05 December 2008 - 05 December 2008
Pakistan - IVD events
Mission Statement of the International Volunteers Day Organizing Committee, Karachi:
- To promote profound Volunteerism ,especially amongst educated youth and the upcoming generations.
- To move the Government for maximum encouragement to the Volunteers and their active groups.
- To highlight the meritorious services of the well-select Volunteers and Philanthropists of the Year and
- present them the ‘Shields of Honour’ on the Annual International Volunteers Day.To further highlight the valuable contributions of the illustrious Volunteers - both the past and the present, through befitting public forums and publications, including the ‘Who’s Who of Volunteers In Sindh’.
- To create and motivate the establishment of benevolent Funds / Foundations for providing essential services to the retired and aged Volunteers in acute distress and need.
‘International Volunteer Day Shields’ for Meritorious Performance - 1998-2007
To date, 150 volunteers, most of them the Senior Citizens of Sindh, are the recipients of the ‘ Shields of Honour’ for their acclaimed public services and leadership in the promotion of essential social causes. With almost a life-time of devotional services mainly in the voluntary sector, the Shield-holders include: 37 businessmen; 47 ladies;15 belong to the minorities; 35 professionals; 17 from the interior districts and 16 from the 'underdeveloped' areas of Karachi.
'Who’s Who of Volunteers in Sindh’: Launched in 2002, this unique annual publication lists the distinguished services of the aforesaid Shield-holders. Also, well highlighted are the noble contributions of over 260 ‘Illustrious Luminaries of Dedicated Volunteerism’ headed by Amin-ul-Mulk, Nawab Mir Mohd. Masoom Shah Bakhari (16th Century) and Mai Khairun (19th Century).
This annually up-dated and well-illustrated Trend-setter Compilation of historical importance is the only one of its kind in Pakistan. The Urdu version of its 4th edition entitled ‘Samaj kay Darkhshan Sitaray’ appeared on 5 December 2005. The 156-page 5th Volume (2006-07) lists about 550 dedicated Volunteers besides 286 photos.
Volunteers are cordially invited to join the observance of the 24th International Volunteer Day on Friday 5 December 2008, at 4pm sharpFederation House, Main Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan.
For Contacts / Feedback:
Abdul Rahim Moosvi