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PESHAWAR Sept 28 (APP): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Engr. Iqbal Zafar Jhagra Wednesday said the success of any nation was linked with the pursuit of education and knowledge.

He said we need to appreciate talent and merit and to utilize all available resources and the potential of the youth to make sure the development of the country.

He expressed these views while addressing the prize distribution ceremony in recognition to the achievements of gold medalists of Khyber Medical University, GIK Institute, University of Swabi, Abasin University and City University Peshawar here at Governor House, Peshawar.

The ceremony was also attended by Vice Chancellor of Khyber Medical University Prof. Dr. Hafizulllah, President Board of Governors of GIK Institute Engr. Shams ul Mulk, gold medalists their parents and faculty members.

The Vice Chancellor KMU also addressed the ceremony. In recognition to the achievements of the gold medalists of both the institutes, the governor distributed the cash prizes among the graduates.

He appreciated the endeavors of the graduates obtaining gold medals on getting top positions in their examinations.
Addressing the ceremony, the governor who is also the chancellor of the public sector universities in the province said that there is no dearth of talent in our youth and there is a need to support them.

He said education plays a pivotal role in the progress and prosperity of societies and nations.

He said teachers can play pivotal role in the development of any society.

It cannot be without the great efforts of the great teachers that the students have come up with these excellent results. If you have good teachers you will get good graduates, he added.

The governor welcomed the graduates who are the recipients of the gold medals on their outstanding academic performance and their accompanying parents.

He congratulated all the graduates and said that the achievements of the graduates are also a source of pride and honor to their parents and worthy teachers.

The governor said the cash awards to the graduating students obtained gold medals on getting top positions in their examinations is a very humble token of acknowledgment of the success of these graduates.

He urged the graduates to march ahead with courage and confidence and win an honorable position for them and for beloved country.

Congratulating the graduates, the governor said the universities has imparted them with the latest knowledge and skills and expressed the hope that they would deliver their best in even odd field conditions to fulfill the expectations which the nation has pinned with their success.

He stressed that the government and the parents of
students and the society as a whole have great expectations to the graduating professionals and hoped that all of them will come up to their expectations.