Youth Conclave 2023: Kashmir Central Successfully Engaging Youth in Dialogue, Innovation, and Cultural Celebration



Handwara, Oct 25: The Kashmir Central magazine in collaboration with Indian Army, is delighted to announce the successful conclusion of the Youth Conclave 2023, held today at Environment Hall, Handwara. This transformative event witnessed active participation from students across schools and colleges, fostering an environment of vibrant discussion, innovation, and cultural celebration.

The conclave was divided into two sessions with each session having battery of speakers from the specific background.

The theme of the first session was “Kashmir between tradition and modernity”. The discussions remained about how Kashmir represents a complex interplay between preserving age-old traditions and embracing the opportunities and challenges of modernity which resonated well with the engaged audience. Participants actively explored ways to safeguard and celebrate the rich cultural heritage and identity of Kashmir.

Session two witness major discussions on “Education for enlightenment and innovation”. The discussions on the latest educational innovations and the impact of new education policy went well among audiences.

The event was attended by the experts and professors from diverse backgrounds which includes, Prof. Farooq Ahmad Shah( Former Vice Chancellor Central University of Kashmir), Mr. Bashir Assad (Senior Journalist, Author, and Editor-in-Chief, Kashmir Central magazine), Prof. Shahid Rasool (Dean Academics Affairs, Central University of Kashmir), Dr. Humaira Qadri (Dean Research/ HOD EVS, Govt Degree College Baramulla), Dr. Abdul Roouf Bhat (Dean Academics Affairs, HOD Chemistry, Govt Degree College Baramulla), Dr. Syed Mutahar Aaquib (HOD/ AP PG Deptt of computer science, Degree College Baramulla), Ms. Riffat wani (Author and Social activist), Mushtaq Ali Khan (Famous film maker) and dignified dignitaries of Indian Army.

The first session was moderated and kickstarted by Mushtaq Ali Khan and second was debated by Dr. Mutahar with the panelists.

In addition to the enriching discussions, the Youth Conclave 2023 featured captivating cultural performances, showcasing the vibrant traditions and talents of the region.

Present internet sensation and famous sufi and cultural singer of Kashmir, Ustaad Abdul Rashid Hafiz performed on the occasion and was followed by the Singing performance of Abid and his band. These performances enthralled the entire audience in the hall.

The active and enthusiastic participation of students from various schools and colleges added depth to the discussions, contributing to a wonderful exchange of ideas.

The organizers express their gratitude for the overwhelming response and the positive atmosphere created by the students. The event successfully inspired and motivated the youth of Kashmir to actively shape their future.

The Handwara Youth Conclave 2023 was a testament to the power of youth engagement and dialogue. We extend our appreciation to all participants and look forward to future collaborative initiatives.

It is pertinent to mention here that this event was the third conclave organised by Kashmir Central Weekly in a short span of twenty days. Earlier two were conducted at Raddison Collection Rajbagh and North Campus Baramulla which were also huge success and blockbuster in disseminating the information and discourse among masses.


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