Sherqilla, December 12: The 29th annual Parents’ Day was celebrated on Monday on the school campus in Sherqila amid a large gathering of parents and students. The President of the Regional Council presided over the festivities and Nawaz Khan Naji, member of GBLA, was the guest of honour. AKESP General Manger Khadeeja Khan, principals, and faculty members of Aga Khan Higher Secondary Schools of Gahkuch and Gilgit were also present for the occasion. The students organized a varied program comprising of Hamd, Naat, patriotic songs, Qawalies and skits. The skits and qawali not only described the role students play in the society and the issues they face at their school but also showed the deplorable situation in our society and the country and how our youth can play a meaningful role in improving these circumstances.
Nawaz Naji lauded the role of AKSS in imparting quality education to the female youth of the region. He congratulated the principal and faculty on the school’s recent progress and achievements. General Manager AKESP north Khadeeja vowed that sooner rather than later AKSS will be declared a Higher Secondary School, once AKES receives approval from Prince Karim Aga Khan. Earlier the principal welcomed the guests and also briefed them on the progress the school has made in recent years, commenting that in 1983 it was a village school but since 2011 it has become a regional school, offering higher secondary classes and a more competent teaching staff, many of whom are subject specialists. Towards the end of the ceremonies, accolades and prizes were distributed among the school high achievers in curricular and co-curricular activities for the academic year 2011-12. Two special prizes were also given; the first one was for student Aasifa Niat, who secured first place in the AKU board exam in the whole Gilgit-Baltistan region and also obtained the highest subject grade in Biology and Pakistan studies. The second prize was awarded to Amira, who secured the highest grade in Pakistan studies in the whole board.