JKAACL announces winners of essay writing competition

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) Friday announced the awards for state level essay writing competition 2014.
In a statement , JKAACL secretary Haroon Rashid while announcing the results said that Dr. Jitender Udhampuri , Regional Director ICCR, Prof. Ayaz Rasool Nazki and Dr. Lalit Gupta – a prominent art historian were in the jury while Dr. Javaid Rahi, Chief Editor of Academy was supervising the scheme aimed to attract new generation especially the students of various educational institutions of Jammu and Kashmir to write essays on the issues related to art, culture and languages .
He said under the scheme the PG level students of state Universities were asked to write essay on “preservation of cultural heritage” while as for the college students, the topic was “Cultural Diversity of Jammu and Kashmir” added that “Importance of mother tongue” topic was allotted to students of various schools up-to class 12th for writing essay comprising of around 3000 words.
“In University Level competition Tazeem Akhtar , Department of Economics, University of Jammu got first prize of Rs 25000, while Owais Ahmad Sofi , Department of History, University of Kashmir got second prize of Rs 15000. Gopal Singh , Department of Dogri, University of Jammu and Amir Sultan , Department of Psychology, University of Kashmir shared third prize of Rs 10000.”
He said in college level competition Shiekh Erose Sumreen Hafeez of government Medical College, Jammu got first prize of Rs 15000 while Rizwan Rashid of government degree College , Sopore, and Sidra Nazir of government college of Education , Srinagar were adjudged second and third bestand got Rs 10,000, Rs 7000 prizes respectively.
He said in school level competition Kanhiya Lal Sharma of St. Antony’s Convent School, Samba was adjudged best and got the first prize of Rs 10000 while Anmol Rathore of G D Goenka Public School, Jammu got second prize of Rs 7000.