KARACHI: Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) observed Pink Ribbon Day on Wednesday at its campus. In this respect, an awareness programme was held at Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto Auditorium of SMIU, which was presided over by Ms Shaista M Ali and was attended by female faculty, staff members and girl students of SMI University and SMIU Model School, in a large number.
Addressing the programme, speakers highlighted importance of Pink Ribbon Day, which was related to the breast cancer and stressed upon girl students to create awareness among women about breast cancer, which was a big threat to women’s lives in the country.
Ms Shaista M Ali advised that women should be more conscious about the reasons of breast cancer and must avoid the reasons causing breast cancer.
Dr Nausheen Shah, Campus Medical Officer of SMIU in her presentation said that there was a lack of health knowledge among women; hence it was a responsibility of literate women to educate their illiterate sisters about health issues and problems.
On this occasion a poster competition was also held at SMIU, in which girl students of SMIU participated. SMIU’s girl students gave a strong message about the breast cancer through their posters displayed in corridor of the Main Building of SMIU.
Later on, Ms Shaista M Ali along with Dr Nausheen Shah and Prof Dr Syeda Dawood, Advisor Students’ Affairs, distributed certificates and shields among the girl students of SMIU.