A reception for Chevening and British Alumni was hosted by the British Deputy High Commissioner Mr Richard Crowder at his residence.
The reception was attended by Chevening scholars from across the country, members of the Chevening Alumni Association of Pakistan and British Alumni Association of Pakistan, as well as senior officials from the British High Commission.
The reception served as a useful platform for Chevening and British Alumni members to celebrate their achievements, network, and build on the strong relationship between the UK and its prestigious alumni in Pakistan.
Speaking at the reception, the British Deputy High Commissioner, Mr Richard Crowder, said:
I am pleased to host this reception for our Chevening and British Alumni which includes the best and the brightest individuals from across Pakistan.
The Chevening programme in Pakistan is one of our largest networks in the world with a total alumni now of almost 1,500 scholars.
This year we look forward to introducing another Fellowship and selecting over 70 new scholars. We also celebrate the 70th Anniversary of UK-Pakistan relations and we will continue to mark this historic occasion with events and engagements throughout the year.
The Acting President of Chevening Alumni Association of Pakistan, Mr Mahesh Ahuja, said:
The UK provides world class education and has always been a popular destination for Pakistani scholars who want to make a difference in this world.
I am grateful to the British High Commission for bringing the Chevening and British Alumni together and I am confident that we will continue to work together for a more prosperous Pakistan.
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Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s global scholarship programme. The scholarships support study at UK universities – mostly one year master’s degrees – for individuals with demonstrable potential to become future leaders, decision-makers, and opinion formers.
Chevening began in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international awards scheme. Chevening Scholars come from over 160 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and more than 1,500 scholarships were awarded in 2016/2017. There are over 46,000 Chevening Alumni around the world who comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.
The name ‘Chevening’ comes from Chevening House in Sevenoaks, Kent – currently the joint official residence of the UK’s Foreign Secretary.
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