PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra said on Wednesday that the success of any nation was linked with the pursuit of education and knowledge.
“We need to appreciate the talent and merit and utilise all available resources and the potential of the youth to ensure development of the country,” he said this while addressing the prize distribution ceremony arranged for the gold medalists of Khyber Medical University, GIK Institute, University of Swabi,
Abasin University and City University, Peshawar, at the Governor’s House, Peshawar.
The ceremony was also attended by KMU vice-chancellor Prof Hafizulllah, board of governors president of GIK Institute Engr Shamsul Mulk, gold medalists and their parents and faculty members.
The governor distributed cash prizes among the graduates and appreciated endeavours of the graduates obtaining gold medals on getting top positions in their examinations.
The governor, who is also the chancellor of the public sector universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said that there was no dearth of talent and there was a need to support the youth.
He said that education played a pivotal role in the progress and prosperity of societies and nations.
He said that teachers could play a key role in the development of any society. “If you have good teachers you will get good graduates,” he observed.
The governor congratulated all the graduates and said that their achievements were a source of pride and honour for their parents and teachers. He urged the graduates to march ahead with courage and confidence and win an honourable position for the country.
The governor hoped that they would deliver their best in even odd field conditions to fulfil the expectations which the nation had pinned with their success.
He said that the government, parents of students and the society as a whole had great expectations from the graduating professionals and hoped that all of them would come up to their expectations. The KMU VC also addressed the ceremony.
Published in Dawn, September 29th, 2016