SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Yateem Foundation felicitated its PLUS TWO passouts at a solemn farewell cum felicitation function at its Central Office “BAITUL HILAL”, Jawahar Nagar here on Tuesday.
Dr S Khurshid ul Islam, Associate Professor, J&K Institute of Management and Public Administration & Rural Development (J &K IMPA & RD) felicitated five alumni of BAITUL HILAL by presenting them Certificates of Excellence on completion of Plus Two courses in different academic streams, a JKYF handout said.
The statement said that senior volunteers and honorary functionaries of JKYF from all districts of Kashmir Division were present on the occasion.
The passouts included Mohammad Yaseen Hajam and Saleem Jaffar Naik from Kishtwar, Javaid Ahmad Khan from Kupwara, Yasir Ahmad Mir from Uri Baramulla and Suhail Rashid Shiekh from Kulgam, it said.
These students had been admitted over a decade ago at Baitul Hilal.They got their formal education at various private and govt educational institutions in Srinagar, it added.
The statement said that two among the pass-outs have secured admission in BBA at Swami Vivekanand Faculty Of Technology and Management under Swami Vivekanand Group of Institutes, Punjab. Rest of the pass-outs are awaiting the result of counselling under JEE and NEET.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Khurshid ul Islam appreciated the achievements of these pass-outs and described their success a unique feat while braving varied difficulties and ups and downs in their life. He stressed the need for a structured career counseling mechanism for the students at JKYF and other such voluntary institutions. Dr Islam urged scholars at BAITUL HILAL and other such children homes to be proactive in seeking best careers while working hard to earn educational scholarships both at national and international levels.
Dr Islam hailed the role and contribution of public welfare institutions including JKYF in facilitating the upbringing and education that helps them to achieve their educational goals. He added that JKYF must focus on health care and education while taking into account the modern requirements and challenges in pursuit of viable careers and socio-economic development of underprivileged sections of society.
Dr Khurshidd ul Islam lauded the efforts of volunteers of JKYF and stressed the need to focus specifically on quality education, vocational training and skill development in order to cope up with th emerging needs and challenges in the present-day world.
Earlier, the outgoing JKYF students shared their experiences of life during their over a decade long stay at Baitul Hilal Srinagar. They also suggested several proposals to improve upon the working at BAITUL HILALs under JKYF at Srinagar, Kulgam, Sopore and Kishtwar.
The students had a free and fair interaction session with the JKYF volunteers and functionaries of JKYF.
Central Executive Committee (CEC) Member, JKYF Abdul Majeed Laway emphasized the need to involve experts in various fields to utilise their expertise in structured career orientation and other activities related to human resource development through voluntary social welfare Institutions like JKYF.
Chairman JKYF Mohammad Ahsan Rather in his vote of thanks expressed gratitude to Dr Islam for encourging JKYF volunteers to take forward welfare mission. He also thanked all volunteers and honorary functionaries of all the districts of Kashmir division for their sincere initiatives and efforts in pursuit of the goal of socio-economic development of underprivileged sections of the society.
The programme started with the recitation of some verses from Holy Qur’an by Saqib Rehman, Class 12th student residing at BAITUL HILAL, Jawahar Nagar.
The proceeding were conducted by Programme Executive Press & PR Javaid Jawad. He threw light on various welfare initiatives and programmes undertaken science 2000.
Pertinently, Dr A H Samoon, Principal Secretary Education, J&K Government couldn’t participate in the farewell cum felicitation due to last-minute pressing official engagements, a JKYF handout said.