Alumni re-union 2019 held at SACHET School of Languages with Dr. A.Q.Khan, NI & Bar, HI

SACHET School of Languages (SSL) organized its first annual alumni re-union on Tuesday, 31st December 2019 at SSL Auditorium, Al-Babar Center F-8 Markaz Islamabad. Over 70 alumni and guests participated to celebrate the evening. It was a fantastic opportunity for the students and teachers to meet chief guest Dr. A. Q. Khan NI & Bar, HI (Founder and President of SACHET-Pakistan) and to reconnect with instructors, friends and classmates.
Around 70 participants including Lt. General (R) Dr. Riaz Ahmad Chowhan (Member, BoD SACHET), Mr. Ahmad Khan (Former Federal Secretary), Mr. Muhammad Faheem (Chief Executive Director, SACHET), Amin Muhammad (ED, SACHET) Dr. Saeed Mustafa, Raja Arshad Abbasi, current students and team members of SACHET-Pakistan were present at the occasion.
The event was formally started with recitation of Holy Quran by Mr. Shayan Zaman (Volunteer) followed by a welcome note by Mr. Amin Muhammad (ED, SACHET). He briefly introduced about the activities of SSL and profiles of instructors with the Chief Guest. After that Mr. Amin requested Prof. Rashid Mahmood (Lead Instructor for IELTS & Spoken English) to share his views with the Chief Guest and honorable guests.
Prof. Rashid Mahmood mentioned that “We have been fortunate to have Dr. A.Q. Khan as our Guest of the day. His philanthropic achievements and his contribution to our country is not a secret to anyone. This evening is particularly very important for me because of two reasons; firstly, this last day of the year 2019 provided me the opportunity to pause and reflect on the targets and goals that I have set for myself in the beginning of the passing year, and re-adjust my future plans accordingly. Secondly, this evening is going to be memorable for me and the credit goes to SACHET. It has given me the great respect, a teacher longs for. I couldn’t have met our Quaid “Muhammad Ali Jinnah” due to the simple fact that I wasn’t born in his era, but SACHET blessed me with this chance to meet my second Quaid “The benefactor of Pakistan, the savior of our Nation, my hero Dr. A.Q. Khan”. It is a great honor celebrating a new year with him. Thank you Dr. A.Q. Khan and Thank you SACHET.”
After that Mr. Fahad Irshad (IELTS Student) came on stage and said “SACHET School of Languages gave me an opportunity to live a student life once again after 10 years of hectic job routine. I am very thankful to my instructor Prof. Rashid Mahmood; he taught us very devotedly and loyally. I feel blessed to celebrate the New Year with the legend of Pakistan Dr. A.Q. Khan. Thank you.”
Mr. Amin Muhammad requested Honorable Chief Guest, Dr. A.Q. Khan NI & Bar HI, along with Lt. Gen Dr. Riaz Ahmed Chowhan, Mr. Muhammad Faheem and Mr. Ahmed Khan to cut the cake and present the flower bouquets to the Instructors of SSL. Dr. A.Q. Khan presented the flower bouquets to the instructors and shared his views with the participants. “SACHET School of Languages is serving the community through arming the students with the skills of Modern Languages. It is very encouraging to see that as many as 200 students have graduated from SACHET School of Languages in such a small period of time. I truly understand the importance of learning these modern languages as myself worked very hard in learning some of the European languages i-e. English, German, French and Dutch and have benefited a lot by the means.”
After the remarks of Dr. A.Q. Khan NI and Bar HI, Mr. Muhammad Faheem thanked the Honorable Chief Guest, alumni, current students and other guests for celebrating the evening with SSL. Towards the end an exclusive refreshment was served with Dr. A.Q. Khan NI & Bar, HI including students, instructors, SACHET staff and others followed by a group photo.