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SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today released the musical album of poet Dr Syed Amin Tabish at Department of Information and Public Relation (DIPR) Auditorium. The event was organized by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Language (JKAACL) in collaboration DIPR-JK. The event was attended by Secy JKAACL Dr Aziz Hajini, noted writer and poet Rehman Rahi, Justice (Retd) Hassnain Masoodi, Dr Riyaz Untoo, Principal SKIMS Medical College and number poets, artists and journalists, in addition of music lovers.

 

While congratulating Dr Tabish for bringing out his poetry collection in the form of a musical album, Advisor Ganai said that the poetry had already enriched the Kashmiri literature and now bringing it out as an album has added sheen to it. He also praised those singers who have sung the songs in the album. Speaking on the importance of preserving Kashmiri language, Advisor Ganai said that this language should to taught to students at school level in a mission mode. He said that at Government level everything will be done to promote all the regional languages of J&K, including Kashmiri.

 

The singers who have sung the poetry of Tabish in this album include Waheed Jeelani, Kaisar Nizami, Muneer Mir, Shazia Bashir and Shaheen Mumtaz. While addressing the gathering Dr Tabish said that there is a need to preserve the mother tongue as death of mother tongue is considered to be the death to a community. Aziz Hajini and Rahman Rahi also spoke on the occasion while highlighting the importance of Kashmir language and stressed on the need to promote the language at all levels.

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SRINAGAR: After approval of Patron and President of JKAACL Honble Governor of State  Sh Satya Pal Malik , the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of  Art, Culture and Languages today announced 18 State level Awards in favour of  students of different educational institutions under  ‘Essay Competition’ a component of   “Talent Hunt Scheme".

 

Secretary Academy Dr Aziz Hajini while giving  details about the competition said  that  an all  State competition was held between the students of   Universities, Colleges  and Schools to write essays on the topics  which includes New Horizons for Cultural Tourism in J&K, Importance of Cultural Tourism –with special reference to J&K state’ and  Cultural Destinations  of J&K for Tourists’ for University, College and School students respectively.

Under University Level Competition Naresh Kumar  from University of Jammu  bagged  First Prize with cash prize of Rs. 25000  while   Hina Majid from Central University – Kashmir and  TainumQaisir from University of  Kashmir won 2nd and third prize of  Rs 15000 and Rs 10000/ respectively. Under the same category three consolation prizes Rs 7000 each go in favour of DilNazBano,  University of Jammu, Nivadita, University of  Jammu and Nusrat Nazir , Cluster University Kashmir , Srinagar.

Under college level competition,  first prize  of  Rs. 15000 goes  infavour of    Asif Ali Bhat Govt Amar Singh College , Srinagar while as second prize of Rs  10,000 and Third prize Rs.  7000 goes in favour of SaieedQaisir, Islamic College of Science & Commerce, Srinagar and Rufshan, Govt Degree College Women, NawaKadal  Srinagar. Three Consolation prizes of Rs  5000  each are won by Vitasta ,  School of Law and Humanities, Jammu, Shahida Kousar, Himalayan Degree College, Rajouri  and Noor Mohammed Bango, Distance Education, University of Kashmir.

At School Level competition Isra Iqbal, Hilpark International School Hindwara  won first prize Rs. 10000. The Second and Third prizes of Rs.  7000 of Rs.  5000 are won NahidaTabsum, Himalyan Educational Mission , Rajouri  and Navam Gupta,  Brahmrishi Shanty VeeddhyaPeethUdhapmpur. Three Consolation prizes Rs  3000 each goes in favour of Bilal Ahmad, GWS Baramulla, Aisha Bhat , Green Valley , Education Institution , Srinagar and Jahangir Ashraf , Government Boys H S S Kupwara. The Award function will be held shortly, Dr. Hajni said.    

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UDHAMPUR: Government Degree College for Women (GDCW) hosted Inter College Symposium on the topic “Characterization and Management of Solid Waste at Household level” here on the college campus. Around 12 students from different colleges of Jammu division participated in the Symposium organized by Department of Environmental Sciences in collaboration with J & K Science and Technology District Innovation Council.

 

HOD Environmental Sciences, Navita Sharma presented welcome address. Aakriti Sharma of GDCW, Udhampur clinched Ist position while Muskan Choudhary of GDC, RS Pura and Shazia Manhas of Bhaskar Degree College, Udhampur bagged 2nd & 3rd position respectively. Addressing the participants, Principal of the college Dr. Chander Shekhar enlightened the students about important aspects of Waste Management.

 

Among others present were Prof.Esha Abrol (GDC RS Pura), Prof. ShalluBhalwal (GDC Jindrah) and Prof. Tania Mahajan (GDC Udhampur) were the jury members of the program. The formal vote of thanks was presented by Radhika Kumari.