Distribution of Wheel Chairs by Canadian High Commissioner at Changa Manga; Report by Margaret Piara
27 Oct 2006
Kasur: The Canadian High Commissioner Mr. Stuart Hughes said that "I wish to congratulate Mr. Jumshad Pirzada who is doing the charity work for the disabled persons of this country"
The Canadian High Commissioner Mr. Stuart Hughes was talking to the program for the disabled persons on the 23rd of October, 2006 at the Changa Manga biggest forest park of Pakistan. 60 km downsouth of Islamabad. He continued that, "We are with you for doing such good work for the rehabilitation of the disabled." He said that let us join together and stop this ammunition tunnels. This is one of the causes that the affected babies are born due to the arms around. Let us help such people not by taking pity because they are disabled but help in such a way that they will have a better Future. Let us teach them some skills for life. Mr. Stuart Hughes said that Mr. Jamshed Pirzada, a disabled himself went to Canada last year and he has visited our centers. Just to have an idea how the places are being run. He said that we wish you good luck for taking such a big step. This program was held in Changa Manga by the Idera-e- Mazooran.( Society of Disabled). It was held on the 23rd Oct. 2006, at 4-00 pm. This is a Muslim society. They are going to build a Hospital for the disabled. This program was sponsored by Mr. Jumshad Pirzada. He is the director of Idea-e- Mazooran and also the Director of project for the hospital. He himself is a Disable that's why he took the pain for the disable. Changa Manga is very small town. Where he thought of building up a hospital. The daughter of Ms Mahreen Pirzada presented the flowers to the Deputy High Commissioner of Canadian Government, Mr. Stuart Hughes. Reading from the Holy Quran was done by Hafiz Muhammad. Zahid. After the Holy Quran, he sung the Nahat (a Holy Song). Another Nahat was by Muhammad Ashraf. There was a Disable young boy, named Mr. Azame Masih. from Raiwind who sung a poem which was written by him. He was one of the Milap Organization's boy. He is studying in 8th class. Azeem said, "I want to be a writer and a poet in future is going to be a future writer" He wants very much that if God will do a miracle one day and he will be able to walk. As for now he walks with the crutches, he came there hoping that he will get a tricycle. His school is far and it will be easy to go with that. But he got just a small gift in the form of cash for reciting the poem. He was not happy with that he is requesting to Milap for tricycle so if anyone likes to do help us please do help us we need about 15 tricycles. Mr. Rana Wajid Ali the Nazim (town mayor) of Changa Manga said, "whoever helps these kind of people they will have a place in heaven. Likewise Mr. Jumshad Pirzada. He has done a lot of work but today he has done very big thing for the people of Changa Manga. He said that Mr. Jumshad Pirzada has brought life in the jungle. It is such a small town and he has done a big thing. He said that Mr. Pirazada has donated an acre (8 kanals) of land for the hospital. He said that this land is not donated for the Hospital but it is donated to our people of this area." In this location this is going to be the 1st. hospital for this sort of people. The Station House Officer Mr. Saeed Gelani of Chnaga Manga town said that we are here today to pay homage to Mr. Pirzada who has done such a great work. He said that we are so lucky to have all the parts of our body. We should always thank the Lord for that. The disabled are not here that we will have pity on them but we should think that how we will work for there development". They gave four wheel chairs and three tricycles to the disabled persons. One wheel chair was given to a Christian Mr. Munsha Masih who was from Riawind. He came with Milap members. The Milap Organization's director Miss Margaret Piara said that our Organization is trying its best to collect this sort of people and do something for their future. We are doing whatever we can with our limited resources. We wish to have our Organization well established one day and many people will be able to benefit." Ideara-e- Mazooran had asked us to bring the Milap disabled also. We asked the number and Mr. Pirzada said bring as many as you can. So we had 15 people but the wheel chair was given only to one, Mr. Munsha. They were from 5 different villages. It was very difficult to reach them to the set destination. They were very much disappointed for not getting the tricycle, but Idara â€“e- Mazooran gave them hope so let us see. Mr. Jumshad Pirzada presented his project of the Hospital, to the Deputy High Commissioner of Canadian Government, Mr. Stuart Hughes. He signed the project and they had Iftar (breaking of Muslim fast) together. They offered the iftari to all the people who were present there. Some money was given to five widows and certificates were awarded to the helpers of their organization. As a token of thanks in the form of cutlery was presented to the Deputy High Commissioner and his secretary by director Jamshed Pirzada.