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 August 10, 2017



AKHSS Kuragh celebrates a decade of success in pursuit of quality education

Report by: Muhammad Nabi

KURAGH: The Aga Khan Higher Secondary School Kuragh, while celebrating its 10th anniversary, offered a platformof reminiscence to its alumni worldwide. The occasion was graced by the presence of highly distinguished guests including the Additional Deputy Commissioner Chitral,District Monitoring Officer, Principal Government Degree College for Boys Booni, media persons and other educationists and community members.

Ms. Karima Shahzad, an alumni of the same alma mater, commenced the program with the recitation of holy verses from the Quran followed by a holy na’at by grade 10 students. The guests were then welcomed with a tabloo by the junior most grade VIII students. Thereafter, the cake-cutting ceremony took place. Rest of the program included drama, tableau, qawali, comedy show, and a cultural show. In the latter activity, the students were dressed in the cultural dresses of the four provinces torepresent the diversity of Pakistan.

The alumni, who study at professional institutes both in and outside Pakistan, were interviewed where they expressed their feelings about the school and the platform which the school provided them and how it ultimately helped themin becoming global students. They were of the view that the diverse milieu at AKHSS Kuragh helped them in adapting to new environment with a pluralistic approach towards humanity.

Later, Ms. Sultana Burhanuudin the Principal AKHSS Kuragh, in her speech shared the challenges faced by the school at the time of inception when it was first established back in 2007 in a makeshift building. However, the school progressed in leaps and bounds when recently in 2016 it was declared as the best school in Pakistan. She also expressed her acknowledgement of the contribution of the community, parents, faculty, administration and students in the promotion of the school.

Mr. Mazhar Ali Shah, who currently serves as DMO Chitral had been one of the founding faculty of AKHSS Kuragh. In his address he attributed his success, both personal and professional, to the school. He said that he learnt more than he delivered during his stay as a lecturer in Pakistan Studiesat the school.
The chief guest, Mr. Minhaz Uddin, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Chitral,said that the school distinctively attracts people with the goal to promote talent rather than on low fees and resultantly, the hidden talent of students isexplored at this school.

The president, Mr. Mumtaz Hussain, Principal Degree College for Boys Booni pointed out that students of AKHSS, when join the degree college to pursue their higher education, are the ones who invariably stand out in all aspects.
Thereafter, Mr. Akhtar Nawaz, HR Manager AKES, P Chitral and Mr. Saeedullah Jan, retired Principal, also spoke to the audience.

Toward the end, the audience visited the AKHSS Wall and Alumni Corner, where students had displayed various cards containing well-wishes, messages and personal notes showing their intimacy with the school. The alumni then inscribed their messages on the Alumni Corner designated for the given purpose. Afterwards, the audience lunched with the faculty at the school garden.



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