The Annual Prize Distribution Ceremony of Defence Authority Public School (O&A Levels) Seaview was held recently. Renowned scientist and former Chairman Higher Education Commission, Prof Dr Atta-ur-Rehman was the chief guest of the function.
Dr Atta-ur-Rehman said that Pakistani youth had tremendous potential and amazing talent to progress and advance in all walks of life. He reiterated that it was important to channelize the potential of young generation and to optimize it through extensive funding of education and provision of best possible learning and research facilities to the students.
He said that the best investment for the future of the nation was to invest for the intellectual and professional development of the youth.
He lamented that Pakistan was investing merely 1.2% of the GDP for education compared to 30% of GDP being spent by Malaysia for education. He said that Malaysia had advanced significantly because it possessed educational prowess and educated work force.
Dr Atta-ur-Rehman exhorted the students to have an inquisitive approach in life and not to accept any dogma or established principle unless it was logically understood. He asked the students to be curious and to have curiosity and a real urge for learning. He said that intellectually, by challenging the veracity and logic of things, they could create new knowledge and make wonderful innovations.
The students presented an exhilarating variety programme on the occasion. The presentation on tableaus on ‘Fruit Array’ and ‘Pollution’ was very impressive. An English play ‘Behind the Scene’ and an Urdu play ‘Ay Rauh-e-Quaid’ were also presented and appreciated by the audience.
Earlier the Principal of Defence Authority Public School O&A Levels Seaview Ms Rakhshanda Jabeen said that the School was committed to providing high quality education and had a competent faculty and necessary physical infrastructure to fulfill its mission. The principal highlighted the academic and co-curricular achievements of the students at various levels.
In the end the Chief Guest gave away the prizes and certificates to all the students for their achievements in academic and co-curricular activities. Director Education DHA Commodore (R) Talib Hussain was also present on the occasion.
News published by Defence Housing Authority, Karachi