PAMPORE: A prize distribution function for government school students, who appeared in Talent Hunt Examination 2018, was held on Saturday at Town Hall Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Zonal Education Officer (ZEO) Pampore Ghulam Ahmad Dar was the chief guest on the occasion.
The talent hunt, organised by an NGO ‘J&K Human Fraternity’ on September 26 for the 5th and 8th class students, was held at Government Boys Model Higher Secondary, Pampore. At least 93 students from primary standard and 85 students from middle standard had appeared in the examination.
Among 8th class students, Humera Mushtaq, UPS Gundbal secured 1st position, while as Muheen Fatima, UPS Khankahbagh got 2nd position. The position prize was shared by three candidates – Sahil Mushtaq (UPS Allochi Bagh), Ummer Rehman (UPS Allochi Bagh) and Muskan Bilal (UPS Gundbal).
In the 5th class, the first position holder was bagged by Nazim Karan (High School Zaintrag), 2nd position by Mueeb Shabir (UPS Wahib Sahab), 3rd position by Qurat-ul-Ain (UPS Undroosa), and 4th position by Amina Mushtaq (UPS Tengwani Mohala Khrew).
“The main objective of the talent hunt was to identify the hidden talent in students of government schools and to encourage them to take keen interest in future studies,” the speakers at the function said.
Speaking on the occasion, ZEO Ghulam Ahmad Dar said parents have a major responsibility in creating the right environment for the overall personality development of their children.