KU bags award for community service


Srinagar, Nov 20: The University of Kashmir has bagged the prestigious Indira Gandhi National Service Scheme (IGNSS) award “in recognition to its contribution in community service.”
 A KU spokesman said six universities were awarded in different categories at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. “University of Kashmir got the award in the category of upcoming university,” he said.
 The varsity has bagged the award for 2011-2012 for “its remarkable work in National Service Scheme, leaving behind 23 shortlisted Universities out of 636 across the country.”
 “The award consists of Rs 1,00,000 cash, certificate and a  medal. The president Pranab Mukerjee presented the award to KU Vice-Chancellor Prof Talat Ahmad,” the spokesman said. KU’s NSS Coordinator Dr. Farooq Ahmad Khan was also present at award ceremony.
 National Service Scheme (NSS) is one of the flagship programmes of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports aimed at developing qualities of good citizenship and spirit of volunteerism among youth. The scheme seeks to achieve its objectives    through twin approaches: ‘Campus to community’ and ‘College to Village’.
 In the category of NSS volunteers, Rahulla  Hussan from Amar Singh College here bagged the IGNSS award.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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