CUK holds debate competition to observe UN intl day of families
Srinagar, May 15: The Directorate of Students Welfare, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Friday organised a debate competition on the theme “Family Disintegration and Development Go Together” to observe the United Nations International Day of Families.
The event, which was held at Magarmal academic block of the University, was inaugurated by the officiating Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj udDin, while as Department of Urdu Coordinator, Prof. Nazir Ahmad Malik, Director Students Welfare, Dr. Fayaz A Nikka and Cultural Coordinator, Dr. Ihsan Malik were among other faculty members present on the occasion.
Prof. Mehraj udDin expressed grave concern over the nuclearisation of the families, particularly in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. “The nuclear families have more disadvantages than advantages,” Prof. Mehraj udDin remarked adding that several behavioral problems prevalent among the children at present are due to the breaking away of the families.
Director Students Welfare, Dr. Fayaz A Nikka, underscored the need to generate awareness to have a just social order. “The nuclear families confront several problems and difficulties in managing the day-to-day affairs, which was not the case earlier, when people used to live in joint families,” Dr. Nikka said.
Cultural coordinator, Dr. Ihsan Malik also threw light with respect to the observance of the day.
In the debate competition, Ms. Numana Ibrahim of English Deptt bagged the top slot and got the cash prize of Rs 2000, while as Mr. Younis Kaloo of the Department of Convergent Journalism and Mr. Vijay Hitashi of Department of Management Studies bagged the second and third position and received a cash prize of Rs 1500 and Rs 1000 respectively.