International Volunteer Day
PRCS volunteers to be engaged for making Islamabad a safe, healthy city: Sheikh Ansar
Pledges to actively participate in all human welfare initiatives of Society; IGP Sultan Azam Temuri says police department will introduce Volunteers in Police; over 50 male and female cyclists take part in rally
ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation together with the Islamabad police will utilize the full potential of the PRCS-trained volunteers to make Islamabad a safe, secure and healthy city.
Mayor Islamabad Sheikh Ansar Aziz said this while speaking at a rally launched by the Pakistan Red Crescent Society in collaboration with the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation and police to mark the International Volunteer Day here on Thursday.
Over 50 male and female cyclists participated in the rally that started from Faisal Masjid and concluded at the same place after visiting Faisal Intersection (Chowk).
IGP Islamabad Sultan Azam Temuri, Traffic police in charge Malik Matloob Hussain, President Islamabad District Bar Association (IDBA) Naveed Malik and a big number of civil society participants attended the rally.
The objective of the rally was to promote volunteerism and educate the citizens about road safety and observance of traffic laws.
Addressing the participants before the rally took off, Mayor Sheikh Ansar Aziz said: “Today’s event is a source of immense satisfaction for me. There is dire need for promotion of volunteerism in the current situation.”
He pledged to actively participate in promotion of PRCS initiatives like the first-aid trainings and afforestation and health & hygiene campaigns.
Ansar assured that the Islamabad Metropolitan Corporation will work shoulder to shoulder with the PRCS in all its welfare initiatives.
He also prayed for the success of the ICRS’s ongoing campaign “Give Way to Ambulance, Give Way to Life” and administered oath to the rally participants that they would spare no effort to make the campaign a success.
Speaking on the occasion, IGP Sultan Azam Temuri said the police department is introducing Volunteers in Police and will take the PRCS-trained volunteers and benefit from their expertise.
PRCS Acting Secretary General Abaid Ullah Khan said the PRCS, particularly its Y&V department, was working on all cylinders for promotion of volunteerism.
He said it was indeed a feather in the PRCS’s cap that the number of its trained volunteers will be reaching 5m youths in 92 districts of the country in line with the vision of Chairman Dr. Saeed Elahi.
Memorial shields were distributed among the participants at the end of the rally.