The Golden Jubilee of Cadet College Petaro was
celebrated in February 2007.
The event was celebrated with great pomp, and will go
down in the history of the college as a landmark.
Over 400 Petarians converged on Petaro from all over the
world to participate in this event. In addition, all of the
current cadets also participated
along with the staff members. Thus a total of around
participants made this into a truly great event.
The guests of honour were our past teachers. They
included stalwarts like ex-Principal Cdr(R) Asrarullah, Prof. A.A. Faruqi, Prof. Ch. Saeed Ahmed, Prof. M.
Akram Bhatti, Mr. Kalimullah, Prof. Ch. Abdul Ghani,
Prof. Nasir Mehmood Malik, Prof. Inayat Ali
Khan, Prof. Mohammed Ahmed Khan, Prof. Cdr(R) Raja
Khadim Hussain, Prof. Masaud Pervez Durrani,
Prof. R.A.K. Ghauri, Dr. Qamaruzzaman Khan Yusufzai,
and Prof. M.K. Mughal.
The guest of honour at the final event on 28 February
was the President of Pakistan Gen. Pervez Musharraf.
Events included guard of honour at Mazar-e-Quaid-e-Azam
at Karachi, guard of honour to Mr. A.M. Nizamani at his
grave, program of nostalgia and entertainment at Petaro,
Assembly on Saturday morning, honouring our teachers,
honouring our shuhada, two sessions of a Convention on
Saturday morning, lunches and dinners, and a Parents'
Day style marchpast and display at the final event
before President of Pakistan.
Petarian Foundation provided full logistical support to
Cadet College Petaro for the success of this event. An
office was set up at Karachi to assist in registrations
and preparation of materials for publicity. The
Foundation also sponsored the publication of 3 books,
Directory of Petarians 2007
Petaro and Petarians over 50 years
Col. Coombes - The First Principal of CCP
The Foundation also assisted in organizing and
moderating the main sessions of the convention, and
assisting in bringing the ex-teachers to Petaro.
The ex-cadets donned special gowns for the occasion 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.
Like the first convention in 2004, this was truly an experience
of the century, with full glamour and show.
You can read more details on the
highlights of the
Golden Jubilee celebrations by clicking here.