During this challenging phase of the pandemic, our alumni are the torchbearers for others. They have come forward and extended their selfless services for the good of the entire community. Their generosity is beyond excellence and we appreciate the initiatives taken by them for the betterment of our society. Alumni Welfare Association of Integral University (AWAIU) in association with Integral University Social Services (IUSS) has organized an Alumni Interaction Program of our alumnus Mr. Abdul Saboor on the topic "NGO's Role During Covid-19" on 25th September 2021 at 11:00 am in Hall-1, near the central auditorium, Integral University.
The event started with a welcome speech by Ms. Nashra Javed, Assistant Manager, IUSS on behalf of Prof. Monowar Alam Khalid, Dean Students’ Welfare; she welcomed Mr. Abdul Saboor (B.Tech M.E. 2010-14) HVAC Engineer, SGPGI Lucknow & Head of NGO “Madad Karo Na” to share his experiences with the faculty members and students.
Mr. Abdul Saboor discussed the working of his NGO "Madad Karo Na", which is an association working as helping hands for Lucknow and other cities. The NGO was started in 2020 as a support group to provide food and other essentials to migrant workers during this pandemic. However, when the second wave of Covid-19 hit the people, the team came forward to provide relief for all those in need during the pandemic. They also acted as a Task force, which has emerged as a trusted disseminator of correct and verified information about COVID-19 amid all the chaotic chatter and has even tied up with a few NGOs to widen its reach and scope. Besides this and several other accomplishments under its belt, his team aims to reach out to masses in rural areas and spread mass awareness about corona virus infection and related precautions, from ground zero.
He explained different ways through which students and faculties from Integral University can collaborate with his team and serve those who are in real need through Ration/Food and Medical/Hygiene Kits distribution drives. He discussed how teaching fraternity can contribute in various ways to Education/Awareness drives in nearby villages and identified places. The doubts of students, regarding the working protocols at ground zero, were cleared by the speaker.
Post the discussion, Prof. Monowar Alam Khalid, Dean Students’ Welfare, appreciated the work and efforts done by Abdul Saboor and his dedicated team. He expressed his admiration towards the cause "Madad Karo Na" is working for and acknowledged the zeal through which they are working selflessly. He further emphasized the importance of social work in our routine life for serving humanity at large. In the end, he presented a Memento to honor Mr. Abdul Saboor for his excellent work, along with the Certificate of Appreciation as a token of gratitude.
Finally, the program was concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by Mr. Ali Saad, Coordinator, Alumni Welfar Association Integral University (AWAIU).