'GOLF NO MORE A GAME OF ELITES': Edu deptt organises day long golf festival for school children at Gulmarg

“The aim to organise golf festival for students is to expose them to this game which other wise was considered as game of and for elites," Bukhari said in his address to students.

SYED RIZWAN GEELANI
Gulmarg, Publish Date: Oct 21 2017 11:37PM | Updated Date: Oct 21 2017 11:37PM
'GOLF NO MORE A GAME OF ELITES': Edu deptt organises day long golf festival for school children at GulmargGK Photo

In a first, the school education department organised one-day Khizan Gulmarg 2017- golf festival for school children which was inaugurated by education minister Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari here on Saturday.

“The aim to organise golf festival for students is to expose them to this game which other  wise was considered as game of and for elites," Bukhari said in his address to students.

 


 

He said the department has started training five students from different schools in learning golfing skills. "Be it government or private school student, anyone who is interested will be trained as we are here to facilitate it," he said.

The minister extended his gratitude to sponsors including Private School Association Kashmir (PSAK), Hoteliers Club Gulmarg, proprietors Hotel Pine, Hotel Vintage, Hotel Rosewood, Cable car Corporation Gulmarg and Gulmarg Development Authority (GDA)

"We had students from Sainik school Mansbal and students from other local schools of Gulmarg  and those who couldn't participate today will be asked by the department to participate in future," he said.

According to education minister, the school education department will also organise skiing course for school children at Gulmarg during winter season.

Stating that Gulmarg was peaceful place, Bukhari made an appeal to the tourists to visit Gulmarg and enjoy winter season at world's famous ski resort.

"I appeal all to come here and spend winter here," Bukhari said.

The minister also informed that Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has also approved a proposal that all MLAs will contribute 1.5 percent of their Constituency Development Fund for educational tour of students.

"The decision was taken in last board meeting held in Baramulla and CM has approved it as well," the education minister said.

Earlier speaking at the occasion, secretary school education Farooq Ahmad Shah said the department is fully concentrating to improve the education sector in the state.

"We started to organise annual day functions in high and higher secondary schools which was not being done in past. We have taken measures to reform the exam system as well," Shah said.

He said the decision to organise golf festival at Gulmarg was taken with an aim to make golf a popular game among students.

He said human resources development ministry has already prepared a roadmap for J&K's education sector and they are working to implement it.

"There will no dearth of teaching faculty, infrastructural facilities in schools from future," he said.

MLA Gulmarg Muhammad Abbas Wani also spoke at the occasion and underlined the need to organize such festivals for students. "From now on it should be a routine process for the department," he said.

Later, the education minister distributed prizes among the students who participated in marathon run, painting competition and golf matches.

Among others present at the occasion were, MLA Rafiabad constituency Yawar Mir, deputy Commissioner Baramulla Nasir Naqash, chiet executive officer Gulmarg Development Authority (GDA) Muhammad Haneef Balki, project director RMSA, chairman Hoteliers Club Mushtaq Chaya, officials of State Cable Car Corporation and tourism department besides president PSAK G N Var and National president private schools and children welfare association Syed Shameel and content developer University of California SK Singh.

 

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