SWABI - Real change in the country can only be brought through imparting contemporary education to the young generation and without knowledge of modern sciences and advance technology the country will not be able to make any remarkable progress.

This was crux of the speeches delivered during an education ceremony of 454 students in different disciplines of engineering in Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology here on Sunday.

Muhammad Shakil Durrani, Executive Director Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology (SOPREST), was chief guest on the occasion.

Academia and students and their parents graced the ceremony.

Addressing on the occasion, Shakil Durrani said that hard work is a key to success. "All the great men and sport legends were in fact hard workers who delivered to the expectations of people," he added.

"Once you have determined your strength and fixed your goals, you will have to make untiring and ceaseless efforts to reach the destination," he said. He said the GIK Institute provided you facilities, guidance and opportunities to attain the status of highly proficient professionals.

Rector GIK Institute Jehangir Bashar said, "The arrival of each new batch raises new hopes and inspires us to rededicate ourselves to the cause of enabling yet another generation to achieve academic and professional excellence to serve the country." 

Pro-Rector (academic) Prof. Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid said the institute had produced professionals of high calibre and so far 53 Ph.Ds, 275 MS and over 3,800 BS students have completed their education. He said the role of science and engineering education is critical for economic development.