Press ReleaseTheOn the completion of twenty-five years of the return of missionary schools, a grand ceremony was organized at Empress Road Kinaird school. Secretary Human Rights and Minority Affairs Dr. Muhammad Shoaib Akbar, Rev. Dr. Majeed Abel, members of Presbyterian Education Board, FC College management, overseas board members and other personalities participated in large numbers. The teachers, students and school management of Canade Academy, kinaird School performed the hosting duties. the foreign delegation was welcomed by a band playing different tunes by the students.
Executive Director Presbyterian Education Board, Mrs. Veda Javed, hosted the event and shed light on the services of missionary schools. She said that our vision is to provide high quality education that addresses the needs of all individuals in mind, body and spirit within an environment that embodies the core values of self-esteem, self-confidence, self-discipline, integrity, tolerance and respect for others, fairness and justice in all of our dealings.
She further said that as a result of an excellent team work, today the result of the missionary schools has reached 97% while the children of kiln workers and other poor sections are getting education in village schools and they are meeting their educational expenses through scholarships etc. Human Rights Secretary Dr. Muhammad Shoaib Akbar said in his speech that the efforts of the entire team for the extraordinary performance of the Presbyterian Education Board are worthy of praise and it can be hoped that they will continue their excellent services in the future.
He assured of Punjab government’s full support in removing obstacles in educational journey. Reverend Dr. Majeed Abel in his address congratulated the board members on their 25th anniversary. He said that 60 percent of the students in the Board-run educational institutions are from the Muslim community. He said Christian educational institutions have rendered remarkable services and produced many great names.
He wished that remaining schools of Rangmahal, Hajipura and Rajabazar Pindi to be returned soon. In the ceremony, the foreign delegation appreciated the efforts to restore the school and won the hearts of the participants by presenting Qawwali in Urdu. In the ceremony, the students won the hearts of the guests by performing colorfully, while the musical talent of the students was appreciated by the participants.
From abroad in Dr. Mike Medley, Sheryl Burke, David Hudson, Shaw Hudson, Kathryn Campbell, Jenny Harp, Mark Ford, Tom Bonney, Amy Nicholson, Caroline Heberl and IZ Dargal also gave short speeches and all expressed their joy at completion of twenty-five years.
While doing this, they also raised slogans of Pakistan Zinda Bad. At the end of the ceremony memorial shields were distributed among overseas members and Gifts in the students.