Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has advised young students to learn the skills of entrepreneurship to drive Pakistan towards the new heights of progress and prosperity.
“In Pakistan, we lack young entrepreneurs and that’s why we are lagging behind in terms of economic and human development,” said the President while addressing as chief guest the “High Achievers, International University, Placement & Students Recognition Ceremony 2019” of Millennium Roots Schools here the other day.
Among others, the ceremony was also addressed by Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Roots Schools, Faisal Mushtaq and principals of the schools while Millennial rising stars of 2018-19 shared their success stories.
The President maintained that there was a significant role for entrepreneurs to spark economic development by starting new businesses, creating jobs and contributing to improvement in various key economic goals in the country.
“Our students should be given quality education, equipped with the skills essential for success in future and taught necessary discipline,” he stressed.
Congratulating the students, faculty and parents in attendance for the spectacular outstanding performance of the institution the President advised the students to take risk in their lives as risk takers alone could become the high achievers.
“You have made us proud and when you will go to other institutions of the world your performance and self-discipline will determine the volume of investment we have made in the field of education in our country,” Mr Khan said.
He said that the Millennium Roots Schools System example could be replicated across the country to help Pakistan quickly join the comity of developed nations.
He said that the private education system and private educational institutions should be encouraged to flourish because they were not only reducing the burden on the shoulders of the government but were also raising the standard of education besides enhancing overall literacy rate in the country.
The president also advised the students to demonstrate utmost discipline and self-control by not allowing impulses or feelings to dictate choices in their educational and professional career.
“Talent alone is nothing without grit and determination…Talent and high achievements must be accompanied by self-control and discipline.”
Sharing his lifetime experience, President Khan emphasized that talented people were valued everywhere but the grit and the determination was more important than the talent to achieve desired goals and targets.
“Our educators must create an environment that encourages our students to develop grit and determination for achieving success in their lives,” he said.
Later, the President also distributed medals and certificates among the students who had excelled in their respective fields of study and co-curricular activities.