Abid Ali was declared best student of Khyber Medical College during the convocation 2012 of the college held at the Convocation Hall of University of Peshawar on Saturday.
Around 170 students were given degrees during the convocation. Adil Parvez bagged three distinctions, Hajra Zainab and Sara Azam Shah two distinctions each and Misbah Manzoor, Sidra Afridi, Sidra Beg, Shahzad Khan, Bilal Ahmad, Ahmad Arsalan, Muhammad Asif and Abdul Haseeb Qazi were honored for single distinction each. All of these students were awarded with old medals.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor, Barrister Masood Kausar who was the chief guest on the occasion on his own behalf also announced cash awards of Rs.20,000 and Rs.10,000 for girls and boys for their each distinctive positions.
Governor addressing the ceremony said that role educational institutions and intellectuals were very much important in ensuring better future for any nation. The downfall and rise of the nations depend on the education as it has been a major contributor in bringing positive changes in the lives of the individuals and development of nations, the governor added.
The ceremony was also addressed by the Vice Chancellor of the Khyber Medical University, Prof. Dr Hafeezullah and the Principal of the college, Prof. Dr. Sultan Mahmood. The Governor who is also the Chancellor of the public sector Universities in the province reminded the students that they had chosen a field which demanded missionary zeal and spirit to serve the humanity.
Appreciating the performance of the college, the Governor said, this institution has been a symbol of pride for us all over the world and it indeed has been making outstanding contributions in field of medical education and healthcare at the national level and deserves to be fully supported.
This mother institution of its nature in the province, he added, has been serving as nursery in providing health care professionals and intellectuals whose services and capabilities are second to none not only in the province and country but at the international level too.
He also paid tributes to the former Prime Minister, Shaheed Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto for her services to the college and said being her companion; it always gives him extra satisfaction to contribute for betterment of this college.
Referring to certain points raised by the Principal of the College in the annual report, the Governor pointed out that during general debriefings on education sector reforms two years back, he came across the state of challenges, which the system of medical education has been facing and the state of this college was also exceptional. Today, he remarked, great deal of progress in bringing improvement in its working, is a source of great satisfaction. The timely initiatives of the government and college management in rehabilitation and improvement of this institution are indeed appreciable, he added.
As far as provision of additional land for promotion of sports facilities and residential accommodation are concerned, the Governor said, every possible step will be taken to materialize their requests. He also announced a grant of rupees one million for welfare services of the college.