Investment in youth development critical for national progress: Speakers agree at National Youth Awards
The government should allocate its resources on the education, training and development of the youth. They are capable of making Pakistan one of the richest and safest countries in the world through their hard work, innovation and enterprising spirit. Pakistan is blessed with the talented youth who deserve to be facilitated in brushing up their capabilities at the state level. They have made their mark in other countries where they got the opportunities of self-growth.
Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, Chairman of MQI Supreme Council, expressed these views while addressing the National Youth Awards ceremony which was held under the joint banner of Minhaj Youth League and EduCasa International at Convention Center, Islamabad.
Chairman Supreme Council Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri addressing the National Youth Awards ceremony
Speaking on the occasion, President MQI Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri said that Indian IT exports are equal to the total volume of Pakistan' internal and external debt. He said that Pakistan exports annual products and services in the Information Technology sector to the tune of 700 million dollars compared to $133 billion of the Indian exports. He said that gone are the days when the oil wells were considered to be the sign of nations' progress, stating that now the countries need to invest in the skill development, education and training of their youth to become prosperous. He said that our youth bulge can be rendered into a huge dividend for the country provided we can impart education to them in the areas of information technology, modern science, medicine and engineering. He said that Pakistan is in dire need of software engineers, agricultural scientists and professionals to fulfill the requirements of the material development.
President MQI Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri addressing the National Youth Awards ceremony
Vice Chancellor of Minhaj University Lahore Dr Sajid Mahmood Shahzad, Chairman Red Crescent Pakistan Ibrar-ul-Haq, CEO EduCasa International Azhar Mahmood Alvi, MYL President Mazhar Mahmood Alvi, Syed Amjad Ali Shah and Saeed Raza Baghdadi addressed the National Youth Awards ceremony.
Chairman Red Crescent Pakistan Ibrar-ul-Haq addressing the National Youth Awards ceremony
The awards were given away to Rashid Minhas, Araib Khan, Dr Santosh Kumar, Eman Jawwad, Ali Ahmad Awan, Laneeta Ateeq, Malika Zahid, Muhammad Jahangir, Muhammad Naqeeb Azam, Muhammad Qasim, Muhammad Saad, Najeebullah, Nilofar Shaukat, Nida Khan, Rafia Bibi, Riffat Hanif, Sadaf Khursheed, Hafiz Muhammad Hafeez, Obaidullah, and Syed Wajid Ali Naqvi.
Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri and Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri congratulated the award winners and wished them best of luck for the future. Faisal Mash'hadi, president of Minhaj Welfare Foundation International, naib Nazim-e-Aala Media Affairs Noorullah Siddiqui, Muhammad Rafique Najam, Raja Zahid Mahmood, Jawwad Hamid, Qazi Faiz-ul-Islam, central President MSM Chaudhry Irfan Yousaf, Shahid Mursaleen, Mansoor Qasim Awan, Allama Mahmood Masood, Shahzad Rasool, Dr Farah Naz, Sidra Karamat, Aneela Ilyas Dogar and other leaders attened the ceremony.
CEO EduCasa International Azhar Mahmood Alvi addressing the National Youth Awards ceremony
MYL President Mazhar Mahmood Alvi addressing the National Youth Awards ceremony
Vice Chancellor of MUL Dr Sajid Mahmood Shahzad addressing the National Youth Awards ceremony
MWF Country Director Syed Amjad Ali Shah addressing the National Youth Awards ceremony