PESHAWAR: Empowering girl student is the key to inculcating community mobilisation, University of Peshawar Vice Chancellor Dr Muhammad Asif Khan said.
He said that it was necessary to infuse dignity of labour and civic sense among students. Professor Asif Khan was speaking at the recently concluded Community Services Programme (CSP) at Jinnah College for Women, UoP.
Around 100 female students participated in one week drive to plant 500 trees, donate 100 blood bags, and clean and decorate the premises, laboratories, and lawns of the college.
The JCW girls collected Rs83,000 for Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust and Rs53,000 for the Dam Fund. Students worked in collaboration with Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and Rescue 1122.
They also filmed and screened a documentary of the programme.
JCW Principal DrTazeen Gul lauded the efforts of the students. She acknowledged the contribution of 700 evergreen plants from the forest department.
She said that being Muslims and followers of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) we should realise the importance of planting trees, cleanliness and hygiene.
Director Community Social Services Dr ShakilAhamd thanked for excellent cooperation from JCW staff and especially from CSP Coordinator Dr Shehnaz Khattak. He shared with audience that CSP is not only helping needy students to pay their tuition fee but also encouraging underprivileged boys and girls to acquire vocational training.
At the end, the VC UoP planted the tree of araucaria as part of Clean and green drive while talked to students about CPEC model and earth model displayed at lawn and asked questions about the model details from students and greatly admired the talent and intellect of students.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 15th, 2019.