The Bilqees Sarwar Foundation (BSF) sponsored ‘Light to Life 2.0’, a three-day activity organised by the Blood Donors Society, UET in Lahore. Around 4000 students and faculty members participated. The event included a free eye camp organised by the Bilqees Sarwar Hospital (BSH), blood screening, a kidney awareness walk and special kidney and eye care awareness sessions.
The Bilqees Sarwar Foundation supported a three-day event at the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) in Lahore. On day 1, a free eye camp was organised by Bilqees Sarwar Hospital (BSH) for the event attendees, under the supervision of Dr. Akash Mathew, Senior ophthalmologist at BSH. This was a huge success and hundreds of eye checkups were conducted. Special eye care awareness sessions were also held, where attendees were educated about environmental eye diseases and remedies for eye protection.
Dr Akash said: “Eye diseases are becoming very common and it’s our duty to create awareness so that people take precautionary measures. We are very pleased to see that not only students but faculty members and other attendees showed their interest and participated in the awareness sessions.”
On day 2, a special awareness walk entitled “Protect your kidneys” was arranged by BSF, and BSF officials, the Vice Chancellor, faculty members, students and other NGO officials took part. At the end of walk, speeches were delivered by BSH nephrologists to raise awareness of kidney care.
On the last day, the closing ceremony celebrated the success of the overall event, with speakers including Dr. Amjad Saqib, Executive Director, Akhuwat Foundation, and Mr. Farwan Sarwar, President BSF.
Mr. Farhan Sarwar President BSF, said “Six students from UET are working in my company and two of them have just returned from China after completing their vocational trainings. I take great interest in the future of my country’s new generation, and am passionate about making sure they can compete internationally. Study well, work hard and be a driving force to lead Pakistan.”