No compromise on women’s education: Mirza

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Dr. Fehmida Mirza on Friday said that women’s education cannot be compromised at any cost to ensures the revolutionary and rapid progress of nation. Addressing Naming Ceremony of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Auditorium and Oath Taking Ceremony of College Student Council at Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) Girls College, F-8/2 here, she said that education is the yardstick which difference between “the living” and “the dead” in a civilized society.

She said that “after bread, education” as human beings need food to survive physically and the need education for leading a successful life; being a pivotal factor for progress and the only sustainable way for poverty elevation it is the lifeline of any developed country. “Pakistan is facing immense challenges of its times and these can only be met with the determination, resilience and unity of the nation”, she added.

However, she invited the students of OPF College to visit the parliament to see the proceeding that would make the students understand the ideals of constitutionalism, rule of law and social justice saying the fragile seeding of democracy can only take its roots if it is nurtured in the hearts and minds of the young souls.

She on the occasion urged the teacher to work hard as the hope and the future of the country in their hands adding the youth must grow as well equipped professionals but also as better human beings. She also suggested the students to seek new vista of the life and always remember that the acts would speak of ones training and upbringings.

She named the colleges’ auditorium as Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Auditorium and its hostel as “Bakhtawar Hostel” as well as also issued Benazir Bhutto Gold Medal and Benazir Bhutto Scholarship for the students. Earlier she administrated oath from the elected members of College Student Council and awarded the badges to the office bearers of the council. Meanwhile, Principal OFP College for Girls Principal Shahina Masood also spoke on the occasion.-SANA

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