He was addressing as the chief guest of the second parents’ day of the Cadet College Ormara (CCO) of Balochistan. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi welcomed President Mamnoon upon his arrival.
The president reiterated the government’s resolve to strengthen educational infrastructure in Balochistan. He congratulated the Pakistan Navy for establishing the Cadet College Ormara and lauded the efforts being made towards socio-economic and educational uplift of populace at Makran coast.
He also cited the Pakistan Navy’s efforts for remaining proactive in welfare-oriented projects in the coastal belt and said that the establishment of such a premier institute at Ormara was a clear manifestation of the navy’s resolve towards improving education standard in coastal areas which is definitely commendable.
President Mamnoon emphasised that various developmental projects in Balochistan including Gwadar Port and game changer CPEC would definitely help in reducing the unemployment and poverty from the province, but their benefits can only be harvested by educational uplift of the province.
In his welcome address, college Principal Masoodul Hasan expressed his gratitude to the chief guest and the parents for coming long way and gracing the occasion. He highlighted salient achievements of the college. The event was colourfully depicted by cadets’ PT, gymnastic, martial arts, rifle drill and science and arts exhibition.
At the end, President Mamnoon distributed prizes to the winners for their brilliant performance in previous academic year. The ceremony was attended by a large number of the government officials, service personnel and parents of the cadets.