Div Com distributes first scholarship installment checks worth Rs 9 lakh to 150 students

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Srinagar: Kashmir Divisional Commissioner PK Pole today said there is an urgent need to increase social service activities in different sectors for the comfort, relief and rehabilitation of orphans, widows and economically lower in UT of Jammu and Kashmir.

He said so while presiding over the scholarship check distribution function organized by the J&K Yateem Foundation at Sri Pratap College here.

The J&K Yateem Foundation (JKYF) has distributed the first installment of scholarship checks in the amount of Rs 9 Lakh to 150 students, including 80 girls and 2 non-Muslim students. These students were from all districts of Kashmir division.

The Divisional Commissioner called on the gathering to mobilize latent human abilities, talents and capacities for the welfare, living comfort and rehabilitation of the most deserving and economically weak sections of society.

Praising JKYF’s initiative to work regardless of caste, color, creed, region and religion, Pole urged all voluntary and non-governmental organizations to ensure honesty, transparency and accountability in the work of the organization.

He said social work must remain transparent and voluntary organizations must be registered and transfer financial aid to recipients’ bank accounts. He added that organizations must present an audited account of donations and expenditures to generate trust among ordinary people, especially donors and contributors to the cause of social services. He asked all other social service organizations to emulate the systematic, structured, transparent and democratic style of work of the J&K Yateem Foundation.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Shah, Director of the Directorate of Internal Quality Assurance (DIQA), said such initiatives are needed as a top priority to help deserving students achieve excellent academic and professional careers.

SP College Head Teacher Khurshid Ahmad Khan, while praising JKYF for its commendable work in the social service sector, called on students to benefit from the support given by JKYF for better careers. He said he would also facilitate such initiatives in the future.

Earlier, Founding Chairman and Member of the Standing Accountability Commission, JKYF Mohammad Ahsan, instead gave a detailed account of JKYF’s various wellness and rehabilitation programs.

Dr. Tariq Ahmad Malik, Member of the Standing Accountability Commission, JKYF spoke about the history of JKYF.

Parents of students and dozens of JKYF volunteers, district representatives, central executive committee members, program managers as well as a cross section of people participated in the function.

JKYF President Mohammad Rafiq Lone presented a vote of thanks. He urged students to work hard with dedication, commitment, zeal and enthusiasm to excel in academic and professional careers. He commended the students from Gujran Tulail near LoC in Bandipora and Machil in Kupwara for traveling from such remote areas to participate in the event.

Wasim Ahmad Lone and Mauzim Mushtaq, students of Baitul Hilal Jawahar Nagar Srinagar, recited verses from the Holy Quran and Naat respectively.

Senior volunteer Mohammad Yousuf Bhat prayed for the welfare of the students, society and the organization.

Program Director, JKYF Press and Public Relations Division, Javaid Jawad led the proceedings.

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