Collective efforts needed to help underprivileged segment of society: First lady Samina Alvi
LAHORE: Samina Alvi wife of President Dr Arif Alvi said that it was collective responsibility to carry out welfare-oriented work for underprivileged segment of society. Addressing annual event of Soliton Group here, she said that there was need to change approach of just depending on government.
She said that no doubt, lot of work on voluntarily basis was ongoing in country to support deserving people. Samina Alvi said that there was need to do work for women empowerment, adding that focus should be on imparting skill education.
She emphasised on promoting concept of inclusion for differently abled persons as this would yield positive results in society. Efforts were also being made to create maximum awareness on breast cancer and its early diagnosis.
First Lady said, "There is recovery rate of 98 to 99 percent if breast cancer is diagnosed at early stage."
She appreciated Soliton Group for its initiatives aimed at well-being of deserving people. Soliton Group Chairman Mansoor Khan briefed about working of group.
It was very important to stop brain drain from country, adding that all energies should be utilised to boost country's export. Soliton CEO Fauzia Khan also spoke. Later, shield was presented to first lady by Soliton Chairman. Samina Alvi interacted with beneficiaries of Soliton foundation.
Published in The Daily National Courier, March, 06 2023