The department of Urdu, Central University of Kashmir (CUK), organised “Husn-e- Na’at competition” at Nunar campus of the varsity on Tuesday.
Many students took part in the competition and enthralled the audience by reciting melodious Na’ats. The students who were judged best were felicitated.
The judges in the competition included Prof. Jauhar Quddusi, MERC, University of Kashmir, senior faculty member, Mr Nasir Mirza and Ghulam Hassan Gamgeen. In the competition, the first prize of Rupees 2000 was bagged by Shugufta Parveen of the Department of Zoology while as Tahira Nazir of the Department of Biotechnology and Lateef Hussain from the Department of Economics, bagged the second and third prize of Rs 1500 and Rs 1000 respectively.
Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir, Registrar, Prof. Fayaz Ahmad Nikka, Dean School of Life Sciences Prof. M Afzal Zargar, faculty members and other students were also present on the occasion.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir, appreciated the faculty of the Urdu department for organizing the event and complimented the students for evincing keen interest in the Na’at competition.
Registrar, Prof. Fayaz A Nikka while speaking on the occasion, said the department is regularly holding such Na’at competitions, particularly during the holy month of Ramadhan and is giving a platform to the students to showcase their talent.
The dignitaries also released the first-ever research journal of Hamdia & NAATIA adab “Jahan-e-Hamd-o-Na’at” — a 516-page volumes issue edited by Prof. Dr Jauhar Quddusi. The Journal carries a host of research papers by eminent scholars of the sub-continent on the subject and is published by Na’at Academy Kashmir.