RAWALPINDI – General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) inaugurated the new Academic Block at Military College Jhelum (MCJ) today, said an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release on Tuesday.
This academic block is part of a master plan which besides renovation of two cadet houses and the auditorium includes construction of a swimming pool, mosque, riding club, firing range, sports grounds, roads and commandant house. Having started in 2013, the projects will be completed in 2015. A large number of senior military officers, members of college alumni and college faculty were present on the occasion.
In his address, COAS said that provision of best infrastructure to education institutions in the country is vital for grooming of the youth. He further emphasized that overall environment in these institutions has to be in harmony with the modern day requirements to make future generations capable of handling and leading the phenomenon of Change.
While praising the achievements of MCJ, The COAS said that in its 88 years history, MCJ has done a commendable job as a feeder institution for the army. He hoped that recent addition of two new military colleges at Murree and Sui will go a long way in providing best possible educational facilities to our youth.
Earlier on his arrival, Chief of the Army Staff was received in the college by Lieutenant General Raheel Sharif, Inspector General Training & Evaluation, Lieutenant General Sajjad Ghani, Quarter master General and Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Commander 10 Corps.