‘Youth will do what we didn’t’

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The Resource Generation and Outreach Department (RGO) of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) organised the certificate-awarding ceremony for the 29th batch of student volunteer programme.
An official of the SIUT said here on Friday that on this occasion Prof Dr Anwar Naqvi lauded the younger generation that will fulfill the dreams of SIUT.
He said these students were taught the basic core principles of community service and at this phase of life if they learn to understand the problems, plight and ailments of others then definitely, they will help make the dream of a prosperous Pakistan true.
Dr Naqvi was confident that what `we have not been able to do, this generation will accomplish. I am proud of these students and appeal to the society to encourage the philanthropic work done by them’.
During training, the volunteers were detailed about various medical departments by the respective doctors who also imparted patient care and first aid training. The students were advised to conform to the guidelines set out for patient medical care and were informed about the facilities offered by SIUT’S OPDS, Radiology, Clinical Laboratory, Dialysis, Transplantation, Lithotripsy and other medical/ surgical services.
Under this current batch, 120 students from different schools were trained and to date total 2,926 students have been imparted training so far.
Madam Kishwer Zehra Chairperson Resource Generation and Outreach Department (RGO), speaking on the occasion said that these children are the leaders of the future from whom several Abdul Sattar Edhis and numerous Adib Rizvis shall rise.
She added that human behavior is a proper reflection of the society’s virtues and vices. Community service not only refines the person but also provides solace and peace in life. Though voluntary work, love and empathy are God gifted; training polishes the entire personality. Kishwar Zehra informed that during training, the volunteer students while tending to the medical care and needs of the patients become so mixed and involved with them that the patients forget about their worries and this should be highly encouraged.
Highlighting uniqueness of the programme she mentioned that some students have devoted more than 1,000 hours of community volunteer services.
The ceremony was attended by a large number of parents, teachers and students. Representative of the student volunteers speaking on this occasion said that due to this programme they have learned how to help others.