KARACHI: The Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) held the certificate distribution ceremony for the ‘Student Volunteer Programme’ on Saturday.
This was the 39th batch of the programme. The week-long programme aims at attracting school and college students of the city for various community service activities. The programme is an annual event held by the SIUT and is quite popular among the students of Karachi.
The certificate distribution ceremony began with a two-minute silence observed in the memory of the martyrs of the recent Peshawar school tragedy. Speaking on the occasion, SIUT director Prof Adibul Hasan Rizvi said that the programme is essential for students at this stage of life to help them understand the problems and plight of others. He added that it would bring a positive change not only in the students but in the society at large.
Talking about the programme, Rizvi explained that students at the hospital are informed about the guidelines of patient medical care in the fields of radiology, clinical laboratory, dialysis, transplantation, lithotripsy and other medical, surgical and allied services.
Underlining the importance of community service, Rizvi said that it not only refines a person but also provides solace and peace in life.
So far, over 4,000 students representing various educational institutions from all over Karachi have attended the programme. In the current batch, 130 students attended the programme and completed the one-week training. The certificate distribution ceremony was attended by a large number of parents, teachers and students.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 28th, 2014.