Shopian: To raise awareness about Covid-19 Pandemic among students living in rural areas, the District Information Centre (DIC), Shopian today organized a Debate cum Cultural Programme based on Covid-19 Do’s and Don’ts, in the premises of Al-Mustafa Educational Trust (AMET) Mashwara, here.
District Information Officer Shopian, Showkat Ahmad Khan was the Chief Guest on the occasion while Mushtaq Ahmad Shah presided over the function.
The Chief Guest appreciated the participants for presenting meaningful and entertaining poetic works. He urged for organizing more such types of awareness programmes for the benefit of the common masses.
Later, after the debate competition, a colorful cultural programme featuring Folk, Rouf, Kashmiri and Gojri Songs were presented by the artists of DIC, Shopian besides dramas were also presented by the students of AMET Mashwara which received great applause from the audiences.
Athar Hussain Balpuri of the DIC also presented Covid-19 mazahiya kalam before the audience.
As many as 44 students participated in the debate competition and expressed their views and deliberated about Covid-19 theme. Imran Hussian, Arshid Farooq and Wajahat Ayoub all students of Class 10th were adjudged as 1st, 2nd and 3rd position holders respectively in the debating competition. While Bisma Ayoub of class 9th, Shahid ul Islam of Class 10th and Sahil Haroon of class 8th were adjudged as 1st, 2nd and 3rd position holders respectively in the Cultural competition.
Among others, Principal AMET, Bilal Ahmad, school management and staff, officials of DIC Shopian besides school children were present on the occasion.