LAHORE (PR) - The Damen Support Programme (DSP) and the Development Action for Mobilisation and Emancipation (DAMEN) organised an event to mark the International Day of Eradication of Poverty, says a press release.

The event aimed to highlight awareness about poverty and destitute and one’s responsibility towards them.

This ceremony was attended by various eminent personalities and people from all walks of life.

DAMEN and DSP officials highlighted different aspects of poverty through a stage performance. Children of DAMEN Home Schools presented a tableau to create awareness on social evils due to poverty. The management presented shields to encourage the staff members who showed excellent performance throughout the previous year. At the end, DSP CEO Naghma Rashid thanked the participants and emphasised on the importance of collective efforts for reduction of poverty.

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries. Fighting poverty remains at the core of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The theme of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is “Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination”.

The DSP is an organisation which is determined to eradicate poverty. It helps low income households through financial inclusion for the development of their sustainable future.