21st Death Anniversary of the Founding Principal of Cadet College Hasanabdal Mr Hugh Catchpole, was celebrated today at CCH.
The purpose of this gathering was to pay homage to one of the leading educationists of the Subcontinent, who changed the meanings of education for the region. Catchpoleans were invited to join hands and pay tribute to their mentor. His students from RIMC(Rashtaria Indian Military College Dehra Dun India (then the Prince of Wales Royal Indian Military College), Cadet College Hasanabdal, PAF College Sargodha and Abbotabad Public School, Abbotabad attended the function.
After reception in the Library, the guests walked to Mr. Catchpole’s grave with a banner to promote his values. The function was presided by a Rimcolian Brig Malik Mukhtar Karim. Dignitaries like General (R) Ehsan ul Haq, Ex Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Air Chief Marshal (R) Abbas Khattak, Major (R) Nadir Pervez, Defense Adviser to British High Commission Islamabad Brigade Ben P Edwards OBE and many more came to share and cherish the memories of Mr. Hugh Catchpole. Current students of PAF College Sargodha, Abbotabad Public School and Cadet College Hasanabdal also attended the function.
After Guard of Honour, floral wreaths were laid and Reverent Ammenual Lorraine, Vicar at Saint Thomas Church Islamabad led the prayers. Catchpoleans expressed sweet memories of their mentor.
In the end all had a group photograph and dispersed after lunch.