President Dr Arif Alvi has said that “Unity , Faith and Discipline” play vital role in our life and we must follow these three words in letter and spirit . Expressing his confidence over the government’s efforts to put the country on the path of development and bringing about a real change in the lives of people, urged the youth to play their part in making a new Pakistan. “I assure you that the country has been put on the path of development, and people will see a true change in all walks of life in the coming years ,” he said this while addressing the “Annual Parents Day ” at Cadet College Hassan Abdal.
The President said it was not easy to talk about all issues including the economic issues that the country had been facing in the past, adding, the focus now should be on the future of Pakistan and securing its due and respectable stature among the nations of the world. President said , the nation is having high hopes from the present government which is striving hard to make a new Pakistan, adding, the youth would also have to strive and work hard to achieve this goal. President Arif Alvi , who was very happy and excited to see out standing performance of young cadets in academic and extracurricular activities, said, “You owe to this country, which has given you much and now it is your turn to pay back (through your services).” He emphasised upon the cadets to excel in all fields of life by following the principles of unity , faith and discipline which guarantees success .
The president observed that developed societies always focused on the education and grooming of their young generation. In the past, imparting and seeking education was considered as a mission, he said and underlined that promotion of education was the collective responsibility of every individual . Dr Arif Alvi said that the government was making all out efforts for the promotion of education in the country. He also stressed upon the parents and teachers to inculcate qualities of patience, forbearance and tolerance in the young lot. The youth should come forward and utilize all their energies for leading the country on the path of progress and prosperity, he said, adding thus showing to the international community that Pakistanis are a hard working nation.
The president also reiterated to ensure rights of the women in accordance with the teachings of our Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him). He said it was unfortunate that according to latest report, Pakistan stood fourth from the bottom in terms of gender equality. With hereditary rights, the womenfolk could be made the equal citizens, he added. Principal Cadet College Maj Gen (R) Tariq Najeeb in his opening remarks highlighted the excellent performance of college and its cadets in all disciplines of education and sports and said the college was competing with major institutions at home and abroad. He said the college which was federal in nature was accommodating 100 students per annum from across the country on merit without any quotas.
He demanded that the government should provide more funds to the college so as to enable it to double its annual recruitment of cadets and provide opportunity to more students to get admission. Latter President Arif Alvi distributed certificates of excellence, medals and trophies amongst the cadets which excelled in various disciplines. He, on this occasion, was also presented with a college crest. Earlier, upon arrival at the college the president was presented a general salute by a smartly turnout contingent of cadets. The president also reviewed the parade of cadets, who later presented a march-past before the dais. Amidst great applause from the parents and other participants of the event, the cadets wearing colorful costumes also exhibited their excellent skills in PT Show, Gymnastics, Horse Riding and Tent Pegging.