Pakistan International School Jeddah-English Section (PISJ-ES) recently observed a week of students’ academic achievements.
Fauzia Fayyaz Ahmed, consular at the Pakistan Consulate, and dignitaries from the armed forces of Pakistan attended the function.
Commemorations were held at the program to express solidarity with Kashmir and to mark Pakistan’s Defense Day.
Senior students marched past to set the ball rolling. The disciplined squad refreshed the sense of patriotism and loyalty toward the homeland.
The program commenced with the recitation of the Holy Qur’an. Following that, the national anthems of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were sung.
Addressing the audience, school principal Adnan Nasir said the purpose behind having the awards ceremony together with the commemoration of the Defense Day and Kashmir Solidarity Day is “to inculcate in our youth the passion to do their best in their academic endeavors,” while fulfilling their responsibilities toward their country and the world at large.
He advised the students to focus their attention on acquiring education to develop discipline and a strong character.
The anecdotes of devotion and sacrifice by the officers of Pakistan’s army, navy and air force gave the program momentum.
The students’ meaningful talk highlighting the Kashmir issue received a standing ovation.
A group photo of the students with guests and the principal marked the conclusion of the program.
Top achievers from the IGCSE batch are Hafsah Khan, Minahil Nauman, Farheena Azfar, Zainab Suad, Musfirah Imran, Marium Akmal, Ali Zahid, Muhammad Abdul Rehman, Ayesha Khan, M. Huzaifa Farrukh, Hadiya Nadeem, Syed Moosa Ali, Wania Naeem, Zain ul Abidin, Ruqayya Rehman, Yahya Mubasshir, M. Zain ul Abidin, Asad Irfan, Roaa Saeed, Atika Rauf, Muhammad, Taiba Shakeel, Abdul Rehman Aftab, Sarah Mehboob, Omar Kashif Majeed, M. Zakariya and Mishaal Imran and Shaffan bin Amir.
M. Zaid and Munhib Qayyum were declared students of the year in the commerce and science disciplines respectively, whereas, Shaffan bin Amir and Muhammad Zaid recieved the same honor in the science and commerce streams respectively.