In­ter­na­tional Vol­un­teers Day marked

The Pak Banker - - 2national -

IS­LAM­ABAD: Nation across the coun­try marked the In­ter­na­tional Vol­un­teers' Day to ac­knowl­edge the valu­able ser­vices of vol­un­teers, their con­tri­bu­tion for so­cial and eco­nomic devel­op­ment.

Pub­lic and pri­vate or­ga­ni­za­tions ar­ranged dif­fer­ent events in­clud­ing con­fer­ences, ral­lies and sem­i­nars to high­light the im­por­tance of vo­lu­teerism.

Pak­istan is one the top five coun­tries where vol­un­teers have reg­is­tered more than 1.5 mil­lion hours of ef­forts to tackle cli­mate change and other en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues.

The other top four coun­tries are In­dia, Kenya, Nige­ria and the Philip­pines. Only one western coun­try, the United States, is in the top 10 coun­tries, ac­cord­ing to UN Vol­un­teer (UNV) pro­gramme.

To mark the day, Na­tional Vol­un­teers Move­ment (NVM) ar­ranged a func­tion to pay trib­ute to the ser­vices of young vol­un­teers who worked day and night dur­ing earth­quake and flood dis­as­ter. Around 100 young vol­un­teers par­tic­i­pated in the colour­ful func­tion. -App

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