The Institute of Business Studies & Leadership (IBL), Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM) in collaboration with Pakistan Red Crescent Society PRCS) organized “International Youth Day” at IBL on October 03, 2017.
Students and faculty of IBL participated in the event. The main purpose of the event was to create awareness and motivation among students and faculty regarding community service and social engagement. Ahmad Hussain (Assistant Director, Youth and Volunteer Department PRCS) briefed the audience the importance of Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality. PRCs will establish youth club at AWKUM for conducting youth related programs such as YABC & youth training programs. The core activities of the youth club includes healthy & safe living in the community, prepare & respond to any emergency or disaster, cleanliness drive to reduce spread of diseases, Go-Green project, promoting culture of peace, tolerance and non-violence through Community Watch. Mr. Shah Hussain Awan (Focal person) will facilitate the PRCS activities for students at AWKUM. Addressing to the ceremony, Prof. Dr. Qadar Baloch (Director, IBL) appreciated the efforts of PRCS and stressed students to involve in the community services. He also expressed that IBL will soon include community services as part of curriculum.
In his concluding remarks, the Chief Guest, Professor Dr. Mohammad Khurshid Khan (Vice Chancellor AWKUM) appreciated the efforts of Prof. Dr. Qadar Baloch (Director IBL AWKUM) for organizing such a useful event for the students. He advised students and faculty to engage their selves in community services. The Vice Chancellor quoted several examples regarding tolerance and non-violence and volunteerism. He promised his full support to cooperate with students and faculty regarding community services. In the end, the chief guest distributed shields and certificates among the aspiring students and organizing team. The indoor session was followed with the walk promoting cleanliness. A tree planting ceremony was also held in the end.