AWI (UPPER CHITRAL): Speakers at a function here stressed the importance of the role of women in development of Chitral and preservation of its values and traditions for which the area is famous the world over.
“The respect and honour that Chitral has gained among people of the world is thanks to our mothers, sisters and daughters,” said known literary person, Zakir Zakhmee, while speaking as chief guest at the function.
The programme was arranged by Education Development Forum (EDF) Awi at Govt Girls Middle School here.
Mr Zakir said rapid changes and development in the world have also brought challenges and this phenomenon has increased the role of women.
He said besides pursuing education and careers in different fields it is the responsibility of our sisters and daughters to also maintain the values and rich traditions of Chitral
Speaking on the occasion, former district health officer Dr Sher Qayyum, retired headmasters Ali Jabbar Khan, Sher Wazir, Izzat Wali Shah and others appreciated the youth of Awi to work for the development of the area through the ADF.
Zahid Hussain Khurasani, Khurshid Ali and Sher Afgan spoke about the objectives of the forum and said it has been working for the last three years to promote education among the youth.
Naat, Qirat and declamation contests were also arranged among students of different schools on the occasion and the winners were given awards at the function.