Quaide-e-Azam’s advice to the Youth

Father of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the outstanding leader and a visionary statesman is a role model for each one of us. During his life, he guided the youth particularly the students through his valuable advices.

Develop a sense of Responsibility:

“Develop a sound sense of discipline Character, Initiative and a solid Academic Background. You must devote yourself whole-heartedly to your studies, for that is your first obligation to yourselves, your parents and to the State. You must learn to obey for only then you can learn to command.”

Quaid advised the students to pay special attention to their studies and develop a strong academic foundation to succeed.

Leadership Skills 

During an advice to the youth, Quaid-e-Azam emphasized on the importance of polishing leadership skills.

“Pakistan is proud of her youth, particularly the students, who are nation builders of tomorrow. They must fully equip themselves by discipline, education, and training for the arduous task lying ahead of them.”

Quran: The Best Guidance 

During his address to NWFP Muslim Students Federation in April 1943, he advised the students to follow the teachings of Quran religiously.

“You have asked me to give you a message. What message can I give you? We have got the great message in the Quran for our guidance and enlightenment.”

Work ,work and only Work

“I insist you to strive. Work, Work and only work for satisfaction with patience, humbleness and serve thy nation.” 

Quaid’s advice to the youth has always been to work and strive hard to achieve the goals.

Vision on Education

“You must concentrate on gaining knowledge and education. It is your foremost responsibility. Political awareness of the era is also part of your education. You must be aware of international events and environment. Education is a matter of life and death for our country.”

Quaid-e-Azam has always laid immense importance on the role education  in shaping lives. on another occasion he said,

“Without education it is complete darkness and with education it is light. Education is a matter of life and death to our nation. The world is moving so fast that if you do not educate yourselves you will be not only completely left behind but will be finished up. The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) had enjoined his followers to go even to China in the pursuit of knowledge. If that was the commandment in those days when communications were difficult, then, truly, Muslims as the true followers of the glorious heritage of Islam, should surely utilize all available opportunities. No sacrifice of time or personal comfort should be regarded too great for the advancement of the cause of education.”