Srinagar: The Firdous Educational Trust for Orphans (FETO) organised its 20th annual day and blood donation camp at Darul-Manam, Firdousabad, Batamaloo here on Sunday.
The event saw participation of a large number of people and volunteers. On the occasion various speakers threw light on the concept of social work in Islam and the role of the youth.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Shafeeq Ahmed of FETO highlighted the importance of taking the social work seriously. He emphasised that there is “no scope for mistakes, as that may prove too costly.”
Giving a brief background about the FETO, he said that some volunteers launched a humble initiative to support orphan children some 20 years ago, when most of them were themselves young.
“But today as all of volunteers have come of age and matured, the mission of FETO needs to be taken with more dedication and enthusiasm and there should be no signs of fatigue,” Dr Shafeeq said.
Dr. Manzoor-ul-Haq in his address said the Holy Qur’an gives the message of ‘right to live’ to every human being with dignity and honour irrespective of caste, creed and colour. “Therefore an enlightened youth is the one who supports the needy and under-privileged and his existence benefits others.” He also said that there should not be any concept of widowhood in the society as youth should come forward to marry young widows.
Islamic scholar Shoukat Shaheen in his address emphasised that youth should make it a practice to discuss the problems and matters of under-privileged, orphans and weaker sections of society in their meetings and discussions.
The speakers also stressed on the need to inculcate the spirit of honesty, virtue and righteousness in the children at schools along with academic studies to lay strong foundations for society free of corruption and immorality.
Later, a blood donation camp was also conducted. The camp witnessed active participation and enthusiasm of FETO volunteers and others. Thirty-two points of blood were donated in the camp and many youth registered themselves as ‘live donors’.