KHYBER AGENCY - A speech competition among students of different private educational institutions of Landikotal was held here at Shinwari Model College on Thursday.

Foundation of Rural Development (FRD) organised the event under RAHA project with theme 'Culture & Youth Events.' RAHA Project Manager, Shah Hussain, was chief guest, while hundreds of schools and college students, local elders and members of civic society participated in the event.

The students in their speeches put light on importance of education, role of youth in the development of the country, and importance of peace for progress of Pakistan.

Addressing on the occasion Shah Hussain stressed upon the local youth to decorate themselves with ornaments of education.

"The future of Pakistan is in your hands therefore be aware of your surroundings and prepare yourselves playing for key role in the development of the country," Hussain said, and added that acquiring modern knowledge is compulsory to compete the World.

He observed that the main cause of downfall is lack of education. He asked the students to make education their first priority and never hesitate to serve the nation. He also congratulated the teaching staffs by arranging the event.