APP61-27 KARACHI: January 27 - First Lady Mrs. Samina Alvi addressing the gathering during Children Posters Contest organised by Friends of Burns Centre. APP

KARACHI, Jan 27 (APP):Samina Alvi, the first lady of the country,
here on Sunday appreciated Friends of Burns Centre, Ruth Pfau Civil
Hospital, for not only supporting the burn injury victims but also
raising awareness about its prevention.

Addressing the award distribution ceremony of children poster
contest organized by the NGO, she said inculcating adequate
understanding of the issue and its prevention among children was
highly appreciable.

Samina Alvi said concerted efforts were always required to
develop capacity building to not only avert associated mishaps but
to also efficiently handle them at the site of incidence.

Zahid Saeed, President, Friends of Burns Centre on the occasion
shared efforts being made to provide quality and 100 percent free of
cost assistance to the victims brought to the centre.

About the poster contest, he said 1233 entries were submitted by
52 different primary and secondary level schools of Karachi.
Of these posters, 224 were judged to be the best and were put on
display at the art gallery of Zuleikha Bai Rangoonwala Hall.