LAHORE Provincial Minister for Education Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman has said that students will play an active role for the relief and rehabilitation of flood affectees and the first week after the end of summer vacation in educational institutions will be reserved for the collection of relief items and edibles for the calamity-stricken people. He was addressing a function held in connection with dispatch of relief items for the calamity-hit people of Rajanpur, arranged by Educational Welfare Association for Private Schools. MNA Khawa-ja Saad Rafique, MPA Muhammad Yasin Sohal and office-bearers of the Association also spoke on the occasion. The Minister said that due to the efforts of Higher Education Department and Youth Commission, the first consignment of relief items worth Rs 54.25 million had been sent to the calamity-hit areas. He said that five trucks of relief items were being sent by the Educational Association, adding that relief activities would be accelerated after the opening of schools at the end of summer vacation. He said that in response to the appeal of PML-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif the people of Lahore had donated generously for the flood-affectees. He said that national unity was of paramount importance at this stage to cope with the situation caused by unprecedented floods in the country. He said that it was a matter of satisfaction that students of private schools belonging to lower middle class had collected one kilo ration each and sent five trucks of relief items for the calamity-hit people which reflected the humanitarian spirit of the children. Saad Rafique said that all assembly members of the PML-N were engaged in welfare activities for the disaster-stricken people. He said that a survey had been started for the assessment of losses in the affected areas and students would also be taken on board in the survey and rehabilitation process. He said that about 3000 students would perform various responsibilities in the affected areas under this programme. Moreover, he said, interest-free loans of 50 lakh rupees would be given to the flood affectees with the cooperation of Akhuwat Foundation and Kh Rafique Shaheed Foundation on personal guarantee for the provision of employment opportunities.