LAHORE: Speakers at a function held under the aegis of Pakistan Orphan Care Forum urged philanthropists to donate generously for the welfare of orphan children who need their help to compete with other children.

Political and social figures including Dr Arifa Subha Khan, Samia Raheel Qazi, former Education Minister Mian Imran Masood, former MPA, Ehsanullah Waqas, MPAS, Mian Aslam Iqbal, Sadia Sohail Rana and senior journalist Ataur Rehman addressed the ceremony.

In their speeches, the speakers highlighted the role of society in addressing issues facing the children who lose their parents in their childhood. They urged philanthropists to extend generous help to the orphans to end their sense deprivation and to make them useful citizens. Distribution of gifts among the orphan children marked the end of the ceremony.–Staff Reporter