Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Jinnah educational scholarship

The high commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Maj. Gen. (R) Shakeel Hussain has reaffirmed Pakistan’s stance on continuing supporting Sri Lanka in enhancing the capacity building of youth by providing better education opportunities.

He presented these ideas while addressing the occasion of awarding scholarships under Jinnah educational program of worth 3.84 million to the selected 160 brightest students of Sri Lanka.
Rauf Hakeem, the minister for city planning and water supply was the chief guest of the award ceremony while state minister for national integration and reconciliation A.H.M. Fouzi, D.C. Dissanayake, Vice Chancellor Buddhist & Pali University and other officials from government department along with other dignitaries also participated in the ceremony. Media personalities and large number of students were also the part of award distribution.

The high commissioner in his speech congratulated the students who were selected for the scholarship and said that Pakistan admired the progress of Sri Lanka in the fields of health and education. He said that Pakistan wants to expand the cooperation level with Sri Lanka in the educational field and believes that cooperation with Sri Lanka would not only help to improve the education standard but our schools syllabus can also be improved.

High commissioner said that Pakistani has many world class universities where state of the art research is taking place in physics, industrial chemistry and bio technology. He hoped that more Sri Lankan students will be accommodated in the Pakistani universities for study in diverse fields.

Chief Guest Rauf Hakeem, in his speech, praised the role and leadership of Quaid e Azam, M. Ali. Jinnah – as he inspired the people to get out of the colonialism. He said that this scholarship scheme under the education collaboration shows the commitment by Pakistan to strengthen the bilateral cooperation between both countries.

Chief Guest also said that Pakistan is a close friend of our country and helped us in every tough time.
He added that this scholarship scheme has helped to benefit the students from all communities and to develop young professional force for the future benefit of Sri Lanka. Since 2005, Pakistani government is providing Jinnah education scholarship to Sri Lanka and till now 45 million worth scholarships have been given to Sri Lankan students.

A strict criteria is followed for the award of scholarship in which merit and financial assistance both given the credits. If awarded the scholarship, students are given stipend also for one year for the studies.

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The scholarship is in name of the name of founder of Pakistan, to pay tribute to him.
The government of Pakistan also offers fully funded scholarships in the fields of medicine, engineering, pharmacy and dentistry for Sri Lankan students to fulfill their dream to get the higher education.

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