Srinagar: A two-day, first of its kind children funfair concluded today at Green Valley Educational Institute, Ellahi Bagh, Buchpora, Srinagar. The fair witnessed an overwhelming response from both children and parents, with around 4000 people showed up during the event held at the Green Valley school.
Terming the fair as an innovative method to offer students a break from their routine works, chairman Green Valley school Muhammad Yusuf Wani said that all credit goes to the parents who took time from their busy schedules to participate in the event. “We are thankful to all our guests who showed up during our maiden two-day funfair. They have made it a grand success. We will be holding more such events in the near future,” Wani said.
Farooq Ahmad Shah, secretary to Education Department, participated in the fair and said that Green Valley school always takes lead in holding such innovative events. “It is a proud moment for the school. They always take lead to hold such innovative programs,” Shah said.
While the primary section students played and whiled away, senior students had put their stalls during the fair where they offered a wide-range of products from eatables to clothes to devices at a heavy discount.
“This was the first of its kind fair organised for school children in the Valley. Children played, bought things and whiled away during the fair. The senior students had set up their stalls at the fair, offering a wide variety of things 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 were offered to the visitors, Badri added.
“We made kebabs, shami kebabs, biryanis, barbecues, date shakes and other great dishes and varieties which was on display. The teachers had put a lot of effort and it is a full teamwork,” Badri said.
The fair also proved 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.