Social Work Dept KU holds ‘BAHAAR’- the spring festival | KNO

Social Work Dept KU holds ‘BAHAAR’- the spring festival | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, April 02 (KNO) : Department of Social Work, University of Kashmir organized 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 at KU. 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. Besides, there was a street play performed by students on various social issues confronted by the society. According to the organizers of the festival the purpose of the event was to support the neglected communities by supporting their education. According to a statement issued to KNO, they said that the funds raised by the event shall be utilized 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. Earlier 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 Dept 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, Dept 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.(KNO)