58th Parents’ Day Ceremony was held at Cadet College Petaro. Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, graced the occasion as Chief Guest. While addressing the gathering, Chief of the Naval Staff extended felicitations to the prize winners and appreciated their performance in academics and various co-curricular activities. Talking to cadets, Admiral advised them that by having unwavering faith, working hard and continuing their pursuit of knowledge; they can transform into the youth worthy of Qaud’s and Iqbal’s dreams.
He also urged them to be ethically and morally upright, be sincere not only to their elders but also to their motherland and always endeavour to keep the flag of Pakistan high. The Naval Chief also appreciated the services of Cadet College Petaro for provision of quality education and character building of the cadets in a learning conducive environment.
Earlier in his welcome address, Principal Cadet College Petaro, Commodore Mehboob Elahi Malik presented the Annual Report of the College and highlighted exceptional performance of cadets in the domains of academics, sports and co-curricular activities. He also mentioned the development works completed during last year and progress on undergoing projects at the college.
Later, Chief of the Naval Staff gave away the prizes to the award winners. Jinnah House was declared as the Champion House, Cadet Aftab Ahmed won the Badge of Honour, Cadet Bilal Sarwar was awarded the Stick of Honour and Cadet Muhammad Rabeet won the Best Academic certificate. In addition, awards were also given to the best performing faculty members of Cadet College Petaro.
During the ceremony, an impressive show including March Past & PT, Gymnastic, Karate and Horse Riding was put up by the cadets. An Exhibition of Club Activities was also arranged, wherein cadets rigged stalls displaying their skills and abilities. The Chief Guest visited the exhibition and appreciated efforts & talent of the cadets. The ceremony was attended by Commander Karachi, Flag Officers, senior officials of Government of Sindh, Naval & Military Officers, College’s Alumni and large number of parents of cadets and other guests.