Introduction to SOBA and Birth of Sargodhian Spirit Trust
A Brief History
As more and more Sargodhians passed out from the portals of this great institution, they had the urge to get together to share old memories and keep in contact with each other. In 1964, S M Anas (115-A), M Ishaq Khan (Late) (71-A), Sajjad Azeem (122-S) and Hamid Mehmood (75-A) got together in Ishaq Khan’s office at Victoria Road Karachi and held their first meeting. The Sargodhian Old Boys’ Association was thus born. As word spread, more and more old boys joined in and the number of meetings became more frequent. In 1974 the Association was registered in Karachi. Later more chapters were added, namely: Karachi, Rawalpindi/Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, USA/Canada, UK/Europe, and Bangladesh.
As the Association got more organized, rules of business were drawn up, regular elections of the office bearers are held and get-togethers take place occasionally. In 1993, a realization crept in that there was more to life than just meeting occasionally and exchanging pleasantries. The Sargodhians resolved that they must repay the nation in kind for what it had given them in the development of their personality and careers. This in essence is the Sargodhian Spirit which got translated into the Sargodhian Spirit Trust. Sargodhians resolved that they would replicate PAF Public School, Sargodha and would have one such school in each province of Pakistan. The first of the SST Public Schools has been set up in interior Sindh at Rashidabad near Tando Allah Yar.
The Sargodhian Spirit Trust Public School Rashidabad, received the first entry in August 2005 with total intake of 66 students. This batch completed their five years studies in School in June 2010. Their results in the IGCSE board exams were outstanding; one student secured top position in Computer Studies in the World and also the top position in Maths in Karachi region. By the end of 2014, 98 students had studied in the school under the Trust’s “Need Based Scholarship Scheme”.91 of these students are now studying in top Universities in country and abroad, some on merit scholarship and others through sponsorship. Our boys have equally excelled in Sports. One student holds Sindh High Jump record. The boys have also participated in National games representing Sindh.
Who We Are
“Ihidinas Sirat ul Mustaqim”
“Aim High” gives the Sargodhian a vision in which he aims at deeds that take him to high achievements for which he has been uniquely educated. As the Sargodhian goes through real life with achievement after achievement, he is more and more convinced that he owes a debt to the society and institution, which has made him “Aim High”. Thus is born a spirit of thanks giving in which the Sargodhian wants to be the benevolent emissary of his own good fortune onto others who are seeking the opportunity of the unique education which will make them “Aim High” to fulfill their destiny. In this way takes shape the “SARGODHIAN SPIRIT”.
This spirit envisages three main elements of benevolence:
- The effective education model of P.A.F. Public School Sargodha.
- The Sargodhian as a custodian of this bounteous education.
- The young minds of Pakistan in general and the progeny of
Sargodhians in particular as recipients of this bounty.