Srinagar, Dec 26: The 117 Bn of Srinagar Sector, CRPF joined hands with District Sports Authority to organize ‘Jashn-e-Chillai Kalan' as part of a series of events across Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal districts to engage with youngsters.
The initiative, envisioned by Charu Sinha, IG, CRPF, Srinagar Sector, is aimed at tapping young talents in different fields and providing them with bigger platforms and opportunities. In Monday’s event, 90 students from various schools with their teachers and parents participated. On-the-spot painting, singing and debate competitions were organized in which the participants showcased their artistic and oratory skills.
The topic of the debate “Social Media: Boon or Bane” saw very enthusiastic and impromptu oratory skills from both boys and girls. In painting, participants, in the age range from 10 to 20 years, brought their hearts out on the canvas, covering a range of socially relevant themes of “Environment”, “Drug Abuse” and “Domestic Violence Against Women”.
The singers enthralled the audience with their amazing songs across genres of patriotism to Sufi music.
Out of 40 participants, these 4 were adjudged top 4 by the jury. The winners and runners-up across each event were awarded trophies, cash prizes, as well as certificates and each participant, was given a Certificate of Appreciation for his/her participation.
S.M. Behera, Commandant, 117Bn speaking on the occasion, emphasized upon the need of nurturing youngsters and their role in nation-building. Bashir Ahmad, Joint Director, Youth Services and Sports, Srinagar welcomed this initiative of CRPF and encouraged children to strive for excellence while working on their skills.
Balbir Singh, District Sports Officer extended his wholehearted support to make this event a grand success. The occasion witnessed the interaction of CRPF officers with illustrious people from different walks of society visiting the event. They all lauded the efforts of CRPF in constructively engaging with the youngsters. In a statement on the occasion,
Charu Sinha, IG, CRPF, Srinagar Sector appealed to the youngsters to stay away from drugs and work towards nation-building and conveyed that “CRPF is committed to serve and safeguarding the people of Jammu and Kashmir”.
Bright youngsters bubbling with energy and enthusiasm thronged the premises of Youth Services and Sports Hostel, Wazirbagh since morning and registered themselves for different events. It was a delightful sight to see the youngsters participating in debate, painting and singing competitions while scores of students, teachers and locals cheered for them.