NUR Student Leadership Program (NSLP) celebrated its 20th annual closing ceremony of the internship program entitled “HAMARA PAKISTAN”. The closing ceremony which infused the spirit of unity, faith and discipline was held at the Faletti’s Hotel, Lahore and celebrated the spirit of being a Pakistani as a nation. The basic purpose of the program was to inculcate a spirit of nationalism for Pakistan and empathy for the fellow countrymen in the interns who will be leader of tomorrow.
The closing ceremony began with Tilawat-e-Quran followed by the National Anthem. A tableau was performed by the students of the show by the Nur Community Outreach Program students on “Lub pey ati hai”. This was followed by a brief presentation by Shahima Rehman, Founder, President Nur Foundation and Chairperson Executive Committee Fatima Memorial System and video on NUR Foundation and Fatima Memorial System which highlighted the institution’s work in education, health and economic empowerment for the past 37 years. An experience sharing session took place of students from each academic institution of NUR-FMS along with a prize and certificate distribution ceremony.
The ceremony ended with a parade to “Iss parcham kay saye tale hum aik hai” reinforcing the spirit of patriotism and the love for our nation.
In attendance were Mr. Azaaz Akhtar, Head Special Monitoring Unit – CM Road Map, Mr. Ismail Qureshi, Rector – National School of Public Policy, Mr. Abdul Razak Dawood, Chairman – Descon, Mr. Ben French, Head of Office – DFID, Ms Yasmin Zaki, CEO – Child Care Foundation, Dr. Naveed Jafferi , Program Manager – Save the Children, Ms. Laila Nusrat, Chairperson – Bali Memorial Trust, Mr. Ali Sarfaraz, CEO – PSDF, Brig. Sohail Saleem, head of TCF Punjab wing – Citizen Foundation & Mr. Faisal Khan , Chairman – Punjab Vocational Training Council
Since 1995, NUR Student Leadership Program has been working as a catalyst to bring about a change in the mindset of the youth by bringing to them a firsthand experience faced by the under-privileged members of society.
Today the program enrolls the highest number of interns and utilizes most advanced and modern strategies of learning. More than any academic subject, moral values, ethics, social responsibilities, empathy, patience and tolerance are cultivated as these values build a strong foundation to ethical and intellectually developed societies. As a part of the internship curriculum students are required to visits sub urban and rural areas around Lahore where the NUR Community Outreach Program provides healthcare, vocational training and education at grass root level.
The NUR Student Leadership Program is run by Mrs. Zareen Ijaz Advisor to Chairperson & Director NUR Student Leadership Program, Ehsan Gul Sher – Project Manager of NUR Student Leadership Program & Iqra Nasim – Internship Coordinator.
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NSLP celebrated its 20th Annual Closing Ceremony