Giglit: Alumni of Shah Karim Hostel come together in a rare reunion

Gilgit, October 27: Hundreds of former boarders of the Shah Karim Hostel came together in a rare, yet historical, reunion organized by the Regional Council for Gilgit, today. The gathering is part of efforts to the advocacy efforts aimed at extension and improvement of the hostel facility which has helped thousands of students progress in different fields of life.

The get-together was attended by GBLA Speaker, Wazir Baig, who in his speech emphasized on the importance of education, especially for women. He said that social progress cannot be achieved without educating women.

Brig (r) Hissamullah Baig, chief guest, said that ex students of the Shah Karim Hostel are playing a very important role in the development of Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan.

The event was also addressed by Nawaz Khan Naji, Aitemadi Fida Ali Aisa, Col (r) Ubaidullah Baig, Bulbul Jan Shams, Abdul Aziz, Iman Shah, Abdul Ghafar and a number of other people.

The Shah Karim Hostel was founded in 1965 by members of the Ismaili community from Ghizer, Hunza and Gilgit, under the leadership of freedom war hero, Subaidar (r) Safiullah Baig. The boys-only hostel has played an important role in educating several generations of youth.

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  1. Shah Karim hostel and allied AKES educational institution has played very important role in progress of GB, this is a great time to acknowledge their services and extend all types of voluntary services and required resources.

  2. GB history is full of its great heroes’s stories that have shifted
    the paradigm of GB through their vision, boldness, commitment and devotion with
    region. Late sub. Safiullah baig and his team have also recorded a history in
    educational field by establishing shah Karim hostel in Gilgit. This hostel has
    produced numerous good brains those are working not for the betterment of Gb
    but for whole humanity and communities at international level.

    The development of society depends upon its positive
    thinkers, good planners, change seekers, initiators and implementers as well.
    In this global village its importance has further enhanced. Therefore it is
    need of hour to be on same line and page of elite for development of any
    society in broader spectrum. On same pattern we expect with the elite and think
    tanks of GB too to sit together and helped the Govt. in formulating long term
    strategies in every field. We expect with top leadership and management of GB
    to pool the human resources of GB voluntarily and assign tasks to streamline
    the systems.

    We appreciate the
    efforts of Ismaili council Gilgit and its partner institutions for providing a platform
    for shah karim hostel illumines.

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