Benazir varsity campus opened at Booni

BOONI, Sept 23: Vice Chancellor Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Dr. Jahandar Shah formally inaugurated the SBBU campus at Booni on Sunday. [caption id="attachment_4154" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The VC speaks at the function"][/caption] He was accompanied by the Registrar, Controller, Director Academic and  other professors of the SBBU Chitral campus. Elders of Booni, educationists, professors, principals and a large number of youth of the area were also present. The opening ceremony was held in a local hotel where customary gift of traditional dress was presented to the VC. The programme formally started with the recitation from the holy Quran. Political leader and social activist Syed Sardar Hussain welcomed the VC and his team  on behalf of the people of Chitral and said “We have received many guests even heads of state but today’s guest is different from all of them because of the mission he has, to educate our youth.” Speaking about the condition of Chitral, he said until 1980s there was no single science teacher in our area but now the VC is the first torch-bearer bringing the university campus to our area. He thanked the VC and expressed gratitude of the people of Upper Chitral to Governor KPK and Prime Minister for this noble step. “This was the mission of Holy Prophet and the holders of this heritage are the real leaders of the nation as it is the matter of dealing with hearts and minds of the masses,” he also said. Vice Chancellor Dr Jahandar Shah, while speaking on the occasion, said 52 years back he had come to the area for conducting research. He said Booni at that time was different from today. He said a day would come this campus will be a fully-fledged university even a centre of learning for Afghanistan and Central Asian republics,” he said. I need your support to provide me land for the campus and it’s my duty to make available resources for the construction of the university, he added. Addressing the elders of the area, he said: “If someone wants to contribute something he/she need education not only in this world but in the hereafter.” he also said. While speaking about the talented students and scholarships, he affirmed that “we will beg here and there and provide education for talented students.” Giving the example of Al-Azhar University, he promised that we will not let the people of the area feel lack of anything here. Appreciating the talent of upper Chitral, he thanked the government of KPK and Governor Masood Kausar for his special interest IN the establishment of the varsity campuses in Chitral. President of the ceremony, Mr FaizUr rehman also thanked the VC, his entire team members for their appreciable service of building university campuses here in Chitral. He emphasized technical education and expressed his disapproval of depriving students of their centre of technical education centre in Chitral. “This is the great step to quench the educational thirst of the youth of upper Chitral, its credit goes to the VC” he said. On this occasion a resolution was presented where it has been requested from the KPK government and University administration that the university campus should be equipped with modern technology. A separate campus should be built and clerical and other staff members should be recruited of local people. Transport facility for accessible students and hostel facility for the students of remote area of Chitral should be arranged and age relaxation should be considered for those students who have been working in different departments and want to get further education.      ]]>

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