GILGIT: A farewell ceremony was hosted in honor of the outgoing principal of Aga Khan Higher Secondary School Gilgit, Mr Shamsul Haq.
Other than the 550 students of the school, former students, school management, faculty members and support staff also participated in the event.
The teachers and students recalled the services of the principal who joined the institution as an Urdu lecturer in 1999. Not only did he focus on academics but also on extracurricular activities to enhance the capabilities of students through dramas, speeches, debates, interviews and poetry.
He also worked on developing the school by executing all the tasks given to him by the school management. His services included donating a vast amount of books to the school library when it was in a dire need of it. He also served as the patron of the Urdu Society which led to development of standards of the Urdu language as he organized speech, drama and poetry competitions.
In 2013, Mr Haq was appointed as the vice principal of the school and assumed his responsibilities when the school was going through difficult times as the principal of that time had resigned when the final examinations were closing in.
When Ms Haq was appointed as the principal, many teachers were going to leave the school because most of them had been appointed as lecturers in the government and the school would’ve suffered a lot due to this if it wasn’t for his great leadership in those times to take over.–Jibran Bilal