The United Nations celebrate International Humanitarian Day on 19th August every year in order to pay tribute to the volunteers who sacrifice their lives during natural disasters and wars in all over the world. On the directions of Dr. Tariq Fazal Ch. Minister of State, Capital Administration & Development Division, National Council of Social Welfare organized a one day seminar titled ‘International Humanitarian Day and Our Social Responsibilities’ to pay tribute volunteers for their services to humanity.
Dr. Nadeem Shafiq Malik, Chairman, National Council of Social Welfare presided the seminar while Nargis Nasir, Chairperson Pakistan Girls Guide Association, Islamabad, was the chief guest.
Representatives of Civil Society, NGOs, Students, other stakeholders and large number of teachers and parents attended the training workshop. Dr. Nadeem Shafiq Malik said in his presidential address that the People of Pakistan always stand with one another at the time of any disaster. The government of Pakistan is initiating several steps to promote volunteerism.
The Federal Government is strengthening the disaster management institutions in order to save the lives and assets of the people. Pakistan is ranked at 4th position among most charity – donations countries. The need of time is to establish proper coordination and communication among states institutions. We should be ready at every time so that will be able to face any natural disaster. The service of mankind is a great virtue.
Many notable people in Pakistan like Adbul Sattar Edhi and Dr. Ruth Katherina Martha Pfau devoted their lives for the service of humanity. Their commendable services are admired not only in Pakistan but also all over the world. We should organize training workshops at community level in order to tackle emergency situations.