Function held to mark International Volunteers Day

Abdur Razzaq

PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) chapter on Thursday celebrated International Volunteers Day to honour the services of all those who selflessly assisted the affected people of the recent mega disasters across the province.???????????????????????????????

The function was organized by the Youth and Volunteers department of PRCS KP. Chairman PRCS KP Dr Sher Mohammad Khan was the chief guest while noted Pashto poet, Prof Abaseen Yousafzai, Peshawar University Teachers Association (PUTA) president Dr Fazal Nasir, General Secretary PUTA, Prof Fayyaz Ur Rehman, along with large number of students and volunteers were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sher Mohammad Khan said volunteerism was a noble cause adding that our religion also teaches us about assisting the vulnerable and doing humane activities. He said PRCS successfully carried out relief activities during the earthquake of 2005, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) crises from 2007-09 and massive flood of 2010. He said all these major activities were only being possible because of the volunteers and their dedication towards assisting the vulnerable segments.

Prof Abaseen Yousafzai praised the selfless services of volunteers and said humans were not only created for worship but also helping the others. “Youth can play an active role in formation of the society and development of the country, I am thankful to PRCS for guiding the young generation and building their capacities”, he remarked.

At the end, certificates of appreciation were awarded to active volunteers, while a peace walk was also held to highlight the importance of volunteerism.

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