Governor inaugurates ‘Youth Mela’ at SKICC

Lt Gen JS Sandhu flags off shikara race

Srinagar, Publish Date: Oct 22 2017 12:34AM | Updated Date: Oct 22 2017 12:34AM
Governor inaugurates ‘Youth Mela’ at SKICCGK Photo

Governor, NN Vohra inaugurated ‘Srinagar Youth Mela’ organised by GOC XV Corps, at SKICC  here today. Governor was accompanied by First Lady Usha Vohra.

Governor distributed prizes to the winners of the over five-km Chinar Shikara Race and all those who participated in Mountain Terrain Bike expedition, from Bandipora to Srinagar. This was followed by a most colourful programme in which the winners of the singing, dance and music competitions presented their performances. These included scintillating piece presented by the NCC Cadets. 

The Governor and First Lady distributed prizes to the large number of youth who had done well in various events. “The grand finale of the Mela was a programme of heart throwing songs by the eminent singer, Lucky Ali who had come all the way from Bangalore with his entire troupe,” the statement said. 

“Governor congratulated and complimented Lt. General J.S. Sandhu, GOC XV Corps, for taking the valuable initiative of organizing the Srinagar Youth Mela which resulted in attracting hundreds of youth from all over Kashmir. He lauded the Army’s role in providing an opportunity to the society at large to be able to participate in an exciting programme which provided entertainment to a very large audience,” it said. 

Appreciating the contribution of GOC XV Corps Governor hoped that such events shall continue to be organized in the future.

In a statement, Chinar Corps said the event included “entertaining and thrilling performance included melodious songs by Lucky Ali and Rafi Khan and mesmerizing performance by NCC Cadets.”

“The Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen JS Sandhu, flagged off the five Km shikara race which started from Lalit Jetti, had a turning point at historic Char Chinar and finished at SKICC . 70 Shikaras took part in the thrilling competition organised in the beautiful Dal Lake,” it said. 

“The youth had an insight into choosing a future in the fields of Defence Services, IT and higher studies in India or abroad.  Army Recruitment Office, National Cadet Corps, J&K University and many HR Companies along with various Banks also established stalls during the Mela.” 

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