International Women’s Day observed at TUF

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International Women’s day on 8 th March, is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. TUFIANS celebrated the day on this years’ theme; “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. Ms Zahida Maqbool, Additional Registrar and President Women Foundation alongwith other faculty members, staff and large number of students were present in Health Sciences Campus to celebrate the day organized by Community Services Society and Women Foundation of TUF. Speaking to the audience Prof Dr Muhammad Saeed, Pro Rector, told that our religion Islam gave women rights that women in any other religion or in the West have only recently began to enjoy. Ms Zahida Maqbool in her address threw light on the role and importance of the women for the progress of a nation. She emphasized on female students to devote themselves to their studies to play their role more efficiently for the progress of their motherland. On the occasion, guest speakers from Pakistan Motorway police, Ms Sana Yasin, Inspector, Rana Irfan Ahmad, Inspector SPO and Mr Javed Iqbal, from Mobile Education Unit in their talks enlightened the students regarding traffic rules and road safety measures could be taken to avoid traffic accidents. Students presented a tableau, a documentary, delivered speeches and displayed posters to sensitize the audience about odds and obstacles women have to face in the society. The message of women’s rights was marvelously depicted by the commendable acting of the students. Cake cutting ceremony was also held to mark the day.