As many as 4,495 talented students of Rawalpindi were given laptops on Saturday under the Chief Minister’s Youth initiative Program at GovernmentCollege for Women, 6th Road.
Punjab Minister for Labour and Manpower Raja Ashfaq Sarwar was the chief guest, while MNA Tahira Aurangzaib, MPA Raja Hanif, PML-N leaders Ziaullah Shah, Sardar Naseem, Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Rawalpindi Chairman Dr Muhammad Zareef, Director Colleges Hamyoun Iqbal and Deputy DirectorColleges and Secretary RBISE Rana Javed were present on the occasion.
Sarwar, addressing the participants, said that future of Pakistan lies in the hands of young generation as it will lead the country in future and a great responsibility lies on their shoulders.
The prime minister and Punjab chief minister have made significant advancements for use of Information Technology in education sector, he said.
Sarwar said that Punjab government is taking solid steps for welfare and uplift of the youth, especially for talented and educated lot as the government considers youth as an asset of the country. He said young generation is the centre of Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif’s policies and government wants to improve the capabilities of the educated youth and provide them higher education facilities to enable them play a pivotal and active role in the socio-economic development of the country.
The provincial minister said that young boys and girls are showing excellent results in their educational carriers. He said that educated youth can transform the society into a developed nation and the government is taking practical steps to provide opportunities and facilities for the youth to achieve such objective.
The Punjab chief minister has taken various steps for enhancing the opportunities of higher education for the students of low income families, he said adding, Shahbaz established Danish schools, Punjab Education Endowment Fund (PEEF) and provided laptop computers to the talented students for encouragement of the positions holder students.