Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Postage Stamps on Aitchison College, Lahore

While driving on the main Mall Road, Lahore from the city centre to the cantonment, one can see a majestic Victorian style building to one's left near the Lahore Canal. This is the Aitchison College or the Chiefs' College which it is informally known.

Logo Aitchison College, Lahore
Established in 1886 mainly for the wards of the British officers and some loyal landlords of the area, this education institution soon became a premiere institution in the South Asia of its time. The institution was named after the then Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab, Sir Charles Umpherston Aitchison, whose vision for the institution was to produce educated individuals with a refined personality.

The college has retained its traditions and style of education since its inception and continues to educate the wards of the elite of Lahore and surrounding areas. The college is the second only school in Pakistan that is a part of the Headmasters' Conference.

Pakistan Post issued two stamps on Aitchison College: one on the centenary celebrations of the college in 1986 and the other on the 125th anniversary of the college.

Centenary Celebrations of Aitchison College, Lahore 1886-1986

125th Anniversary Celebrations of Aitchison College, Lahore 2012
Some of the notable personalities of Pakistan who have attended the Aitchison include: former Prime Minister of Pakistan Malik Feroz Khan Noon, former Governor West Pakistan Nawab Amir Mohammad Khan of Kalabagh, former Governor Balochistan province of Pakistan Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, former foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and famous cricketer turned politician Imran Khan.
Related: Aitchison College (Wikipedia)


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