Prizes and shields bestowed upon Christian students demonstrating superlative academic performance

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Christian students exhibiting academic prowess bestowed with cash prizes and shields in a prize distribution ceremony. This event was held on Saturday August 27, in recognition of Christian students who had stood out in recent matriculation examinations.

Pakistani Christian students earning cash prizes

The event was held at the Saint Anthony’s High School auditorium. Those honored in the event included Shehram Tabassum who secured 1080 marks and stood first among the science group in the examinations held under Faisalabad Board. Neha Samuel another Christian student who had secured 1071 in examinations held under Lahore Board.

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While addressing the event, Vice Rector Academics Dr. Joseph Jones Forman Christian College, and University stated: “Today, I’m standing here with a hope. I see young doctors, engineers, scientists, teachers and public servants in them. Christians have served Pakistan since its genesis. One day, educated Pakistan will become a thriving Pakistan.”

This event was held under the auspices of Starfish Pakistan, which is providing education and motivation to youngsters hailing from poor and underprivileged communities. These endeavors are procured by means of providing donations for schooling, and scholarships for higher education.

During the award distribution ceremony, medals, shields and cash prizes were handed out to Christian students who extraordinarily scored above 80 percent; while those scoring 90 percent and above were awarded an extra cash prize of Rupees 5000, as detailed by Starfish Pakistan National Director Anser Javaid.