Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani formally launched the Ababeel Ultra Light Sports Flying Club under the aegis of University of Peshawar at Azakhel Botanical Garden; the Sub-Campus of the university in District Nowshera on Tuesday (June 15, 2010) and witnessed an eye catching demonstration of single and double seater ultra light as well as radio controlled model aircraft.
The Governor who is also the Chancellor of the University has not only himself conceived the idea of establishing the club, but also sponsored its initiation and formal establishment at the Garden, along GT Road. The participants also included two lad faculties of Botany Department of the University; Professor Mussarrat Jabein and Mst Kanwal Saadat as well as a guest ultra light pilot from Lahore, Sharjeel.
The ceremony, besides the Vice Chancellor Professor Azmat Hayat, Director of the Sub-campus of the University, Professor Farrukh Hussain who is also heading the club and senior faculties was also attended by the senior officials of the district and elite of the area.
He said, this is a very challenging age wherein to live with honour and dignity, we as a nation have to ensure rapid advancement in every field of life especially to get rid of all sorts of weaknesses and further accelerate the process of development. The field of education, he further said, needs immediate attention in this respect and by putting fullest concentration on it; we may resolve most the immediate confronting challenges too. In this connection, he particularly stressed the need for ensuring provision of educational opportunities on equal basis to every citizen, which, he added, is itself a big challenge. The Governor said, in line with the given realities, the establishment of the club aims at not only to provide ultra light flying sports facilities to youth but also encourage them to become conversant to application of latest technologies of manufacturing ultra light and radio controlled aircraft indigenously.
He expressed the confidence that the establishment of the club would prove a good addition in the academic and non-academic pursuits of this historic seat of learning of the province and will provide opportunities of learning to youth both in the arenas of sports and application of new technologies. Later, the Governor inspected the newly constructed hangers and runway of ultra light aircraft and other facilities at the campus.