BAHAWALPUR: After distributing yet another lot of laptops among students, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday, urged the youth to work hard and strengthen the country.
He expressed these views during his address at the laptop distribution ceremony at the Bahawalpur Stadium where he awarded 7,400 laptops to students of the Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Quaid-e-Azam Medical College, Bahawalpur, students of the DGKhan Medical College under study at QMC Bahawalpur, Government SE College Bahawalpur, Government Sadiq Girls Degree College, Bahawalpur and the 106 position holders of the Bahawalpur board of Intermediate and secondary education.
The Punjab Chief Minister advised the students to avail benefits of these laptops to improve their knowledge as the computers would help them call upon a complete library, bringing revolutionary changes in their studies and knowledge, essential to meet educational demands to excel in the world for national dignity.
He expressed complete confidence in the talent and potential of the young generation and said that they would make the country strong, invincible and self reliant for a progressive and welfare state fulfilling the dreams of Allama Iqbal and founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
The Punjab Chief Minister said that he had shunned foreign aid and had been carrying out development works through indigenous resources. He hoped that the new generation would soon set new trends through their hard work for national cause since they offered the hope of a bright future.
He said that the Punjab government had decided to distribute 125000 laptops among talented students of the country purely on merit without any quota or political involvement and it was only to provide better and latest facilities for education to the deserving students though we had been trying our best to provide all possible facilities to all the students for better education and bright future of the young generation and country.
He remarked that the establishment of the Daanish Schools in the province, including in Bahawalpur, was part of his dream of providing better education facilities to the children of the poor, and for the removal of a sense of depravation.