PRCS and NUML join hands for Voluntary Services
Islamabad: Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and National University of Modern Languages (NUML) on Monday signed an agreement to develop a volunteer force from the university students. Under the understanding, over 15,000 students of the university would be enrolled as volunteers, enabling them to work in a state of natural or man-made disasters, accidents and community services.
The agreement was signed by PRCS Secretary General Khalid Bin Majeed and Rector NUML Major General (R) Zia ud Din Najam HI (M) at a ceremony held at Conference Room of NUML, Sector H-9, here. Dean of respective departments of NUML and PRCS officials were also present on the occasion.
NUML’s Manager Research Operations and Development, Ms. Huma Rasheed gave a detailed presentation on MoU to all the participants. According to the MoU, the students and university staff would be given opportunity to participate in trainings, demonstrations, workshops, seminars and camps. The Society will also organize training sessions for students. The two sides decided to establish working relationship for mobilizing and training youth volunteers. It was also decided that PRCS will establish self-sustainable youth clubs at all departments and campuses of NUML and provide a complete training package for the capacity building of club members.
Speaking at the occasion, PRCS Secretary General Khalid Bin Majeed said that under the vision and leadership of PRCS Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi, the Society had set a target to increase the volunteer base up to 5 million. Engaging youths of schools, colleges and universities was one of objectives by establishing new Youth Clubs, revitalizing existing ones and imparting training on first aid, disaster management and response during various emergencies. He said that PRCS had recently signed MoUs with the Allama Iqbal Open University and Punjab University and other institutions which is a step towards achieving our milestone and so far PRCS had been able to achieve recruitment of over 1.8 million volunteers.
He appreciated the support of NUML and especially Rector NUML Major General (R) Zia ud Din Najam and hope that both the intuitions will work closely for the betterment of humanity.
Speaking at the occasion Major General (R) Zia ud Din Najam said that NUML students always played an important role whenever the country faced calamities. He said that the new generation had the passion to serve humanity but needed a platform through which they could participate in relief activities. He said that the MoU would provide NUML students an opportunity to cope with floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters.
At the end of ceremony, PRCS Secretary General and Rector NUML exchange mementos.