The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the First Lady received the silver medal winning girls’ robotics team, Saturday morning, Presidential Palace.
The Afghan girls’ robotics team contested in the international robotics competition, recently organized in Washington DC capital of the United States of America where they were awarded a silver medal of courageous achievement.
The robotics team had lunch with the President. The ingenious teenagers briefed the President and the First Lady about the hand-made robots which they had built.
The President congratulated the team manager Roya Mahboob, the coach Ali Reza Mehraban, the robotics team and the Afghan people on this spectacular win. The President told them, “You presented a new image of Afghanistan to the world.”
The President said, “Afghan girls are creative and inspirational, believing in the future of their country. You are a good example of great potentiality for the rest of Afghan girls and students.” Describing the girls as groundbreakers in technology, the President said, “You have opened a path for others to follow.”
President Ghani supported proposals in the fields of technology and science. He added that these proposals can pave the way for fair competition in technology where talented and qualified students can be singled out.
The First Lady also congratulated the robotics team and the Afghan people on winning the silver medal for courageous achievement in the international robotics competition. She said, “The Afghan girls have learnt about your strength and your achievements have encouraged them to acquire education.”
The robotics team thanked the President and the First Lady for their particular attention paid to the development of the youth and girls of the country.
The robotics team said, “We are proud of being Afghans and we want to continue our studies in order to share our experiences and education with others in the future.”
The President and the First Lady financially helped the robotics team out of their pockets so as to motivate them. They also contributed ex gratia assistance to the development of the Robotics Center.
The President, the First Lady and the robotics team visited certain historical sites located inside the Palace.