Milky Way Scholarship Ceremony at Higher Secondary School Hunza
Hunza, July 2: Milky way youth movement held scholarships ceremony at higher secondary school Hunza to award 9 meritorious students scholarships for the academic year 2014 to 2015. The ceremony is attended by a large number of students, teachers, principal, Milky Way G-B head and members. The scholarships were launched in March 2014 after Milky Way won a competition arranged by G-M Baig Trust for Human Development and 37 students have applied from the school. A series of interviews were held and finally 9 students were given this prestigious scholarship. The students include Anita Baig, Shamsia Bi Bi, Asifa, Sajida Parveen, Noshida Rehman, Asma Jabeen,Rabia Faqir, Neha Baig, Marina Akhter.
Milky Way is a volunteer youth led education movement founded by a child rights activist Shah Zaman which is actively supporting the needy and talented students in Gilgit Baltistan and Chitral regions in the northern side of Pakistan since 2010. Currently it is supporting 105 students in different prestigious institutions of both the regions including all the higher secondary schools and Gilgit College of Commerce and Economics. It is also running a Montessori academy “Milky Way Academy” and a community library “Milky Way Wisdom Center”.
Addressing the ceremony head of G-B chapter Sajid Ali Khan shed some light on the history of Milky Way and its role in promoting the youth through social activism with its slogan “Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s Youth” for the last 4 years. He shared many success stories of Milky Way scholars and advised the new scholars to work hard in order to fulfill the expectations that Milky Way has now attached with them. Addressing the gathering acting principal expressed her immense happiness and thankfulness for supporting her students. She also advised the students to work harder now as with the receiving of the scholarships greater responsibility rests on their shoulders and prayed for their success. The jubilant scholars expressed their deep gratitude and happiness to win the scholarship after a tough competition and promised to carry on the cause of Milky Way by improving in their academics and launching its “I love and serve my village” project in their villages.