Kulgam, January 2, 2018-CNS: A grand ceremony was today held at Mini Secretariat Kulgam to conclude the 15-days long Youth Festival for 2017-18. The Member of Parliament, Nazir Ahmad Laway, DDC Kulgam Talat Parvez, SP Kulgam Sridhar Patil and Principal GDC Kulgam, Prof Bashir Ahmad Rather were among the dignitaries. The festival was organised by the district administration in collaboration with the Education Department.
The purpose of organising this festival was to hunt and explore the talent in the district and to channelise the energy of the youth through proper channelling. The talent hunt started on 15th December, 2017. During these 15 days, multifarious events and activities like cycling, racing, adventure activities, essay and debate competitions, athletics, painting competitions and like such events were organised in different parts of the district to search for the Princess and Prince Kulgam 2017-18.
After the shortlisting of 10 contestants for the selection of Princess and Prince Kulgam 2017-18, the jury comprised of DDC, SP and Principal GDC finally selected Salfi Muqeet of BHSS Yaripora as the Prince Kulgam and Mumtaz Mohiddin of GHSS Kulgam as Princess Kulgam after question- answer session, on the basis of which they were judged.
The DDC said that the titles of Prince and Princess Kulgam will be held for a year. They were felicitated amid praises and were expected to play a positive role for channelizing the energy of youth in a constructive manner.
In addition, the runner-ups were also felicitated besides awards were also distributed among the best 5 clubs of the total 25 clubs. The best Academic & Learning club was awarded to GMHSS Kulgam & GHSS Yaripora, the best Sports club and Art & Music went to GMHSD Kulgam and BHSS Yaripora, the best Health & Hygiene award went to GHSS Qaimoh, and the best Adventure club was awarded to GHSS Qaimoh and GHSS Nihama.
While speaking on the occasion, the MP said that Kulgam has a mommoth unexplored talent that need to be honed and groomed. He siad that district administration shall continue such talent hunts in future also.
The DDC thanked the MP and MLAs of Kulgam, Noorabad, Devsar and HS Bugh for their support and cooperation in making the talent exploration possible. He further added that events, such as these, provides a platform where the students explore their capacity and such platforms shall be facilitated in future also.
On the occasion, the DDC said that five clubs have been established in the district to hunt the talent and involve the students in different activities so that they can be able to choose their career according to their wit and interest. These clubs are Literary & Academic club, Art & Music club, Sports club, Health club and Adventure club.
“An educational tour of the participant students shall be organised by the J&K Police”, said the SP Kulgam.
The district officers were also presented mementos who played their active role in organising the Youth Festival.
The concluding ceremony was attended by ADDC, ADC, ACR, CEO, other district officers, students, parents and media persons.