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JKYF holds State Level Two Day Volunteers’ Workshop

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Srinagar: The guest speakers at JKYF’s two day state level volunteers’ workshop at BAITUL HILAL, Chawalgam in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district laid emphasis on basic understanding of issues and challenges confronting underprivileged, poor, resource less and disadvantaged sections of people. The speakers described humility, sincerity, selflessness, character, missionary zeal and zest as inalienable elements of social service volunteerism.

The two day volunteers’ workshop was part of JKYF’s continuing efforts to sensitize the volunteers on ground about various issues & challenges related to voluntary social service.

Addressing about 150 senior volunteers from across Kashmir & Jammu regions, Senior Journalist & former North India BBC Correspondent Altaf Hussain appreciated the sincerity of volunteers and urged them to be pro active in identifying and reaching out to needy and deserving people in their respective areas.

He enjoined upon JKYF management to work steadily on rehabilitation of orphans, widows and destitute under Self Reliant Mechanism while guiding beneficiaries to work hard and uphold their self respect.

Hussain urged JKYF to come up with small docu drama films to portray the ground realities about the plight of poor & needy orphans, widows and destitute sections of our Society.

Appreciating the voluntary work of JKYF volunteers, Islamic scholar & preacher Moulana Showkat Shaheen in his speech advised volunteers to simultaneously take care of the rights and duties towards their parents, wives and children without any fail.

Shaheen referred to ‘HALF-FUL-FUZOOL’ (Group Pledging Allegiance to Humanitarian Work) saying that Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was actively participating in social and humanitarian work with utmost dedication, commitment, zeal and continuity before being conferred with Prophet hood by Allah (SWT).

Speaking on the world humanitarian activities undertaken by international voluntary organizations, Sr volunteer Javaid Jawad said that social service is in itself a natural inalienable ingredient of human nature. This, he said, was the sole reason to have people from all faiths and religions participating actively in the social service cause.

Chairman JKYF/PAC Member Mohammad Ahsan Rather in his address urged volunteers to emulate the work undertaken by the great social workers in Islam and take forward the noble cause with missionary zeal and zest.

Islamic preacher Nisar ul Haq Nadvi while quoting ‘Birr’ verse from Holy Qura’n said that after owing allegiance to Islam, the social service has been categorized as one among important teachings of Islam.

Senior volunteer & former JKYF chairman Mohammad Rafiq Lone talked about the origin and history of the establishment of J&K Yateem Foundation in 2000.

General Secretary/PAC Member JKYF Dr Tariq Malik gave overview of the Organizational activities, programmes and future targets vis a vis JKYF’s welfare & rehabilitation programmes.

Later, children from Baitul Hilal Jawahar Nagar & Chawalgam Kulgam were taken for an excursion to AHARBAL WATERFALL located in district Kulgam.

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