ABBOTTABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi here on Thursday termed discipline and humanitarian approach the integral parts of character building, saying the younger generation brought up on such lines was the future of Pakistan.
Addressing the students and faculty at the Army Burn Hall College for Boys here, the president said all necessary ingredients for the making of a developed and prosperous Pakistan were in place, but there was a need to exhibit unity and discipline.
He said that nations were not built on the basis of resources, but determination, resilience and moral character. He expressed his strong faith that following the same spirit, Pakistan would emerge as a strong country in the comity of nations.
President Alvi said that for students both home and school contributed to their character building with its impact on society.
However, he said that with changing times the modes of acquiring knowledge were also shifting from books to electronic gadgets to access cloud information.
He said the importance of character building of youth had increased manifold amid challenges such as the influence of foreign culture.
President Alvi said as the West turned a blind eye to the migrants, Pakistan proudly championed the cause of humanitarian approach by hosting four million refugees from Afghanistan for the last four decades.
He said that Pakistan’s culture of humanity and care for the underprivileged was grounded in the teachings of Islam. Besides focusing on academics, the president said sports and physical activities played a significant role in inculcating the values of courage and discipline among students.
Published in Dawn, December 3rd, 2021