Jammu & Kashmir

Event showcasing Kashmir’s art, culture held at GDC Pampore

Students wearing traditional costumes during a fest at GDC Pampore.

Pampore: Under the auspices of the celebrations of India assuming the presidency of G20 forum, a mega food festival was held on May 2023 at GDC Pampore.

The event was held to showcase the theme of traditional culinary cultures of the valley that illustrates well the cultural diversity of India and its suitability for a global leadership role, said an official spokesperson.

The Chief Guest of the event was Aijaz Ahmed Shah – Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Pulwama. Principals of Degree Colleges of District Pulwama and their representatives were the guests of honour on the occasion. They included: Dr Zahida Naseem – Principal GDC Awantipora, Dr Gazala Gayas – Principal GDC Rajpora, Prof Ishaq Ahmed Wani – Senior Assistant Professor GDC Tral and Prof Master Showkat Ali, Senior Assistant Professor GDC Pulwama.

The event was attended by all the faculty and students of the college. Prof Shah Lateef, Convenor IQAC moderated the event while Dr Huzaifa Pandit, Media Secretary performed the rapporteur duties.

The event commenced with a melodious na’at rendition session. Asif Ahmed of UG Sem 4th and Aijaz ul Haque of UG 4th Sem held the audience spell bound by their renditions. Following the spiritual refreshment, the event proper commenced with a brief formal introductory address by Dr Iqbal Malik – HOD Islamic Studies.

In his address, he dwelled on the civilizational highs of Kashmir and its syncretic culture that has manifested in its diverse culinary culture, which incorporates influences from varied cultures, ancient and modern.

Next, the audience was treated to a mellifluous rendition of the college anthem that pays tribute to the unique locales and role of the college in upliftment of the region in which it is located.

The anthem was accompanied by a detailed presentation that chronicled the various events held in the college in the past one year.

After a brief ceremony to facilitate the guests with momentos, the Principal delivered her address. In her address, she dwelled on the history and evolution of the college since its embryonic days in 2011 and its journey towards praiseworthy NAAC Accreditation.

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