Educationists, intellectuals’ support vital to improve education standard: Pir

KARACHI: Senior Sindh Education Minister Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq called upon the educationists, intellectuals and experts for the upliftment of standard and quality of education in the province as well as in the country.A sincere, honest and gigantic effort is needed to overhaul the system of education for a better future of the country, he said while speaking at lifetime achievement award ceremony of Alumni Association of Government College Hyderabad at Royal Rodale Club here on Saturday.Awards were presented to former Governor State Bank of Pakistan and IBA Chairman, Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Educationist and Burucrate and former Vice Chancellor Sindh University Mazhar-ul-Haq Siddiqui, Senior Cricket Reporter and Writer Qamar Ahmed and Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq for their achievements for the college.We needed the support of experts and dedicated persons for better and quality of education and preparing better breed of students for the future of the country, he said.Pir Mazhar said Dr.Ishrat Hussain, Mazhar-ul-Haq Siddiqui and Qamar Ahmed are role models and great examples for their outstanding achievements in their respective fields.He expressed the hope that future generations will learn from their experiences and achievements and try to emulate them, particularly make endeavors to excel in education. Pir Mazhar recalled a recent incident involving Dr.Ishrat Hussain during a dinner reception in honor of Tajik President at Governor House. He said when Tajik President saw Dr.Isharat Hussain at the reception he personally came to him and thanked him for helping Tajikistan in their economic reforms.Pir Mazhar lauded the Alumni Association of Government College Hyderabad for honoring the old students of the college. He appreciated the efforts of President of the Association and former MNA Abdul Rehman Rajput, Secretary General Prof.Nazeer Hussain Qasmi and his team for conducting such a graceful ceremony.Dr.Ishrat Hussain, who did his Masters in Chemistry from Sindh University said, his rise was a result of sheer hard work and his focus on studies.He said he was feeling great being amongst the school and college fellows of the past and recalled his memories with the college.Mazhar-ul-Haq Siddiqui, who worked in different positions also called for strict steps for reviving the old standard of education and offered his services for the cause. Cricket Writer Qamar Ahmed said he raised his talent after he migrated to United Kingdom 40 years ago. He recalled different incidents as cricketer writer and commentator while reporting for different newspaper of the world.He also recalled meeting with political giant and former South African President Nelson Mandela alongwith former Indian Captain Sunil Gasvakar. Abdul Rehman Rajput in welcome address highlighted the problems being faced by this historical instituation located at the bank of Phulili Canal. He said during the past few months Alumuni Association with support of some former students of the college raised funds to improve facilities in the college and provide scholarships to talented needy students.However, he urged the Senior Sindh Education Minister and ex-student of the College, Pir Mazhar-ul-Haq for renovation and refurbishment of the college.Secretary General of the Alumuni Association Prof. Nazeer Ahmed Qasmi, who conducted the programme, recalled the long history of the establishment of college in 1917 and achievements of lifetime achievement award winners and heroes of college.The ceremony was attended by former students of fifties, sixties and seventies and members of Karachi and Hyderabad Chapter of the association.F.P. Report.

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