The 50th Volunteer Program

The certificate awarding ceremony of bi-annual students' voluntary program (summer section) was held at SIUT. The session marked the conclusion of the 50th batch of a week-long exercise of community services by young individuals.

These week long programs organized by SIUT, are conducted during the summer and winter vacations for the educational institutions of the country. The aim is to motivate and train students of various age groups towards humanae acts of kindness. The other objective is to perform civic duties and community services for the society at large.

The closing ceremony of the program was presided over by Professor Adib Rizvi Director SIUT, prominent social worker and founder of student volunteer program of SIUT.

Ms. Kishwer Zehra highlighting the importance of volunteerism in society congratulated the team of SIUT for the 50th batch of the voluntary program. Prof. Adib Rizvi reminded the volunteers that they have the heavy responsibility on their shoulders as they to tackle a variety of issues which are confronted by society. ranging from poverty, well-being and health care of people.

"The basic principles of any community services is based on compassion and commitment." quoted Professor Adib Rizvi.

Kishwar Zehra also underscored the importance of social responsibility in any society and asked the volunteers that benefits of their training program must go to the people particularly those who are less privileged.

"Serving the people is like a worship", quoted Kishwar Zehra.

Professor Anwar Naqvi recounted the background of SIUT volunteer program and an overwhelming response which was always received from the public.

During the training which spanned for 30 hours, the students of high school, intermediate and O/A level hailing from all major schools and colleges were attached with various departments including OPD's, radiology, clinical laboratory, oncology, dialysis, transplantation, lithotripsy, medical and surgical sciences. The participants also engaged themselves with the admitted patients as well as the outpatients. The participants also engaged in recreational activities with children admitted to SIUT.

The certificate awarding ceremony included junior & senior volunteers presenting speeches, patient performances, life stories of transplant/ dialysis patients and certificate and gifts distribution.

Concluding ceremony was largely attended by teachers, parents, students and staff members of SIUT including doctors.

A number of 176 students participated in this 50th batch making the grand total of 6136 students who have so far benefited from this program since its inception in 2006.