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RAMBAN: District Information Centre (DIC) Ramban organized a multilingual Mushaira at Panchayat Ghar Batote here today.  As many as, 16   renowned poets of the area presented their famous poems and Gazals in different languages which include Urdu, Hindi, Dogri and Pahari. A large number of literary persons attended the function. People present in the function highly appreciated the poetry of the poets especially in local languages. Various budding poets recited their Gazals which received rounds of applause from the audience.

 

People appreciated the Information Department for organizing such events and asked the department to organize these entertaining programmes in future also. Meantime young poets were also presenting their poetry with great acumen and skill which was appreciated by the audience present on the occasion. At the end, the DIC Ramban also felicitated the participants.

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  • 70 finalists from 10 districts showcase their talent under various themes

SRINAGAR: Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today inaugurated a Division-level Exhibition at Girl’s Higher Secondary School, Kothi Bagh in which the students from 10 districts of Kashmir participated. The exhibition was part of the Winter Camp organized by Directorate of School Education, Kashmir for the students of elementary classes of 3rd to 7th. Pratham Education Foundation (J&K) also collaborated in organising the exhibition. Director Education, Kashmir, Dr G.N Itoo, Joint Director Education and incharge Winter Camp, Abid Hussain, Affiliates of State Media Centre, Kashmir, representatives of Pratham Education Foundation and other concerned officials of Education Department were present on the occasion.

 

Speaking on the occasion Altaf Bukhari said that over the last two months, around 900 winter camps were established in different zones of Kashmir Division in which more than one lakh students from both government and private schools were benefited from free winter tuitions. He said that the Winter Camp is a fun based learning project in which students are involved in extracurricular activities like model making, drawing, craft designing, drama, skits, presentation skills, group work etc. Around 3600 teachers were actively engaged in the camps.

 

It was informed that the competition was conducted in three stages. At first stage, students participated at zonal level involving ten winter camps per zone. At second stage, the students competed at District level and today at third stage a total of 70 students from ten districts participated in the finals by exhibiting their talent in model making, drawing, craft etc. The items showcased by the students were based on different themes including Math, Drawing, Craft, English, Social Science and Urdu.

Altaf Bukhari also interacted with the participants and said that the Department will continue to involve students in various extracurricular activities where they can showcase their talent. He said that more such programmes will be organized where larger number of students will get a chance to participate. He also appealed the parents to boost the morale of their children by encouraging them in such activities and by taking active part in the programmes organized in schools. On the occasion, the Minister said that the Education Department has charted an academic calendar that will have a schedule for extracurricular activities to be followed by the schools. 

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JAMMU: A cultural programme hosted by Mrs. Usha Vohra, First Lady, on the occasion of Women’s Day was held in the lawns of Raj Bhavan today. It was attended by women Legislators, officers and wives of Civil, Police, Judicial and Military officers. The attractive programme, organized by Radio Kashmir- Jammu and Doordarshan Kendra, included enthralling musical performances presented by singers from within and outside the State. The performances included folk songs in Dogri; Urdu and Kashmiri Ghazals; semi Classical and Sufi songs.

 

The programme was designed by Ms. Anjali Sharma, Director Radio Kashmir-Jammu and anchored by Ms. Madhavi Sharma, Senior Announcer Radio Kashmir-Jammu. The performing artists included Ms. Anuradha Kuber, Ustad Sakhawat Hussain Khan, Ms. Zulekha Fareed, Sh. Dhananjay Koul, Sh. Samual Masih, Ms. Kusha Sharma, Ms. Chinmai Sharma, Ms. Sonali Dogra and Ms. Asha Keser.