Navy to protect Pakistan’s interests in Indian Ocean: Noman
Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Noman Bashir said on Tuesday that Pakistan Navy was fully alert to protect the country and meet any kind of challenges.
Talking to mediapersons after annual prize distribution ceremony at Bahria College Islamabad, Noaman Bashir said that Pakistan was an important country of the region and understanding of the regional environment was necessary for good performance.
He said that the world had become a global village. “There is a need to assimilate technology to meet future challenges,” he added.
He said that the Pakistan Navy was fully aware of challenges to the country’s economic interests in Indian Ocean.
The Naval Chief said this region was important for many countries due to economic benefits. The Indian Ocean was an important trade and corridor as it connects the West to the East.
Replying to a question, he said that kick-backs in submarine deal in 90s were inappropriate and added that action had already been taken against the responsible persons.
Addressing the prize distribution ceremony, the Naval chief emphasized for evolving an education system that should cope up with the cyber tech age. He advised the students to be more receptive and curious without restricting themselves to the text books only.
He emphasized that the students should work honestly so that
they can take the nation forward in all areas. He also impressed upon the teachers to strive for adopting new teaching methodologies, new techniques for testing and evaluation for better training of youth. He also desired that the faculty should not forget their primary task of character building.
He also assured college administration that the Naval Headquarters will always support all educational programmes designed for the betterment of the students.
Admiral Noman Bashir, later gave away prizes to the students excelling in academics and co-curricular activities.
Mohammad Shahzeb Atif secured overall second position in Federal Board HSSC annual examination. Amna Farooq and Umm-e-Laila bagged overall third position in Federal Board HSSC 1 annual examination in Pre-Engineering and Science General Groups.
In Secondary School Certificate examination, 182 students appeared, all qualified with a success rate of 100%. 132 students secured A-1 and A grades, while 40 qualified in B grade, with an overall GPA of 5.09. In Higher Secondary School Certificate exam, 167 students appeared, 163 qualified and overall result remained 98%. 103 students secured A1 and A grades, while 41 qualified in B grade, with an overall GPA of 4.71. Similarly, in O-Level exam, 69 students appeared, all qualified and the result remained 100%. 13 students got straight As.
Earlier, the Principal of the Bahria College Islamabad described the achievements of Bahrians in curricular and co-curricular activities. He mentioned that Bahria College provides quality education aimed at overall personality development of a child.
The Principal informed the house about the laurels brought by the Bahrians at International Level where they represented Pakistan in International Science Olympiad held at different countries under National Science Talent Contest.
The salient feature of the function was a spectacular performance of artistic and creative faculties through a variety of skits, plays, songs tableaus, dances by the students.
Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2010