Distinguished Guests and Friends and Ladies and Gentlemen:
I would like to thank all of you for coming. I am proud to be addressing this gathering. I am sorry I cannot be with you physically. I know we are divided by distance but we are united by our passion, our commitment, our history, and our heritage.
I want to thank all of you for developing a culture that reinforces the values and the importance of education. The greatest gift all of us can give is the gift of education. Education is the best investment we can make to build future for next generations. This is why we are establishing this college so that we can create a solid foundation on which to build our next generation life’s goals. This college will provide a gate of opportunity for girls so that they can pursue their education in technical fields. As you know in our community girls do not get the opportunity to exploit their fullest potentials because they are left out. This college will educate them and train them so that they can get jobs and become a productive citizen of our community. This college will create an environment for them to excel and to realize their aspirations and dreams.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Feroze Talat for organizing this event. I want to thank him for his leadership and our firm friendship. He has been instrumental in creating conditions and culture and circumstances for all of us to excel. He needs your hand, your help and your voice in shaping the future of this college. The hope and dream of next generations rest upon his and your shoulder. I also want to thank Tauqeer Sherwani for his help and support in organizing this event.
I commend all of you for serving the educational and social and cultural needs of our community. I want to express my deep gratitude for your efforts and commitments. Your talent will contribute the direction and success of this college.
Let me say few words about Kaunra Gahni. I was born in this village. I care deeply and love this village. I never lost my love of this village. I relish my heritage. I still cherish and nurture the fond memories of this village. This village has been my home. This village remains an inseparable and an indispensible part of my life, my story, my journey and my destiny. This village helped shape the lives of many generations. This village has inspired and influenced many generations. This village has provided hopes, dreams, and future for many generations.
Let us strengthen and deepen our engagement with this college so that we can create future for next generations. The next generations have right to pursue their dreams, but the dream must belong to all who are willing to get educated, work hard, and pursue their life goals.
All of us do well to remember all things are possible when we work together, when we learn from one another, when we listen to each other and when we set aside our differences to work for shared goals with shared responsibilities and with shared sacrifices.
All of us have responsibility to shape this college fate and future. Future is not an accident but future is built on planning. Remember the future is promised to those who create it- not to those who live in the past. Remember as long as we believe in ourselves the future will always be ours. Let us weave into the fabric of our society a sense of hope and a sense of positive energy and a sense that we all are in this together. If we come together we will endure and thrive. Let us never forget the values that our community shares; the belief that with education and hard work and with sacrifice we can give our children a better life. Let us dedicate ourselves upon the values, decency, dignity, and spirit that have always defined the greatness of this village. Your future is promising as your proud past.
Thank you for your time and your friendship. I wish all of you continued success in the future.
Let us work together to ensure that my parents cause will endure and their dream shall never die.
God bless you.