UT Foundation Day Celebrations, 2023 Conclude at Amar Singh College with a Grand Felicitation Ceremony

 Srinagar, Nov 01l2(KNS): Singh College organized the Divisional Level Contest in the categories of painting, debate, and quiz to celebrate the UT Foundation Day 2023. The Divisional Contest was the last phase of the three-tier contests that took place at the College, District and Divisional levels and were organized by the Department of Higher Education, UT of J&K.

Thirty winners from the ten districts of Kashmir division in the above-mentioned three categories participated in the event. The event themes highlighted the massive transformation that UT of J&K has undergone viz a viz infrastructure and upscaling of developmental works.

The felicitation for the said program was conducted on the 31st of October 2023. The event was graced by the Principals of Kashmir division colleges. The event commenced with the welcome Address delivered by Prof. Sheikh Ajaz Bashir, Principal of Amar Singh College and Nodal Principal Kashmir Division colleges. Prof. Ajaz in his welcome address highlighted the importance of corruption free society and  implementation  of   e-Governance  measures  for  transparency and equity.

He reiterated the importance of education in building a brighter future for the youth of the region and urged students to actively participate in the discussions, debates, and celebrations.

The chief guest at the occasion was Prof. (Dr) Yasmeen Ashai, Director of Colleges UT of Jammu and Kashmir. Prof. Ashai in her address focused on the pivotal role of educational institutions in transforming the region and fostering academic excellence. She discussed the importance of academic freedom, research, and innovation, which are vital for the growth of the Union Territory. Shrimati. Anshu Gupta, Director Planning at the Department of Higher Education, UT of Jammu and Kashmir, and Guest of honour for the event added a unique dimension to the event with her special address. She shared insights into the planning and development initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of education in Jammu and Kashmir. Her speech underscored the government's commitment to providing a conducive learning environment and access to quality education.

The speeches were followed by the cultural programme performed by the students of the Department of Music and a film screening on the theme Badalta Jammu Kashmir by the students of the Media Department

The event proceeded with the felicitation of the institutes and individual students who were declared winners in the three contests. Miss Zobiya Hasan of GCET Safapora, Ganderbal earned Ist Prize in Painting Competition, Miss Irfat of GDC Killam earned the 2nd Position and the 3rd prize was given to Mr. Mehran Nisar of GDC Boys Anantnag. The winners of the Quiz contest were Mr. Owais Asad Mir of GDC Boniyar who got the 1st prize, Mr. Dayal Firdaus of GDC Pulwama was awarded 2nd prize and Mr. Basit Ahmad Bhat of GDC Boys Anantnag was awarded the third prize in the contest. The winners of the Debate were Mr. Fahad Fayaz, a student of Amar Singh College, who earned 1st prize, Syed Hina Zainab of Government SAM Degree College Budgam, who earned the 2nd prize and Zainab Novshad of GDC Kulgam who earned the third prize. The winning colleges were also felicitated in the grand felicitation ceremony to honour the tireless efforts they have put in to train and groom their students.

The event was conducted by Prof. Heena Amin, Convenor Debates & Seminars Committee, and was Moderated by the students of the institution namely Mr. Fahad Fayaz, Miss Mansha, Mr. Arif, and Miss Khushnoor. The event concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Prof. Shahnawaz Muntazir, Head Department of English and Prof. Syed Umra Shah acted as the rapporteur at the event.(KNS).


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