Rawalpindi - A prize distribution ceremony was held at Federal Government (FG) Postgraduate College for Women, Kashmir Road on Thursday.
The ceremony was being organised by Directorate of FGEI Cantt and garrison to encourage the spirit of healthy competition and to promote co-curricular activities among students.
Prof Farhat Maqbool, a remarkable academician and former Principal of FG Degree College for Women, was the chief guest on this occasion while GSO I Rawalpindi Region, Lt Col Saadat ullah also attended the ceremony.
The ceremony started with recitation of the holy Quran by Syeda Dushka Zehra and Naat-e-Rusool-e-Maqbool was presented by Rabbia Shah.
This was followed by the welcome address by GSO I, Lt Col Saadat ullah, who paid tribute to Prof Farhat Maqbool for her valuable services as an exceptional educationist and administrator.
He also shared the history of the FGEI directorate which now controls 355 institutions all over Pakistan. In his address he placed special emphasis on the focus of the FGEI directorate on developing the personality of students and therefore the need to hold co-curricular activities.
The welcome address was followed by an English speech by Mariam Niaz Qureshi and Urdu speech by Sidra Anjum. The all-Pakistan winner in the ‘Milli Naghma’ category, Syeda Arfa Shah presented a national song in her melodious voice.
These were followed by the formal distribution of prizes and certificates among the various winners from the all Pakistan competitions.
The winners included FG Postgraduate College for Women, Wah Cantt, Syeda Dushka Zehra (1st in Qirat), Rabbia Shah (1st in Naat), Zainab Aman (3rd in English declamation), Fareesa Kanwal (2nd in Urdu declamation), Syeda Arfa Shah (1st in Milli Naghma). In science projects the Wah Cantt College teams won 2nd prize in Chemistry and 1st prize in Biology. FG Postgraduate College for Women, Kashmir Road, Hadia Khalil (3rd in Naat), Sajar Ali and group (3rd in Milli Naghma).
The college teams also won 2nd prize in Physics and 1st prize in Chemistry projects. FG Degree College for Women, Abid Majeed Road, Rwp: Hafza Mudassar (2nd in Qirat), Mariam Niaz Qureshi and Sidra Anjum (1st in English and Urdu declamations respectively) and 3rd prize in Biology project.
At the end of the distribution of prizes and certificates, the college insignia was presented to the chief guest Prof Farhat Maqbool followed by her speech.
She congratulated the prize-winning students as well as their parents and teachers for their dedicated efforts and achievements.
The ceremony ended with a vote of thanks by the Principal Rana Arshad Qazi, who congratulated all the students on their performance and thanked the chief guest and GSO-I for gracing the occasion.