KARACHI: Iqra University Corporate Social Responsibility operates as a student society with support from the institution under the Student Council.
It was founded on the premise to instill within students and youth a sense of ownership and community pertaining to their surroundings.
IUCSR, under its Project Qalam for education and literacy along with Project Shehri, to faciltate community and contribute to betterment of the city is hosting an Eid Carnival on Wednesday, 13 June, 2018, says a Press release.
The carnival is distinctly for the underprivileged community at the North Karachi campus location where one of three Dastarkhuans is being served throughout the blessed month of Ramadan.
Through IUCSR Shehri, a clothes drive to scale up the concept of Deewar e Meherbani and another to collect toys was conducted over the last three weeks. An approximate of 1000 garments and 800 toys have been collected by IUCSR with support from family, friends and other well-wishers.
These items, some new and some sparingly used will be given to those in need at the carnival. The gift wrapped toys will be presented to children as Eid gifts. 140 soft toys have also been generously gifted by foundation year students of Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture.
The Aapki Khushi, Humari Bhi Eid Mela is to bring together community of the nearby area and share smiles with Eid approaching. Over 150 children visit the IUCSR Dastarkhuan daily. It is through this that the mela and Project Qalam have been such an inspiring and humbling process.
The mela will permit children to enjoy a photo wall, face painting and henna, a traditional bangles stall, balloons and a bouncing castle followed by Iftaar through support from Iftar on the Street by Azhar Mahmood as a food partner and Rooh Afza as a refreshment partner. Students of Iqra University under IUCSR and faculty member / patron, Varah Musavvir have worked tirelessly to prepare for this event in hopes it will bring joy to someone else and share happiness with a deserving community.