|Early Times Report|
SRINAGAR, Sept 26: Jammu and Kashmir Urdu Council today organised a function here to felicitate the winner students of online Urdu essay competition held in June this year.
Principal Secretary, School Education and Skill Development, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon was the Chief Guest on the occasion while the award distribution function was presided over by noted cartoonist Bashir Ahmed Bashir.
About 13 participant students including first, second and third besides 10 consolation position holders were awarded with cash rewards, mementos, certificates and books.
Hayfa Sajad of Mallison Girls School, Razia Sultan of Zoon Islamic School Hajin, Bandipora and Mehr-o-Muzaffar of Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Seer Hamdan, Islamabad had respectively bagged first three positions in the competition in which students from 196 government and private schools participated.
Besides, 10 consolation prizes also in the shape of cash, books and certificates were given to the participants of the competition including Mir Asrar, Srinagar, Zuha Parvez, Islamabad, Abrar Nabi, Kamamat Kamran and Mir Suhaib, Ganderbal, Shafiya Lateef Ramban, Rashid Manaan, Baramulla, Amreeza Ashiq, Islamabad, Muskan Shabir Islamabad and Syedah Seerat Geelani Uri.
Participation certificates to all other contestant students shall be distributed through concerned Chief Education Officers in their respective districts.
Pertinently, the book sets given to winner students were donated by Iqbal Institute of Culture and philosophy, University of Kashmir and were presented to winners by coordinator of the institute Dr. Mushtaq Ahmed Ganaie.
Dr. Samoon also released an Urdu book written by Suhail Salim about women Urdu fiction writers of Kashmir.
Earlier, President JK Urdu Council, Dr Javed Iqbal, threw light on the policy and activities of Urdu Council.