Chitral People hailed award to G.D. Langland.
CHITRAL: The award of Hila-e-Imtiaz to Maj GD Langland has widely been hailed by people across Chitral, particularly the students of LanglandSchool and College.
“We are very happy and feel a sense of pride and jubilation watching our great teacher on television, being decorated with the coveted award by the president and extend our heartiest congratulation to our dear teacher,” said Mohammad Waseem Afzal and Tariq Mehmood, students of Langland Public School and College Chitral.
Yumna Ahmad, a female student of grade 10 at the college, while talking to this scribe said: “I greatly appreciate the government for nominating our principal for the prestigious award because he has sacrificed his comfortable life in UK and decided to spread the light of education in this far-flung and backward part of the country. He gave the real identity to Chitrali youth particularly the girls by imparting modern education to them. He devoted his whole life for our betterment and well-being, now it is our turn to pay off the debt we owe to him.”
It merits a mention here that the nonagenarian retired British army officer; Geoffrey Douglas Langland has a long record of serving various prestigious educational institutions in Pakistan including AtchisonCollegeLahore and Cadet College Razmak.
He came to Chitral in 1988 and founded Sayurj Public School, the first ever school in private sector in the district, and through his untiring efforts brought this institution to the pinnacles of glory. The school was later named after him. He has become a household name in Chitral for his resilience, humility and integrity of character and is loved by all and sundry in the district.