Rawalpindi - November 13, 2008

No PR-13/2008-ISPR

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani who was the chief guest on Annual Parents Day and Prize Distribution Ceremony of Military College Jhelum (MCJ) today said that Pakistan Army is effectively responding to a difficult and different challenge confronting the nation. "I have no doubt in the will and resilience of our nation. We will Inshallah prevail. This is our national effort and we will inshallah succeed".

COAS said that besides imparting education to children, MCJ has contributed towards national integration. Cutting across the whole spectrum of national fiber, it brings together children from different socio, economic and ethnical backgrounds and binds them forever in a lasting fraternity. He told the cadets that "It is good to be successful but it is more important to be successful with grace".

The Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani also gave away prizes to the cadets who had displayed outstanding performance. A large number of parents and relatives of the cadets also attended the function.

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The Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani during his visit to Military College Jhelum on Thursday. (13-11-2008) – Photo ISPR

The Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani giving away the shield to the cadet on the occasion of Annual Parents Day and Prize Distribution Ceremony held at Military College Jhelum on Thursday. (13-11-2008) – Photo ISPR