CUK holds martial arts demonstration cum awareness camp
Srinagar, June 17: The Department of Students Welfare (DSW), Central University of Kashmir (CUK) in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Taekwondo Association (JKWA) today organized a martial art demonstration cum awareness programme at its Zainakote Academic block.
CUK Officiating Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din, Superintendent of Police, Mr. Shrinder Misra, Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, Finance Officer, Dr. Irshad A Jan, Dean School of Business Studies, Dr. Abdul Gani, Dean School of Social Sciences, Prof. G M Bhat, Head of the Department, Tourism Studies, Prof. S Fayyaz, Students Welfare Officer, Dr. Fayaz A Nikka, JKWA General Secretary, Shujat Shah and Vice-President, Madava, NGO, Ms Neelam Gash were among others present on the occasion.
The members of the JKWA, including its General Secretary, Shujat Shah and a girl player, displayed several Taekwondo and martial art techniques, which enthralled the students and the dignitaries. The players performed dare devil stunts including breaking of burning tiles with hands and also displayed methods to counter any assault made by any human being.
Addressing the gathering, officiating Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din asked the students, particularly the girls, to learn the martial art techniques in order to counter the threats arising from mischievous elements in the society. “The martial art techniques can be extremely useful in defending oneself, from the individual intending to inflict any harm or injuries,” Prof Mehraj-ud-Din said. He said the varsity would also provide other sports facilities to its students so that they can bring laurels for the institutions in the respective sports competitions.
Registrar CUK, Prof. M Afzal Zargar said the sport activities were an integral part of teaching and learning process in any educational institution. He said the CUK students are immensely talented and have proven their mettle by bagging top positions in different festivals and competitions across India. Prof. Zargar said that in order to provide more sports facilities to the students at its designated campus at Ganderbal, the University is inking a pact with the College of Physical Education Ganderbal, after which the students can utilize their sports equipments and grounds.
Superintendent of Police, Mr. Shrinder Misra said that those learning martial arts and other techniques should never misuse it. “Learning of any kind of offensive technique should make you more humble as with great power come great responsibility,” he said. Mr. Misra further asked the students to inculcate sportsmanship in their lives.
Students Welfare Officer, Dr. Fayaz A Nikka said the mandate of DSW was to ensure holistic development of the students’ personality. “Our students have huge potential. What they need is proper direction and channeling of their talent,” Dr. Nikka said.
General Secretary, Shujat Shah and Vice-President, Madava, NGO, Ms Neelam Gash also spoke on the occasion.
Later, Prof. Mehraj-ud-Din distributed participation certificates among the students and the members of JKWA.