British HC hosts reception event for returning Chevening scholars

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British HC hosts reception event for returning Chevening scholars

ISLAMABAD, Nov 29 (APP): British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew CMG held a reception at the British High Commission in Islamabad for returning Pakistani Chevening scholars from 2015/2016.

The reception was attended by Chevening scholars, senior officials from the High Commission, media and the representatives of the Chevening Alumni Association of Pakistan, a press release issued by the British High Commission here on Tuesday said.

This year the Chevening Scholarship Programme sent a record number of 81 scholars to the UK from Pakistan.

The British High Commissioner Thomas Drew said: “The Chevening Programme is an important part of the UK investment in Pakistan. Our aim is to give Pakistani high achievers the support to realize their potential to the full – to help build a more prosperous and stable Pakistan. With their British education and the experience of the Chevening Programme these scholars will achieve great things for Pakistan.”

Vice-President of the Chevening Alumni Association of Pakistan, Mahesh Ahuja said: “The friendships and professional contacts that I made through the Chevening Scholarship Programme were extremely beneficial for me as they will prove to be for you. You will now become a part of the prestigious Chevening Alumni Association of Pakistan which works on issues that are relevant to Pakistan and will get the opportunity to connect with over 1,400 influential Chevening alumni from across Pakistan.”

Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s global scholarship programme. The scholarships support study at UK universities – mostly one year master’s degrees – for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers.