Picture of the Day: Parhnay waaloun key naam

Posted on July 8, 2006
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Education, Photo of the Day, Society
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Adil Najam

This picture just brought back a flood of memories.

This picture was taken in Peshawar in May this year. But it could have been me so many years ago. I remember that blue sweater, that tie that never kept in place (that is before the uniforms changed to ‘malitia’ shalwar qameez), those pale-yellow choona painted walls (or pale green or pale blue).

The only thing I do not remember is having that big a smile on my face for the morning ‘Assembly’, which I assume this may be. And speaking of smiles, is this not a wonderful, infectious, honest smile.

I wonder, however, what the ‘266’ and ‘306’ written in chalk on that desk signify? Any ideas?

Originally uploaded by annesh on Flickr.com, see here.

6 responses to “Picture of the Day: Parhnay waaloun key naam”

  1. Saad says:

    Usually in Pakistan at this stage the first digit from the left indicates the class the kids are in. So I am guessing these are class 2 students.

  2. habib says:

    I certainly hope it is not the marks they got in a test. That would be poor taste. Maybe, roll numbers. Though I wonder why the numbers will be so high for kids this age.

  3. fara says:

    ….numbers are indicating their roll number or may be the markswhich they got in any recent assesment i think so

  4. Saad says:

    I am shooting in the dark here but it looks like the kids were about to have a test of some sorts so the numbers might have served as indicators to their allotted seats.
    Or they just might be their roll call ids.

  5. MSK says:

    Ah ha….
    And for a moment I thought we woudl not get out ‘picture of the day’ today!

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