SRINAGAR: Seven days long Vice Chancellors sports festival was inaugurated at College of Temperate Sericulture SKUAST-K Mirgund by Honourable Vice Chancellor SKUAST-K Prof, Nazir Ahnmed Ganai. The event was attended by Dean Student’s welfare Prof. M. A. A. Sidiqui, Director Planning, Prof. Haroon Rashid Naik, Dean Faculty of Horticulture, Prof. Shabir Ahmed Wani along with other scientists of the College and students.
At the Inaugural function Prof. Nazir Ahmed Ganai Honourable Vice Chancellor of the University stressed upon the need of conducting such extracurricular activities which not only refresh our young minds but at the same time go a long way for overall development of physical being of the students. Prof. Ganai said that such activities besides taking students away from routine class work also result in their improved mindset and reduced stress level.
Dean student’s welfare while interacting with the students and staff members of college reiterated that such events prove to be eye-openers for the student community and result in their increased efficiency. Prof. M. F. Baqual Associate Dean of the College also stressed upon the importance of such extracurricular activities for the mental upkeep of students and their focused attention. He thanked the Vice Chancellor and Dean Student Welfare for providing financial and other moral support for the event through NAHEP-IDP. He also appreciated the role of Dr. Nisar Ahmed Student Welfare Officer of the College and other scientists who worked together for conduct of different events.Earlier Vice Chancellor also flagged off contingent of students for Rural Exploration Programme under which students learn to have a deep insight of rural life and besides dwelling, dining and sharing with rural people they also learn the art of independent living. Honourable Vice Chancellors also inaugurated remedial learning programmes for the students across different semesters who because of one reason or the other missed their class work. The idea of this programme was to compensate for the learning loss of these students enabling them to keep pace with the rest of the class mates.