Lahore, December 04, 2017 (PPI-OT):Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that International Volunteer Day provides a useful platform for saving human lives through effective, comprehensive and collective efforts during natural calamities. In his message on International Volunteer Day, Shehbaz Sharif said that voluntary organizations and the people working for the persons facing difficulties deserve our accolades because helping the people in need is a high example of human values as the volunteers working without any interest or lust earn the benefits of both the worlds. The volunteers move forward to help the people in need without caring for their lives during natural calamities and disasters and work with zeal and passion which is a high virtue.
Similarly, the volunteers perform their duties by rising above the barriers of culture, language and territorial boundaries by serving the humanity with passion. That is why, the character of organizations and the people engaged in different types of voluntary assignments enjoy a unique and exemplary status in the society. He said that role of volunteer organizations during catastrophic situations like floods and earthquakes is very important and the losses can be controlled during such eventualities by giving professional trainings to the volunteers. He said that we should also reiterate our commitment today that the organizations and the volunteers will be continuously encouraged by the society.
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