ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Pink Ribbon on Friday organized the third Annual Youth Awards Ceremony to announce the winners of PINKtober Youth Awareness Programme 2017 to acknowledge the efforts of Universities for creating awareness about the hazards of breast cancer.
The Adviser Learning Innovation (LI) Division HEC Shaheen Khan, the Director General LI HEC Fida Hussain, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Pink Ribbon Omer Aftab, and other notables attended the event.
In the category of Universities, Fatima Jinnah Dental College Karachi secured first position while Kinnaird College for Women University Lahore and the University of Lahore obtained second and third positions respectively.
Government Postgraduate College for Women, Satellite Town Rawalpindi secured first position while College for women Dera Ghazi Khan clinched second position and Government Postgraduate College for Women Shad Bagh got third position in the category of colleges.
In the category of digital campaign, Yusra Shaheen from Jinnah University Karachi stood first while Humaira Anwar from Khuwaja Fareed University obtained second position.
HEC and Pink Ribbon awarded Ayesha Kiyani with the title of ‘Volunteer of the Year’ while the title of ‘Intern of the Year’ was given to Maliha Humayun.
While addressing the ceremony, Shaheen Khan assured that HEC will continue to serve as a bridge between Pink Ribbon and higher education institutions to increase awareness about breast cancer among the youth of Pakistan.
Omer Aftab appreciated the role of HEC in reaching out to hundreds of universities across the country to create awareness about breast cancer. He said that Pink Ribbon has successfully started the construction of Pakistan’s first breast cancer hospital.
“The incidence of breast cancer is increasing in young girls of Pakistan and awareness is the only key to survival,” Omer Aftab said. “We need to prepare our generation to be health- conscious so they can have a better future.”