KARGIL : Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmed Khan today said that extracurricular activities like music, painting, acting, dance, art and craft competitions besides participation in games and sports have a greater role in channelizing the energy of youngsters towards a positive goal.
The CEC stated this while addressing children during the concluding ceremony of the 3 day childrens’ folk music competition at Language Center New Academy Complex here on Monday.
Superintendent of Police Kargil Dr Vinod Kumar, several officers of the administration, writers, poets and jury members and musicians were present on the occasion. Organized by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages Kargil, the three-day long competition sessions saw the attendance around 80 children across the district belonging to the Junior (9-13 years), Senior (13-16 years) and Amateur groups (16-21 years) of age.
Feroz Khan while appreciating the efforts of the Academy for having organized the three-day event expressed optimism that participation in the competitions will go a long way in enabling the children to use their energy in the right manner.
The CEC said that in the present age where youngsters are mostly occupied with smart phone games, such types of events are required to soothe their mind and to engage them in positive activities. He hoped that such events would go a long way in attracting the youth towards their folklore.
Superintendent of Police Kargil Dr Vinod Kumar in his address complimented the Academy for successful conduct of the event. He said that holding of such events at regular intervals would help in orienting the youth towards constructive activities and to keep them away from antisocial activities.
The programme was attended among others by parents, teachers from different educational institutions and a jam packed hall of cultural enthusiasts. Cultural Expert Tsewang Rigzin delivered the vote of thanks at the end.