Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Hugh Catchpole. (2007-4)
Mr. Hugh Catchpole, one of the legendary educationist of the lndo-Pak, who devoted his whole life in noble and selfless cause of education and laid foundation to the highly prestigious Institutions of Pakistan.2. Mr. Hugh Catchpole, a legendary personality and a teacher. He led a great life and successfully committed to education during his whole. life. His enviable career in education spans 69 years beginning in 1928 as Assistant Master at the Prince of Wales’ Royal Indian Military College, Dehra Dun, U.P., India. In 1948, he was appointed principal of that institution, a position, which he held till 1953. He was the founder Principal of Cadet College Hasan Abdal (1953) and the Principal of P.A.F. College, Sargodha (1958). In 1967, he retired from RA.F. College, Sargodha and joined Abbottabad Public School & College as Head of the English Department, a post he held till the last day of his life i.e February 1, 1997.3. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire, and Sitara-e-Imtiaz for long and meritorious service in the cause of education. He was the most generous benefactor of many institutions he had been associated with. More than Rs.8. million were donated by him to different institutions including Ipswich School, Suffolk, U.K. Cadet College Hasan Abdal, Prince, of Wales’ Royal Indian Military College, Dehra Dun and Public School & College Abbottabad.4. During his 69 years of selfless service towards education thousands of his students became the illustrious and eminent personalities which hold highly responsible positions in the society. His students ore spread all over thc world bearing successful professional service both in the public and private sector as well as the armed forces of Pakistan.In memoriam of Mr. Hugh Catchpole, as one of the legendary educationist of Indo-Pak a Commemorative Postage Stamp of Rs. 10/ -denomination, issued by Pakistan Post on May 26, 2007.TERMS OF SALE The Commemorative Postage stamp will be available for sale from May 26, 2007 at all important Post Offices in the country.Overseas orders for Stamps, First Day of Issue Covers and Leaflets should be addressed to the Manager, Philatelic Bureau Karachi GPO or Manager, National Philatelic Bureau, Islamabad GPO, accompanied by a Bank Draft or Crossed Cheque encashable in Pakistan.