ISLAMABAD - President Asif Zardari on Thursday said with hard work and dedication the Pakistani youth can surmount any challenge they may encounter. Speaking at a reception in honour of the Pakistan cricket team that won the Twenty20 World Cup, President Zardari described them as "my young brave warriors of unity". He said the victory of the cricket team has brought joy for every Pakistani. The President appreciated the magnificent win in the Twenty20 World Cup at Lord's as he warmly shook hands and handed them over their prizes. The President said if the youth of the country adheres to the maxim of unity, faith and discipline, they could succeed in every sphere of life. He said after a long time the team's success gave him "a reason to smile". The president said if the young continue to work hard and train rigorously they can achieve success in every sphere of life. "There is no limit that we cannot achieve,'" the president told the team. The President also gives away awards of Rs one million each for captain Younus and Shahid Afridi besides Rs0.5 million each for other members of the team. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and Ministers of Interior Rehman Malik and Sports Minister Pir Aftab Hussain Shah Gilani also attended the ceremony at the President House. Following a reception at the Prime Minister house on Wednesday, the team also visited the National Assembly and attended the session of Parliament. Earlier, Pakistan cricketers received rousing welcome upon their arrival at National Assembly. All the Parliamentarians, irrespoective of their political affiliation, paid rich tributes to national heroes in brief speeches. Speaker NA Fehmida Mirza had invited the victorious national cricket team to the National Assembly gallery to honour them for the victory. In the World Twenty20 final at Lords, Pakistan got a convincing eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka after a brilliant display in all areas of the game. Members from both treasury and opposition benches in their speeches lauded the team for their memorable achievement. The National Assembly was debating budget-session on June 22 (Saturday) and had passed a resolution to congratulate the triumphant team. "I congratulate the team for keeping Pakistani flag high. They gave us a boost when the nation was depressed. I pray to Allah to bestow upon them more achievements," Fehmida said. The house was voting on supplementary demands for grants, when the cricketers entered the speaker's gallery accompanied by Chairman PCB and coach Intikhab Alam. The Speaker then stopped the routine business and allowed members from every party to pay tributes for cricketers' great achievement. "No one can be a better ambassador for Pakistan than these cricketers," remarked PML-Q's Riaz Hussain Pirzada. He said only those nations progress who were ahead in the fields of education and sports. Rana Tanveer Ahmed from PML-N prayed for the team and said everyone was proud of their achievement. Iqbal Muhammad Ali Khan from MQM said unfortunately Pakistan has been known to world for terrorism but the national heroes by claiming victory in Twenty-20 world cup have done everybody proud. Munir Orakzai from FATA welcomed the cricket team and congratulated them. Aftab said the victory conveyed a message to everyone that once united, the nation could resolve any issue. Bushra Rehman said when the cricketers play, every man prayed for their victory. Federal Minister for Railways Ghulam Ahmed Bilour said it was a matter of pride for the Pashtoons that three of the cricketers were Pashtoons. Others who paid tributes to the national heroes included Rehmatullah Kakar, Yasmin Rehman, Sheikh Aftab, Haider Abbas Rizvi, Abdul Razzaq Thaheem, Shahbaz Bhatti, Amir Muqam and Zafar Baig Bhittani.