One of the most memorable and historical events in the
history of Cadet College Petaro was the First Convention
of Petarians held in December 2004 and organized by the
Petarian Foundation. The theme of the convention was
"Petarians for Pakistan".
Over 450 Petarians converged on Petaro from all over the
world to participate in this event. In addition, the
current 11th and 12th class cadets also participated
along with the staff members. Thus a total of around 750
participants made this into a truly great event.
The guests of honour were our past teachers. They
included stalwarts like Prof. A.A. Faruqi, Prof.
Abdullah Khadim Hussain, Prof. Ch. Saeed Ahmed, Prof. M.
Akram Bhatti, Prof. Ch. Abdul Ghani, Prof. Inayat Ali
Khan, Prof. Mohammed Ahmed Khan, Col.(R) Nasir Abbas,
Maj.Gen.(R) Z.I. Abbasi, Prof. Masaud Pervez Durrani,
Prof. R.A.K. Ghauri, Dr. Qamaruzzaman Khan Yusufzai,
Prof. Affan Maqsood, and Prof. M.K. Mughal.
The convention was full of nostalgia, intellect, fun,
reunions, and a feeling to do something for our alma
mater as well as for our country. This was truly the
epitome of the vision of the Petarian Foundation, which
was the sponsor of this event.
During the four sessions held, the participants examined
the past of the Petarians and tried to look at how we
can contribute towards the future developments. This
the Petarian Declaration 2004.
The second major outcome of the convention was the
donation of over Rs. 30 lacs given by the participants
to the Petarian Foundation for the purpose of improving
the quality of education at Cadet College Petaro. This
fund was allocated primarily for the purpose of training
of teachers. The Petarian Foundation has utilized this
fund for this very purpose and is committed to assist
the college in this regard.
The ex-cadets donned the college uniform and marched in
unison to attend the assembly. They ate in the cadets'
mess, and slept on cadets' beds. They tried to recreate
old memories through various ways amongst old friends
and old teachers.
This was truly an experience that was invigorating in
every way, and showing a direction for us to contribute
to our college and our country.
You can read more details on the
highlights of the convention by clicking here (right
click and save).