Lahore, May 23, 2016 (PPI-OT): The Lahore Businessmen Association for Rehabilitation of Disabled (LABARD) held its annual fund-raising dinner that was largely attended by the renowned personalities including MNA Pervaiz Malik, the LCCI President Sheikh Muhammad Arshad, Vice President Nasir Saeed, former LCCI President Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman, Mian Muzaffar Ali, Farooq Iftikhar, former Senior Vice President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, LABARD Secretary General Saeed Khan, Mian Nusrat-ud-Din, Shaista Pervez Malik and DG TDCP Ahmer Malik.
The funds generated from the event will be used to provide and facilitate free counselling services, medical treatment, education, and vocational training and employment opportunities to persons with disabilities.
The LABARD Fund Raising Dinner was a rare show of solidarity by the all segments of the society with the physically challenged persons who have the desire to play their role as active members of the society.
Speaking on the occasion, Pervez Malik, MNA and President, LABARD said, “LABARD is a project that is very close to my heart. I have always felt that there have been very few facilities for the physically and mentally challenged. These talented people can be treated and provided guidance for earning a respectable livelihood and place in the society; however, we need continuous support from individuals and organisations to keep our mission alive”.
In his address, the LCCI President Sheikh Muhammad Arshad paid rich tributes to LABARD office-bearers for spending their time and energies for this noble cause. He said that LABARD is a feather in LCCI cap and the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry would leave no stone unturned in ensuring proper assistance to the LABARD. He said that all the businessmen should at least accommodate one disabled person in his factory or office to curtail the miseries of the society.
In his address, LABARD Secretary General Saeed Khan said that the Lahore Businessmen Association for Rehabilitation of Disabled (LABARD) has so far arranged jobs for hundreds of disabled persons and it is soon coming up with a state-of-the-art training center in Lahore where the disabled persons would not only be imparted with training in various faculties but arrangements would also be made for their placement in different organizations.
For more information, contact:
Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
Lahore -54000, Pakistan