Report GH Farooqui
CHITRAL: Like other parts of the country, the 70th Independence Day was celebrated in different parts of Chitral on Monday.
Most of the functions were held in educational institutions. The students of the newly-established University of Chitral celebrated the event for the first time.
A national flag hoisting ceremony was held at the university lawn where Brigadier (retired) Khushi Muhammad, Dr. Inayatullah Faizi and Professor Dr. Badshah Munir Bukhari, Project Director of the university, were also present. Students presented the national anthem.
A function was also held at the university hall where Prof Dr Inayatullah Faizi was chief guest while the ceremony was presided over by Prof Dr. Badshah Munir Bukhari. Students from different departments presented Hamd, Naat Sharif, and national songs.
Speaking on the occasion, students and guests paid rich tributes to Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah who created Pakistan and gave liberty to the Muslims. They said that Pakistan came into being after great sacrifices and this is moral duty of youth to save it from all internal and external enemies as well as play vital role in eradicating social evils from the country. The said that students of that time are national heroes who kicked campaign for independence movement and achieved their target. .
The speakers said that most of European countries had less natural resources but they achieved progress due to high level of education and honesty of the nation and leaders. But unfortunately our country is still living under heavy burden of foreign loans due to corruption of the rulers and malpractices of politicians despite that having great natural resources. The speakers stressed upon students to concentrate on their education and play positive role in development of the the country. An independence cake was cut by the chief guest on this occasion.
Prizes were also given to the students of the university who stood first in a recent quiz competition at the provincial level. Talking to this scribe, Sumera, a student of English department, said that they were determined to bring a revolution against all social evils and to eradicate corruption from the country.
Professor Dr. Badshah Munir Bukhari said that we have great potential but have less opportunities to utilize them hence this is talent to get more benefits from less resources.
Different colorful tableaues, stage dramas, poetry competition, quiz competition, culture show, local music and other colorful programs were presented on this occasion where were highly appreciated by the participants and they really enjoyed these programs. A large number of students, parents teachers, social workers participated in this colorful event of independence day. The students also thanked to HEC for approval of establishment of this university who will play great role in raising lieteray ratio of quality education. they said that we should to be loyal with the country not only on this day but all 365 days of the year and to sacrifice for uplifting of the country.
Report GH Farooqui