Besides educational activities, teachers should also focus on polishing other talents and potential of students, said Hassan Sadpara, a renowned mountaineer, here on Monday.
He was addressing the students of Ali Trust College, where he was invited to share his recent experiences of scaling the world’s highest peak Mount Everest last month. He said young people have a lot of talent, which needs to be explored.
He was of the view that government should also start summer camps for students which should include activities such as mountaineering and trekking. This would not only provide them recreational opportunities but would also develop their physical abilities. Sadpara said that he has offered to help the government set up mountaineering schools and summer camps if he was given due support.
Sadpara said if you are determined and hardworking nothing is difficult. However it is very important to provide opportunities and open up new avenues for the young the situation.
Sharing his mountaineering experiences with students, he said that he is a self-made person and has exploited his God-gifted skills despite financial troubles.
The students took keen interest in mountaineering and were eager to ask the champion questions about his latest success. Many of them expressed their desire to start mountaineering in summer vacations. The college principal congratulated and thanked the mountaineer for attending the function and being a source of inspiration for the young students.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 22nd, 2011.