LAHORE - Senior journalist Salman Ghani on Saturday exhorted the Nazariati Summer School children to concentrate on their studies and grow up to be great personalities adding to the dignity and honour of their homeland.

On the 18th day of the 14th annual educational session of the School, the students were addressed by senior journalist Salman Ghani, well-known cricketer Umar Akmal and Pakistan Women Hockey Team former captain Nargis Khan.

The School is jointly being run at the Aiwan-i-Karkunaan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan by the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust and Pakistan Movement Workers Trust. Ghani observed that visiting a place like the Nazariati Summer School was a real honour where one could have the pleasure of looking at the bright faces of children full of so much zeal and enthusiasm. “It convinces the visitors that the future of Pakistan is certainly safe, secure and bright,” he added.

He said, “Pakistan is an ideological country, which makes its denizens the most committed individuals with no mental confusion at all because their minds are nourished by the ideology of Islam.”

Umar Akmal also stressed the need for hard work in pursuance of one’s aim in life. He said he was inclined to become a national cricketer by watching his brother, Kamran Akmal, play the game. He remarked that the visit to the School had brought him great pleasure.

Nargis Khan applauded the NPT for running the School where children of highly susceptible age were introduced to really great and noble ideas. “It was my commitment to my objective that led me to attain my aim,” she said. She wished that the Pakistan Hockey team might, once again, achieve the leading position it enjoyed from 1970s to 1994.