Beaconhouse hosts high achievers ceremony

ISLAMABAD (PR): Beaconhouse School System, Northern Region hosted a grand high achievers ceremony at the Convention Centre. More than 1,200 students received awards and medals for academic brilliance in their Matriculation, and O & A Level Cambridge International Examinations. The ceremony was attended by more than 5,000 parents, families, teachers and high achievers.
Prof Dr Ata ur Rehman was the chief guest. Cambridge International Examinations country head Mrs Uzma Yousef, Mr Anthony Jones (country head British Council) and other dignitaries attended the ceremony.
Executive Director Nassir Kasuri said, “I would like to congratulate the high achievers as they have made the nation proud. We are glad to see the progress Beaconhouse has made both in Pakistan and all over the world. This is pride for us (Pakistan).
While speaking at the occasion Ms Uzma Yousef urged students to continue on not just their academic pursuits but to also strive to be complete achievers by adopting the principles for life that will make them ‘complete achievers’.
The ceremony included lively and entertaining musical performances, national songs, Sufiana Kalam & Gymnastics display were greatly appreciated.



Malik Riaz offers all resources for Thar victims
ISLAMABAD (PR): Chairman Bahria Town Malik Riaz Hussain has decided to use all resources at his disposal in aid of the drought-affected people of Tharparkar.
After the announcement of Malik Riaz to allocate Rs. 200 million for the Thar effectees, Bahria Town relief team with mobile hospitals, ambulances, goods and water tanks reach Thar last night. On special instructions of Malik Riaz Bahria Dastarkwan will also remain operational in the effected areas for next 6 months. Bahria Town team is establishing its base camp at “Mithi” and sub-base camps will be also be established at ‘Chachro’, ‘Diplo’ and ‘Nagarparker’. All camps will be well equipped with medical and relief goods supply with doctors.
Earlier, Malik Riaz Hussain had taken reaction to the news of 100 children losing lives due to the drought in Thar and immediately ordered his teams to provide relief material to the effected within 24 hours. Also he said later steps will be taken to ensure long term sustenance measures including provision of water. He pledged to use all his resources to help them, where his team will deliver aid to them at their doorsteps. Brig (r) Tahir Butt is leading this relief team, who is currently also leading the rehabilitation project for the Awaran Earthquake victims.
Initially, Malik Riaz had allocated Rs200 million. However, when contacted by this correspondent, he said the allocated amount was the initial one and he would not hesitate to spend even up to Rs1,000 million or all his assets of billions to save the lives of the affected people. He said he does not believe in verbal claims, he is a practical person and as such ambulances, water tankers and other relief goods had already reached affected areas from several places, including Karachi.  Riaz said he will distribute Rs10,000 to 50,000 to each affected family at their doorstep. Every affected family will also be provided with food, drinking water and medicine. The Bahria Town will remain in the area till July this year to save the lives of the affected people. Malik Riaz said the Bahria Dastarkhwans are being established for the drought-affected people with an immediate effect. He asked the Sindh government to take action against all those officials found responsible for the death of over 100 children.



MOL Group launches int’l graduate programme
ISLAMABAD (PR): Seven years in the running, MOL Group has launched the 2014 version of its successful international graduate program ‘Freshhh’. This program offers student groups from various universities and colleges of the world including Pakistan to win 20,000 Euros along with a possible career.
‘Freshhh’ is one of the biggest international competitions in the oil and gas industry which is being organised by MOL Group since 2007. The program aims to attract and develop new talents within the operation of the company and making young people one of the strongest pillars of the group. In the last seven years, 10,000 students with 3,500 teams from 250 universities in 70 countries competed within the frames of the program. Many of them are now successful employees of MOL Group all over the world. Mr. Zdravka Demeter Bubalo, Human Resource VP of MOL Group while explaining the salient features of ‘Freshhh’ said, “Last year we had a record number of applicants, with over 2,600 students forming 887 teams from over 60 countries participating in the competition. This year, our aim is to beat this record.”