The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Engineer Shaukatullah has said that being a developing nation it is must to educate our youth in line with present day needs and nourish them in accordance with our national and cultural values and traditions. In this age of highly competitiveness, he added, it is also equally important to abreast the new generation with the ornament of modern knowledge and make them informational technology based expertise in every field of life. With all these facts in mind, he remarked, the available facilities in cadet colleges are indeed of great appreciation.
He was addressing the 27th Parents Day Ceremony of Cadet College Razmak at Nowshera Cantt on Saturday. Cadet Faisal Saleh Hayat bagged the honour of being best cadet of the year besides achieving the prize for being topper in Inter Pre-Medical Group. Cadet Amer Qayyum achieved the honour of topper in Inter Pre-Engineering while Cadet Muhammad Salman got the award for his best academic performance in Matric. For collective performances, Jinnah House was honoured with Over All Best Champions Trophy, besides the honour of being adjudged topper in cultural activities. Similarly Khushahal House got the honour of being best House of the year whereas Babar House was declared best in academic pursuits. Senator Hidayatullah Khan and Additional Chief Secretary, FATA, Arbab Muhammad Arif also attended the ceremony besides a large number of senior military and civil officials, tribal elders and parents of cadets.
Appreciating the performance of the institution, the Governor said that the cadets were a precious assets and future of the nation and their proper education and brought must be our top most priority. Beyond doubt, he added, this institution has been rendering remarkable services in equipping tribal elders in particular with quality education since its establishment in 1978 and a large number of its graduates have been rendering valuable services in every walk of life.
With this fact in mind, he added, the seats reserved for students from FATA were doubled very recently. Referring to the points raised by Principal, Col Tahir Qayyum in his annual report, the Governor pointed out that he is also conscious of the difficulties which this institution has been facing and assured to spare no efforts in resolving them on priority bases. The parliamentarians from FATA, he added, should also come forward and join hands in the ongoing efforts for equipping the cadets of this institution with the quality educational facilities.
The Governor also highly welcomed the generous support of Pak Army in making provision of the very compatible campus to the institution and appreciated the FATA Secretariat and the Federal Ministery of States and Frontier Regions for their financial contribution towards its furnishing and renovation. Congratulating the cadets, the Governor said, that quality of their march past and pt displays were second to none.
Earlier, Col Tahir Qayyum, Principal of the College welcoming the Governor and the guests said that over the period 450 graduates of the institution earned the coveted positions of commissioned officers in armed forces; 400 joined medical profession as doctors; 350 as engineers while many others have been serving in various disciplines of life.
The cadets of the institution, he added, despite many hardships have almost maintained their merits and now when they have a well furnished campus of their choice, they will be in a much better position to compete internationally. Earlier, the Governor went round the campus and also witnessed march past; horse riding and p.t. display presented by cadets. Later on he also formally inaugurated the newly established campus of the college.
Source: The Frontier Post.