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Queen of England communicates on Skype with Students of Fazaia College

Islamabad, November 15, 2012 (PPI-OT): Fazaia College, E-9 Islamabad earned the accolades by joining the Royal Commonwealth Society Presentation Ceremony through Skype, in which Her majesty, the Queen of England, Patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS), received a digital Diamond Jubilee gift – Jubilee Time Capsule (JTC).

Across the globe, only three schools (based in South Africa, Australia and Pakistan) were video-linked to the event and a large number of participating students along with the faculty joined the ceremony. This achievement of Fazaia Chain of Schools and Colleges in general and Fazaia College, Islamabad in particular has not only brought great honour to the country but also helped in projecting the softer image of Pakistan in the world.

The JTC is the world’s largest online history project, cataloguing memories submitted by people from all over the world, regarding 60 years of the Queen’s reign i.e. from 1952 to 2012. The top 60 JTC entries, as judged by a distinguished panel, were presented to Her Majesty as the ‘Diamond (re) Collection’.

The digital entries were uploaded onto a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. After the presentation ceremony, the device will be kept at the Royal Collection, one of the world’s largest and most important art collections.

Few months earlier, on account of the outstanding contributions made by the students of Fazaia College, Islamabad, the Royal Commonwealth Society, UK had awarded the title of Super School in Asia and had selected the college as the only venue from Pakistan to hold Big Lunch in commemoration of the Queen’s Jubilee celebration on June 3, 2012. The event was given live coverage by the BBC.

For more information, contact:
Air Commodore Tariq Qamar Yazdanie TI (M)
Director Media Affairs
Pakistan Air Force
E-mail: pafdpr@paf.gov.pk
Tel: 051-9507751 and 051-9261300
Fax: 051-9260868

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