A Trekking Program to Wasturwan was organized at the Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora today with an aim to generate awareness among the students about the environment. The event organized by the Dean of Students in collaboration with the Directorate of Physical Education and Sports IUST was flagged off by Prof. Manzoor A Malik, Dean Academic Affairs IUST.
The programorganized under University Community Outreach Program had an overwhelming response from staff and students in which about sixty students, scholars, and faculty members participated.Underlining the relevance of such programs in developing socially responsible citizens, Prof. Malik said that an academic institution holds the responsibility to sensitize its pupil towards environmental protection and IUST regularly organizes such programs to connect the youth to its environment and make them responsible for its protection.
Dr. Asifa Baba, I/C Dean of Students IUST appreciated the enthusiasm of the students and faculty members in the trekking program. She said that such programs help to channelize thestudents’ energies in a positive direction. Dr. Hilal A Rather Director of Physical Education IUST along with other faculty and staff members accompanied the team on the Wastoorwan Trek and appreciated the equal participation of girls and boys in the sports and extracurricular activities of the university.
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