November 21, 2019
On November 21, 2019, Interactive Research & Development (#IRD) Pakistan in collaboration with the Government of Sindh and #IndusHealthNetwork organized the second Kiran Sitara event. More than 10,000 adolescent Kiran Sitaras (girl students) from 58 schools attended the event. This year the theme was ‘Ab Meri Bari Hai!’
Distinguished political figures including the Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, the Secretaries of Health and Education, the Commissioner Karachi and other Government officials participated. Among other notable guests were: Mr. Thabani Maphosa, Managing Director for Country Programs, GAVI; Dr. Hamidreza Setayesh, Senior Country Manager, GAVI; Dr. Arshad Chandio, National Program Manager, Federal EPI; Dr. Akram Sultan, Project Director-EPI, Sindh; Aamina Sheikh, Actress and ambassador of Pakistan Alliance for Girls Education; Samina Baig, Mountaineer and first Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest; and Hajra Khan, Captain of Pakistan’s National Women’s Football team and Ambassador to British Asian Trust. Abdul Karim Paracha, Member of the General Body, Board, Indus Health Network; Abdul Hameed Paracha, Member of the General Body, Board, Indus Health Network; Mashhood Rizvi, Executive Director, Indus Health Network attended the event.