Christian students honored at an award ceremony in Peshawar

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Christian students who had secured outstanding grades in Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Peshawar were honored at an award ceremony held in order to acknowledge them. This award ceremony was held under the auspices of Farah Memorial Foundation in association with Christian Students’ Fellowship Peshawar.

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The ceremony titled, “Students’ Motivational Awards Ceremony 2017” was held on September 9, Saturday. Students, who had achieved exceptional marks in classes 9, 10, and intermediate under BISE Peshawar 2017, were honored and presented with awards and certificates. For this cause, Christian students from several schools and colleges across the city were invited.

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While detailing about the ceremony, Yasir Bhatti from Christian Student Fellowship said that the theme of this ceremony was based upon the Biblical verse where the Scripture says: “Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 “

About 65 Christian students from across the city received awards and certificates in due acknowledgement of their efforts. Explaining the criteria for these awards and certificates, Yasir Bhatti said: “All students who had scored 450 or above in class 9, 900 or above in class 10 and 400 or above in first year and an overall 800 or above in second year were deemed eligible for the awards.”

Addressing the youth, Director of Farah Memorial Foundation, Mr. Suleman Javed said that he was thankful to all the students who had attended the ceremony while extending heartfelt compliments to the achievers. He said that motto of his foundation is “To see Christian Community in Pakistan uplifted through educating the young people.”

Farah Memorial Foundation is a non-profit society founded by Suleman Javed. It was named after Farah Javed sister of Suleman Javed. Farah was among those congregants who had suffered severe injuries as a result of twin suicide bombings at the All Saints Church in Peshawar. The blasts left her paralyzed, as she lingered along until January 11, 2015 when she breathed her last.