SU establishes 8 relief camps in its all campuses in a bid to help flood affected people, decides to issue advisory to govt for rehabilitation of victims

The University of Sindh Jamshoro has established 8 relief camps in its all campuses in a bid to help the flood victims of the province here on Tuesday.

In this regard, a high level meeting of Pro-Vice Chancellors, Focal Persons, Deans of Faculties and heads of all teaching and administrative departments was presided over by the Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Meritorious) Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro at Sindh University's senate hall of VC Secretariat here on Tuesday, which after detailed deliberation set up 8 relief camps on Jamshoro, Hyderabad and other constituent campuses.

The house nominated a full-fledged professor Dr Tarique Hassan Umrani as the Director of Sindh University Alumni Association (SUAA) assigning him the task to reach out to the SU alumni residing in the country and abroad and draw their attention towards catastrophe and actuate as well as persuade them for the generous work of donations.

The meeting decided that the flood affected hostler students will be registered and finalized by the respective provosts in order to provide them financial aid for their ease.

In the meeting, the Vice-Chancellor Dr Kalhoro directed the Director Finance (DF) of the varsity to transfer the scholarship money to the students having bank accounts with no time. He said as many as 2500 eligible students would be given the scholarship cheques amounting to Rs. 160 million soon after the opening of the university.

The members agreed to prepare an advisory and share it with the government proposing the short & long-term strategies regarding rehabilitation of the flood victims and protect people from natural calamities in the future. 

In the meeting, the VC said that a separate bank account would be opened for receiving donations from the national and international philanthropists adding that in Jamshoro, the relief camp will be set up at the main entrance of the Institute of Sindhiology, which will be supervised by the Deans Committee, while the convener for the relief camp will be Dr. Nek Muhammad Shaikh. 

He said Mr. Ahsan Shah Rashdi will look after the matters of the camp being established at Elsa Qazi Campus, Hyderabad under the supervision of the Dean Faculty of Education. 

Apart from this, relief camps will also be established in Thatta, Dadu, Mirpurkhas, Naushahro Feroz, Badin and Larkana campuses of the Sindh University from August 31 tomorrow, which will be supervised by the concerned PVCs and focal persons. 

In the meeting, the Vice-Chancellor Dr Kalhoro volunteered to donate his 5-day salary to the fund established by the varsity for the flood victims under the government announcement while the Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology Prof. Dr. Khalil ur Rehman Khoumbati announced to donate Rs25,000 for the fund. 

Due to unfavorable financial conditions of the university, the Vice-Chancellor also imposed a ban on all types of  loans, money in advance and payment of remuneration bills of faculty members. 

Dr Kalhoro told the members that a department of the federal government had provided sports equipment/ goods, which will be handed over to the students of boys and girls hostels in order to keep them mentally fit through their participation in positive activities of different games. 

On the occasion, in addition to the Vice-Chancellor, the Pro-Vice Chancellors, Focal Persons, Deans of Faculties and various head of departments appealed to the philanthropists, all the alumni of the university and their former students living in the country and abroad to come forward generously and contribute with open arms to the fund established for the relief of the flood affected people.