35 Pak students return after study tour of Britain, Germany and Sweden


Thirty five toppers from the Board’s of Intermediate and Secondary Education of all the provinces returned to Pakistan after a month long study tour of Britain, Germany and Sweden. These students were received at the Lahore Airport by Provincial Health and Minorities Affairs Minister Khalil Tahir Sindhu, Livestock Minister Malik Muhammad Asif Bha Awan, Schools Education Secretary Abdul Jabbar Shaheen, Higher Education Special Secretary Sohail Shahzad and their respective parents.
Sindhu termed the position holders “Ambassadors of Knowledge” and said these students had globally improved the image of Pakistan. The age of ignorance had passed away he said, adding that the knowledgeable used to be pedestrians while the ignorant used to ride around in Pajero’s but when knowledge spreads, the ignorance vanishes. This, he added, had happened in Khadim-e-Punjab Shahbaz Sharif’s era and that Sharif had given the talented youth a guard of honour which was once the privilege of only the rulers, landlords and military generals.
Sindhu adviced the students follow the sayings of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan on acquiring command of the modern disciplines of knowledge to progress.
Various students shared their views about their study tour and also expressed their determination to pay back to the nation in terms of more dedication towards the promotion of education in Pakistan.