LAHORE: Around 300 students from the Lahore University of Management Sciences took to the streets of DHA on Saturday to raise funds for those affected by the floods. The students left LUMS and marched to Masjid Chowk and came back via H Block Market. LUMS has been collecting funds internally but now has taken its flood drive to the community at large. The rally was appreciated by the residents and security officials of DHA, who were most cooperative.
The students had prepared placards and even stopped passing cars to collect funds. They appreciated the media’s support as well as that of the officials and residents of DHA. They collected substantial funds adding to the Rs 2.5 million already collected and some of it disbursed. The aim is to collect funds for the rehabilitation and immediate relief of flood-affectees. LUMS is already contributing to the Pakistan Army’s relief efforts as well as an NGO, Pukaar.
To join hands in the flood-relief efforts, LUMS has constituted the LUMS Flood Relief Fund, which is collecting donations for disbursement to those affectees by the disaster. The LFRF is targeting LUMS’ faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends for fundraising. Institutionally, LUMS is also contributing to this cause by cutting down on the planned activities and diverting funds to the LFRF. In the last three weeks, the LFRF has received more than Rs 3,500,000 in cash donations.Daily Time