KHAIRPUR: A Sui Southern Gas Company funded school built by Indus Resource Centre (IRC) was inaugurated today at village Din Mohammad Rind, Khairpur by Shahbaz Islam, Dy. General Manager (Corporate Communications/OD) SSGC. The utility contributed an amount of Rs. 3.6 million in building a new block comprising of nine classrooms including a science and a computer laboratory. Through the addition of this new block the school attained the level of a secondary institution, from a primary one. The guests were taken to a guided tour of the newly constructed block.
While presenting the welcome address Sadiqa Salahuddin, Executive Director IRC, stated that IRC operates with a network of 56 schools in Sindh province having 8,500 students in its folds as a community based service for the needy. She thanked SSGC for always supporting IRC in promoting the cause of education in deprived areas of Sindh province.
Speaking on the occasion, Shahbaz Islam showed his delight on the high levels of academic management IRC has demonstrated over the period of time. He said that it was the very reason that SSGC partnered with IRC second time after contributing in the construction of a school in Khanot, Jamshoro district. He said that he was highly impressed to note that IRC was able to convince the parents mostly illiterate to send their daughters to the schools.
Others who spoke on the occasion were Salman A. Siddiqui (Chief Manager SSGC), Muhammad Ali Gohar (DCM, SSGC) and Ehsan Ali Soomro, (District Officer Education, Khairpur). Liaquat Khaskheli (DO, Elementary) and Abdul Jabbar Mari (DO Education SEMIS) also attended the inaugural ceremony along with other notables of the village.