KARACHI: Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) Wednesday observed Pink Ribbon Day as part of global efforts to raise awareness about risk factors and prevention against breast cancer.
The programme held at Sir Shahnawaz Bhutto Auditorium of the university was presided by senior educationist Shaista M.Ali and was attended by female faculty, staff members and girl students of SMI University and SMIU Model School, in a large number.
Speakers on the occasion highlighted importance of Pink Ribbon Day, related to prevention of breast cancer and stressed upon girl students to create awareness among women about the ailment emerging as a serious threat to women in the country.
Educationist Shaista M.Ali advised that women tend to be more conscious about the reasons causing breast cancer and means to avoid associated risks.
Dr. Nausheen Shah, Campus Medical Officer of SMIU in her presentation said that there was a lack of health knowledge among women; hence it was a responsibility of literate women to educate their illiterate sisters about health issues and problems.
On this occasion a poster competition was also held at SMIU, in which girl students of SMIU participated. Each of these poster communicated a strong message about the ailment.
Shaista M.Ali along with Dr. Nausheen Shah and Prof. Dr. Syeda Dawood, Advisor Students’ Affairs, distributed certificates and shields among the participants of the poster contest.