Karachi – January 25, 2017: Dawood Public School (DPS) is gearing up to hold a fundraising carnival for Lady Dufferin Hospital. The school will open its gates to the public on the evenings of 27th and 28th January, 2017 for the electrifying ‘DPS Festival of Lights’. The event is sponsored by Engro Foundation.
Dawood Public School will transform its vicinity into a sparkling display of lights, with illuminated trees and installations. DPS students will set up stalls with recreational games, as well as of food of different cuisines. Visitors can also enjoy a wide array of amusement rides including horse carriages, a mini train rides and for daredevils, a pirate ship. The carnival will also be offering light and fire performance that will amuse, astound and amaze the spectators.
One of the main attractions will be the ‘Olper’s Light Parade’ by the students dressed up in lit-up costumes and accompanied with glitzy Victorian horse carriage and much more. The festival will end with spectacular fireworks on both days at 9:30pm.
Lady Dufferin Hospital is a not-for-profit organization that is providing best possible medical care to women and children irrespective of socio-economic backgrounds. The hospital has over 300 beds and state of the art medical facilities including obstetric, gynecological and neo-natal pediatric services. The hospital caters to thousands of patients who cannot afford good quality of medical treatment. According to a report by ‘Save the Children’, Pakistan is amongst the highest Mother Mortality Rate of 276 per 100,000 live births and the under-five child mortality rate of around 89 deaths per 1,000 live births during the last decade or so.
The students, teachers and staff at Dawood Public School are looking forward to welcoming people from all walks of life to the Festival of Lights.