KARACHI: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi has lauded Pakistan Navy’s concerted efforts for socio-economic uplift, especially of the coastal belt of Balochistan, in the fields of health and education.
He was speaking at a Parents’ Day ceremony held at the Pakistan Navy Cadet College, Oramra (PNCCO), Balochistan, on Sunday.
Mr Zaidi attended the ceremony as the chief guest.
He was received by Coast Commander Rear Admiral Faisal Rasul Lodhi, says a press release issued here.
The federal minister congratulated the prize winners and appreciated their performance in academics and various co-curricular activities.
He advised cadets to work hard to excel in academics along with grooming a strong character.
He expressed deep appreciation for faculty of the college for imparting quality education and laying strong career foundations for young cadets from Balochistan and across the country.
Earlier in his welcome address, PNCCO Principal Commodore Masoodul Hasan presented a resume of cadets’ performance in academics, curricular & co-curricular activities.
He apprised the audience that the cadet college which was established in 2013, is currently home to 268 cadets half of them belong to Balochistan.
In addition, the principal highlighted achievements of college and the cadets in different domains of academics within the short span of its existence.
Later, the chief guest gave away prizes to winners and high achievers.
The ceremony was attended by a large number of naval officers, civil and political dignitaries, local notables and parents of cadets.