KARACHI - The Resource Generation and Outreach Department (RGO) of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) organized the certificate awarding ceremony for the 31st batch of student volunteer program.

On the occasion, Prof Adibul Hasan Rizvi commented that proper training of the volunteers was integral for the bright future of Pakistan.

He said that during the training, students were taught basic principles of community service and by understanding the problems, plight and ailments of others they will be able to play a constructive role in making the country prosperous.

“I am confident that what we have not been able to do, this generation will accomplish and I am proud of these students and appeal to the society to encourage the philanthropic work done by them,” he said.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Anwar Naqvi highlighted the importance and the impact generated by the program.

He said that a healthy society was imperative for the success and progress of a nation.

He informed that the volunteers were detailed about various medical departments by the respective doctors and were 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 OPDS, Radiology, Clinical Laboratory, Dialysis, Transplantation, Lithotripsy and other medical and surgical services,” he added.

Under the current batch, he said, 129 students from various schools participated and to date total 3546 students had been trained.

RGO Chairperson Kishwer Zehra while conveying her message said that these volunteers were future leaders from whom several Abdul Sattar Edhis and numerous Adib Rizvis would emerge.

She said that human behaviour is true reflection of a society’s virtues and vices and community service not only refines the person but also provides solace and peace in life.

Kishwar said that although voluntary work, love and empathy are God gifted virtues but training polishes the entire personality. She informed that during training, the volunteer students while tending to the medical care and needs of the patients become so involved with them that the patients forget about their worries - a fact that should be highly encouraged.

She mentioned that some students had devoted more than 2000 hours for community services.

The ceremony was attended by a large number of parents, teachers and students.

Representatives of the student volunteers speaking on the occasion said that the training program had helped them learn how to help others.

At the end of the program, the renowned composer Javed Mir and Zainab Imran performed SIUT’s song to delight the audience.