observe that the University, despite its young age and financial constraints, has been able to attain good ranking among national universities. The University is staffed with highly qualified, committed and dedicated faculty led by the Vice Chancellor. They are working in an atmosphere conductive to learning and research activities. I am happy to see that the University is striving hard to achieve a prominent position at national and international levels by creating a dynamic educational environment. I am confident that the students will become valuable members of a rapidly changing society which requires responsible and participative global citizenship. The University is alive to the needs and necessities of the changing times. It has given its students access to the multiple fields of learning and introduced many new disciplines. I am glad that the University is also focusing on the development of collaboration with foreign universities to enhance exchange programs of faculty, staff and students. A number of faculty and students are pursuing their advanced level education at different renowned Universities of Turkey. I am confident that graduates of this University will positively contribute to the development of Azad Kashmir and Pakistan and prove themselves to be role models as professionals.