A famous social organization HANDS working for social development in the area for many years held its annual National award ceremony at Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Hall Makli here on Tuesday. Former MPA Syed Amir Hyder Shah, Director Social Welfare Khuda Bux Bahrani, DHO Sujawal Dr. Shahenaz Khowaja, representatives of the HANDS organization, and people from different walks of life attended the event.
Addressing the gathering speakers lauded the work and services of HANDS and said that the organization had done remarkable work for improving the quality of life of the poor masses in the low-lying districts of the province.
They further said that the organization had empowered communities to work collectively for social development besides creating awareness about health care and the importance of education. Nadeem Wagan representative of HANDS Thatta told the audience that the organization had emerged as one of the leading social organizations of the country that had not only created awareness but also upskilled people to do away with poverty that was considered a major issue of Sindh.
He said that the organization that was formed in 1979 was currently having access to around 29 million population across the country. Appreciation certificates and shields were awarded to deserving participants and a luncheon was hosted in the honor of guests and participants.