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PGGA is largest organisation training young girls: Aamna

LAHORE: Pakistan Girl Guides Association (PGGA) President Aamna Taseer has said that the PGGA is the largest voluntary organisation in Pakistan that provides a training platform for girls in various fields, and help them become responsible citizens of the country.

She said this while presiding over the PGGA General Council’s annual meeting at the Punjab Girl Guides Auditorium on Saturday. PGGA Provincial Commissioner Nafisa Sikandar Malhi, Vice President Farida Pervaiz, Treasurer Dr Tahira Hussain, district commissioners and around 150 girl guides were present on the occasion.

In her presidential address, Aamna Taseer said, “I feel proud to be the president of the PGGA, a prestigious and important organisation, which has a very noble and clear vision of character building of young girls and women so that they may make the maximum contribution to the welfare of their homes, community and country.”

She said that the PGGA training session was based on physical fitness, intelligence, home craft skills, outdoors activities, service to home, community and country, living by the guide laws and developing good human relationships.

Aamna Taseer also presented a Life Time Achievement Award to PGGA Adviser Begum MH Sherazi for her extraordinary services. Certificates were also awarded to the Punjab Girl Guide commissioners and trainers.

Earlier, PGGA Provincial Commissioner Nafisa Sikandar Malhi presented the PGGA progress report for the year 2010. She briefed the audience regarding different PGGA projects. She emphasised that the PGGA members are playing a vital role in making this world a better place to live in.

She also spoke about the PGGA Centenary Programme based on the Millennium Development Goals. Also, she talked about the capacity building training workshops, camps, seminars, exhibitions and special projects to highlight the role of guides as advocates of literacy and adult education, maternal and child health, combating against HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and other diseases.

The guides who were awarded certificates included Hina Rizvi, Shakira Naheed, Rehana Yasmin, Fakhira Sultana, Kausar Yasmin, Tauqeer Fatima, Shamim Akhter Janjua, Rukhsana Yasmin, Imrana Mustaffa, Rubina Perveen, Nasim Nasir, Naeem Qureshi, Tahira Yasmin, Perveen Ashique, Arjumand Kehkshan, Nasim Firdous Butt, Sughra Alam and Shamsa Murtaza.

Source: Daily Times