Shan-e-Ramdhan Fest 2019 begins at KU | KNO

Shan-e-Ramdhan Fest 2019 begins at KU | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, May 28 (KNO): A three day ‘Shan-e-Ramdhan’ festival started here at University of Kashmir (KU) on Tuesday. The event is being organized by the Division of Youth Affairs Department of Students Welfare (DSW), KU and is supported by LAYOUTS and Radio Mirchi. The festival includes competitions in Husn-e-Naat, Husn-e-Qirat, Husn-e-Azaan and Islamic Calligraphy. Acting Vice Chancellor KU Prof Neelofar Khan who presided over the event said that DSW has been organizing this event every year in the same month and it has benefited students in showcasing their skills in Quran recitation, Islamic calligraphy and many other areas of religion. “DSW has always given a face-lift to the university and has played an important role in engaging students in many cultural, social and intellectual activities”, Prof Khan said. Registrar KU, DrNisar Ahmad Mir who was the special guest on the occasion spoke about the importance of holding such festivals. He assured university’s full support to such endeavors. He appreciated the students participating in the event. “There are small tokens that we give on behalf of the university to the winners of various competitions in the programs held in the fest but the nature of this event is such that mere participation is spiritually rewarding.” Students of various colleges of Kashmir and Universities are taking part in the fest and displaying their skills in areas of Azaan, Qirat, Calligraphy and Naat. Dean Students Welfare, KU,Prof Raies AhmadQadri gave the welcome address on the occasion and said that such events are necessary to elevate one spiritually. Prof Qadri spoke about the medical benefits of fasting as proved by medical science. On the inaugural day of the festival competitions in HusnAzaan were held and the performance of the participants was evaluated by a three member jury Cultural Officer DSW KU Shahid Ali Khan conducted the proceedings of the inaugural session.(KNO)