KU holds spring festival ‘Bahaar’

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Srinagar: The Department of Social Work, University of Kashmir organised a one-day spring festival with the theme “this spring help the Department of Social Work to lift a school” under the banner ‘Bahaar- The Spring Festival’ here on Monday.
“The festival which was held in the sprawling lawns of Naseem Bagh Campus of the varsity hosted a range of activities and stalls put up voluntarily by students which included food courts, art gallery, plant nursery, eco- friendly items, clothes and items reflecting the culture and rich heritage of Kashmir etc.,” the statement said.
According to the organisers of the festival, the purpose of the event was to support the neglected communities by supporting their education.
They said that the funds raised by the event shall be utilised in lifting the infrastructure of the school in the vicinity of Dal, Srinagar.
Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad while visiting the stalls said that students and faculty members should involve themselves in teaching at various identified or adopted schools in the neighbourhood, which he said “shall increase the bond between community and the university.”
While interacting with the students who had put up various colourful stalls, Prof Talat impressed that these fund raising events should continue in future as well with an aim to contribute to most vulnerable sections of the society.
Registrar University of Kashmir, Dr. Nisar Ahmad Mir while inaugurating the festival said that such events and festivals help in bridging the gap between the University and Community, and play a pivotal role in university community interface.
He appreciated the Coordinator Social Work department KU and other faculty members and students for organising and conducting such activity for the benefit of marginalised sections of the society.
Dean, School of Social Sciences Prof. Asifa Jan, Director DIQA Dr Manzoor A Shah, Deputy Director DIQA Mr Showket Shafi, Coordinator, department of Social Work Dr. Aadil Bashir, Media Coordinator KU Dr Muslim Jan and several other faculty members of the department were also present on the occasion.