Huge Fundraising surprises everyone at ‘Taqdeere Kashmir’

‘Govt gave 3800 and kids gave 20000’

Irfan Rashid

Srinagar, 1 Feb: The Two day event ‘Taqdeere kashmir’ came to conclusion on Sunday 1st February in Convocation Hall of University of Kashmir.

A total of Rs 170000 fund was raised by the small group of 12 organizers of the event from last one month including Rs 30000 by selling event tickets on two days.

Its inaugurating day was held in SKICC on Saturday and the conclusion day at Convocation hall, university of Kashmir on Sunday.

These teen age students belonging to different schools of Kashmir thought about this innovative initiative in last year November. “When we were travelling back from a small Science project from SKAUST, we came across a large section of flood victims who were literally crying for any help and there was no one to help them,” recounts Syed Shayan, a 17-year-old girl.

A total of 2 cheques each worth Rs 20000, 14 Cheques each worth Rs 10000 and 2 cheques each worth Rs 5000 were distributed among flood victims belonging to Bemina, Mehjoor Nagar, Jawahar Nagar and Rajbagh.

“From one side where one of the richest economies of the world could gave me Rs 3800, Look at these small kids who helped me by giving Rs 20000,” said a flood victim lady from Bemina.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest, Mr Salman Sagar said: “Best! I could have imagined from kids irrespective of what political organizations did.”

One flood victim lady who after receiving cheque while appreciating the team kissed on forehead the anchor. “They have their exams ahead but they spent their precious time in this activity without any greed.”

Besides all this monetarily helps, they also provided free admissions to few students to pursue their B.Tech in Global University Village who would sponsor them upto Rs 60 lakhs.

“A total of 2600 tickets were sold out including 2000 in UoK and 600 in SKICC,” said Tafeem Malik, one of the organizers.

They didn’t even left the Heroes of the Flood and felicitated 40 heroes by awarding them for their bravery shown by saving precious lives of people last year.

To make the event dynamic, they had well organized the show by breaking into different segments. They performed Kashmiri Dance (Rofh), Drama, 12 minutes Documentary of Flashback of flood, and Quiz.

“We did it on our own but are thankful to those who sponsored us,” said Musadiq Wani, a teen age boy.

“This flood was the test for those who did not suffer to help those who suffered,” said Nouma Ashraf, Hishma Ashraf, Zufa Iqbal and Malik Asooda in a chorus, teen girl organizers.

Talking to visitors, everyone greatly appreciated the kids. “I see people normally making complaints about mischievous behaviour of kids but all Kashmiri youth must take a lesson today from them,” said Riyaz Qureshi.


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