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Women Educational and Entrepreneurship Fair-2022 held at Shah Abdul Latif University

By: Adeel Alvi

KHAIRPUR :Women Educational and Entrepreneurship Fair-2022 was held at Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur jointly organized by the Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur in collaboration with Marvi Rural Development Organization (MRDO), Sukkur. Mr. Nawab Ali Wassan Special Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh and Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto, Vice Chancellor, Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur jointly inaugurated the fair.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Nawab Ali Wassan said woman is a courageous character in our society. Mohtarma Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was a role model woman of international stature who was committed for the protection of women rights, constitution and democracy. It is need of the time to promote the women education especially in the rural background where the majority of the women are deprived from the right of education. He said education is compulsory for women because literate women could play constructive role in the society. Mr. Wassan said if you want progress and development, you must encourage the women to participate in the every walk of the life. He said I am extremely thankful to Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto who invited me as chief guest. I am extremely impressed from the handicraft work of the women who set their stalls.

Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto said MRDO is striving for women empowerment. They have provided a viable platform to acknowledge the work of the women which has been displayed at the stalls. This event will encourage the girls’ students to start their work to earn their butter and bread at home. Dr. Ibupoto said this event will provide a training opportunity to the women as well as girls student. He said we have to encourage the girls to get education, training and capacity building. Dr. Ibupoto accorded special thanks to Mr. Nawab Ali Wasssan for sparing his precious time to grace the event. The Vice Chancellor also appreciated the efforts of Ms. Saira Solangi Program Coordinator, MRDO and Mr. Salman Ali, Program Manager MRDO for organizing this educational and entrepreneurship fair.

Ms. Sughra Solangi, Chief Executive Officer, MRDO briefed the audience about the achievements of the MRDO. She said we are committed to provide education, trainings and capacity building of the women of the rural background. We have conducted different trainings for capacity building of women.

Ms. Saira Solangi briefed the audience about the different projects being executed in Ghotki, Sukkur and Khairpur Districts. She said our priority is to train the women of the rural setup to start their small businesses so they improve their lifestyle in the society.

Prof. Dr. Taj Muhammad Lashari, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences and Focal Person of the Fair said it is high time to empower the women on economic front, political participation, right of vote and right of education. He also appreciated the efforts and patronage of Prof. Dr. Khalil Ahmed Ibupoto for providing a viable platform for the girls’ students.

Earlier, the shields were distributed among the prominent women activists who are rendering their services for women uplifting. Ms. Pushpa Kumari, Ms. Marvi Awan, Ms. Shaista Khoso, Ms. Saima Anwar, Ms. Rabia Mirza, Ms. Sehrish Khokhar, Ms. Sanam Naz, Ms. Shamshad Soomro and others got shields and appreciation awards.
Prof. Dr. Samina Rajper, Director ORIC, Prof. Dr. Khalida Mahar, Provost Hostels (Girls). Dr. Agha Nadia Pathan, Director Institute of Gender Studies, Mr. Mureed Hussain Ibupoto, Registrar, Ms. Shahida Amir Chandio, Student Advisor (Girls), Mr. Ali Raza Lashari and large number of girls’ students attended the fair.
Ms. Paras Niaz Khaskheli conducted the proceedings of the program.

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