Lahore: Wife of Governor Punjab, Perveen Sarwar’s Hunar Gah Centre established in collaboration with TEVTA at Lahore College for Women University under which 100 girls completed their training. Begum Perveen Sarwar also announced setting up Hunar Gah centers in other educational institutions of Punjab including Lahore and other cities.
According to details, Begum Perveen Sarwar was the guest of honor at the ceremony held at Lahore College for Women University Lahore while Vice Chancellor Lahore College for Women University Prof. Dr. Bushra Mirza, Head of HunarGah Lahore College for Women University Yasmin Maan, and representatives of TEVTA along with others were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the function, the wife of Governor Punjab, Begum Perveen Sarwar, said that under HunarGah, more than 100 centers are working in Lahore along with other cities of Punjab. Under these centers, we have so far provided free training including beautician, sewing and other skills in various fields to 22,000 women. HunarGah centers are also functioning in all the jails of Punjab and now we have decided that HunarGah centers will also be set up in other cities of Punjab whereas a HunarGah centre for transgender community is also being set up. In these centers, free courses would be offered to girls including students so that they can also get employment. Perveen Sarwar said that for the development and prosperity of any country, it is essential that besides employing women, they should also be provided maximum opportunities for their advancement. She further said that the peace of mind and contentment I feel by serving humanity cannot be described in words. Those who have been blessed with wealth by Allah Almighty have a responsibility to do something for the poor and needy brothers and sisters.
Begum Governor Punjab said that among these 100 trainees there are daughters of two security guards of the university who now after training will fully support their parents through self-employment. There is also a woman security guard who took evening classes of HunarGah centre and now she is educating her children by earning through a skill that she learnt.
Vice-Chancellor Lahore College for Women University Prof. Dr. Bushra Mirza said that I am grateful to Begum Perveen Sarwar and TEVTA for their empowering women through HunarGah. This HunarGah centre has been very successful and we hope to empower many more women through this platform, she added.