Srinagar: A two-day fun fair for primary class children commenced at Green Valley Educational Institute, Ellahi Bagh, Buchpora today, October 25. Under the name ‘Fun under the sun fete’, the fair is first of its kind held in the Valley, one of the managers of the event said.
“This is the first of its kind fair organised for school children in the Valley. Children can play, buy and hang out during the fair. All the departments of the primary section have set up their stalls at the fair, offering a wide variety with a heavy discount,” Rafi Badri, one of the organisers of the event said.
A number of dishes were made by the teachers themselves and are on the stall for the visitors, Badri added.
“We made kebabs, shami kebabs, biryanis, barbecues, date shakes and other great dishes and varieties which is on display. The teachers have put a lot of effort and it is a full teamwork,” Badri told Narrator.
A number of parents attended the fair on the first day and the number is expected to increase on the second day, the school management said.
“We have received a very positive response to this and we are planning to hold more fairs of such kind in the near future,” Riyaz Kathju, school’s vice principal, said.
The fair, Kathju said, is also a great way to make the young generation to get acquainted with Kashmiri culture.
Among the various things offered during the fair, the most significant was Tonga ride, once a primary mode of transport in the Valley.
The children and parents were seen enjoying during the fair. One of the parents said that children need to be unburdened from their daily works through such fairs.
“Valley children are most in need to get a break from their studies and hang out day or two. Such events are very helpful for the overall development of our children,” Junaid Ahmad, a parent, said.
Farooq Ahmad Shah, secretary to the Government Education Department, was the chief guest at the event.
Terming the fair as an innovative event, Shah said that Green Valley school has always taken lead to hold such events.
Chairman Green Valley Educational Institute Muhammad Yusuf Wani said that all credit goes to teachers who put their effort in making this event a “grand success”.