New York: The American-Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG) awarded first-of-its-kind Quaid-e-Azam Scholarships to ten Pakistani-American students, with the aim of supporting them in their academic endeavors, and nurturing future leadership qualities.
This scholarship is aimed at providing need-based assistance for first-generation Pakistani college students currently attending CUNY/SUNY schools. The scholarship aims to aid these students in their academic endeavors and to cultivate leaders of the next generation.
The ceremony, held in the Royal Mirage Hall Jamaica Avenue, Queens village New York began with the recitation of a few verses of the Holy Quran.
The national anthems of Pakistan and America were also played in the ceremony with national zest.
The President of American Pakistani Advocacy Group Ali Rashid informed about the aims and objectives of the organization and shed light on its activities.
Speaking to Voice of South Asia (VOSA TV), Ali Rashid said that for the first time, the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah Scholarship has been given to ten children on merit to help them in their educational endeavors and nurture them to become future leaders.
Quaid-e-Azam Scholarship Certificates were awarded to the students in the function.
Appreciating the initiative of APAG, the students said that they are very happy to get the scholarship.
Addressing the participants, Consul General of Pakistan in New York Ayesha Ali said: “we are starting an internship program with the efforts of the Pakistani Consulate in New York, and we welcome all students who want to be a part of it.”
Deputy Inspector Adeel Rana, President of Muslim Officer Society, said that it is a pleasure to participate in this event today because the students present in the function are the bright image of our future.
The US officers said that they are present in the program with the future leaders, and celebrating their success which they have achieved in the form of scholarship.
Councilwoman Linda Lee said APAG’s services to the community are commendable.
Linda Lee also presented citations to members of the APAG for their community service.