Youth festival Sount-2017 concludes at Kashmir University

SRINAGAR: Spring Youth Festival Sount -2017, organised by Kashmir University’s Department of Students Welfare, concluded with the prize distribution ceremony. During the four-day festival, students from colleges, KU departments and other universities participated and competed in events including debate, elocution, poster-making, collage, painting, cartoon-making and spot photography.
Felicitating the awardees, S.P (Traffic) Srinagar, Sargun Shukla (IPS) said: “Such festivals provide an opportunity to youth to showcase their talent and helps exchange of innovative art, ideas and thoughts.”
Former DDG Doordarshan, Dr Rafeeq Masoodi, said: “Our students don’t lack talent. They are a repository of innovative and creative ideas and it is our duty to nurture their talent and provide them a proper platform to showcase their skills.”
Dean, Students Welfare, Prof Fayaz Ahmad said: “It was the dedication and seriousness of students that encouraged us to conduct the event.”
The debate competition ‘Women make better politicians than men’ was held, and evaluated by a three-member jury including Dr Masoodi, Dr Nasir Mirza from MERC and Mr Ozair Nissar, Liaison Officer. The proceedings of the session were conducted by Shahid Ali Khan, Cultural Officer.
The following awards were given away in each category:
Debate: 1st position: Mahoor Mifta Shaw, The Business School; 2nd -3rd Positions: Kaneez Mariyam, Department of Law/ Mah Nashit Uzma, CUK.
Elocution: 1st position: Beenish Mehraj, Department Law; 2nd-3rd positions: Mohammad Shahkar Mearaj, DDE/ Mah Nashit Uzma, CUK.
Cartoon: 1st position: Zaid Bhat, Institute of Music & Fine Arts; 2nd-3rd positions: Anis Rasheed Wani/ Arbila Fayaz Mir, both from Institute of Music & Fine Arts.
Poster-making: 1st position: Afifa Faiz from Institute of Music & Fine Arts; 2nd-3rd positions: Mohammad Manan Khan from IUST/ Nowbahar Khan from CUK.
Collage-making: 1st position: Naurina Shabnam from GDC Nawakadal; 2nd-3rd positions: Muheeb Firdous from GDC Bemina/ Rukaya Rashid from GDC, Pampore.
Painting: 1st position: Naurina Shabnam from GDC Nawakadal; 2nd-3rd positions: Farah Naaz from GDC Nawakadal/ Saba Altaf from Institute of Music & Fine Arts.
Photography: 1st position: Faizan Irshad from GDC Bemina; 2nd-3rd positions: Zaid Bashir from GDC Bemina/Touseef Khan from Institute of Music & Fine Arts KU.