The historic Edwardes College, Peshawar on Friday night organised the annual musical night in the honour of senior outgoing boarders from intermediate and degree classes.
On the occasion, Additional Commissioner for Afghan Refugees Waqar Maroof, an old Edwardian, was the chief guest and Additional Secretary Higher Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr Khalid Khan the guest of honour.
Waqar Maroof told participants that Edwardes College, Peshawar had invaluable services in the field of education to its credit and it was hopeful that it would continue with its high academic standards.
He said he felt proud to be an Edwardian serving the country.
The additional commissioner for Afghan refugees said the college had produced great people in almost in every field and had become an emblem of sanctity, scholarship and vision for the bright future.
He said young students should respect and honour their institution and teachers.
Dr Khalid Khan told participants that the establishment of a prestigious educational institution in the heart of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 1900 was the greatest contribution of the Church of Pakistan towards the promotion of education in the province and adjoining tribal areas.
He said recently, the college faced administrative crisis but luckily, the crisis was over restoring the people’s confidence in it.
Acting principal of the College Professor Noor Mohammad Khan said the college stood for universal values.
“It welcomes and respects every individual irrespective of his/her class, caste, creed and gender. This character is the heart and soul of this grand educational institution. Also, it has always endeavoured to inculcate this spirit in its students,” he said.
The acting principal said he was very grateful to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engineer Shaukatullah Khan, which was the chairman of the college’s board of governors, for helping the college overcome the recent administrative crisis.
“The board enjoys the confidence and full support of all faculty members of the college. The college is vibrant once again with diverse academic and cultural activities,” he said.
Outgoing students of intermediate took autographs from teachers besides taking pictures with them.
Suhail Khan, a second-year student and a resident of Bunir district, presented parodies of his professors making participants laugh.
Earlier, Professor Sabir Hussain presented a detailed report of the hostel’s co-curricular activities followed by the prize distribution ceremony.
Qadir Mohammad, a special student from Dir Lower, was given a talent award for organising a religious function at the hostel a few months ago.
Later, a beautiful musical show was presented in which Naeem Pervez, an old Edwardian, sang popular Pashto and Urdu numbers, while students along with some senior teachers danced to the tunes of enchanting music.
Some Edwardians performed traditional Waziri attan dance.
The musical performance continued until late night.
Source: Dawn News.