Gul Hammad Farooqi
CHITRAL: Former students of Govt Centennial Model High School Chitral, including some aged above 80 years, gathered at their alma mater and renewed old memories.
The gathering was arranged by the school’s ex-student Al-Haj Eidul Hussain under the aegis of the Old Boys Association. The veterans included retired government officers, doctors, teachers and businessmen. After arrival at the school, a group of the former students who were aged over 80 years assembled at the lawn of the building.
The gathering was chaired by Muhammad Alam from Drosh, who is a retired employee of the food department, while Shah Ajam was the chief guest, who is a former director of the mines and mineral departments.
A flag-hoisting ceremony was held at the lawn after which the national anthem was recited and then the old students were led to their classrooms by the school’s physical education teacher Farooq Azam, who is also a former student of the institute.
The senior citizens sat in classes and Alhaj Edul Hussain conducted classes and asked the students to learn lesson and got them repeated. Some of them were also reprimanded for failure to give correct answers to questions.
The old students of the school expressed happiness after meeting their former schoolmates and thanked the organizers for providing them the opportunity to renew their old memories at the school.