The S.P College Srinagar organized a three days trekking camping Programme at Gulmarg which was jointly organized by the Department of Physical Education and the NSS units of the college.
About 40 students from different courses participated in the programme out of which seventeen were girls.
The students were accompanied by NSS officers, Dr. Khalida Hassan, Dr. Sameera Siraj and Dr. Syed Rashid Masood, in-charge female students, Dr. Nadia shah, Director Department of Physical Education, Mr. Owais Wani, in-charge male students, Dr. Syed Ovais Rizvi and Dr. Mir Irfanullah Additionally, among the non-teaching staff, Mr. Mushtaq Ahmad Wadoo, medical assistant, Mr. Arshad Salam, Mr. Nissar Ahmad, Mr. Bilal Ahmad and Mr. Showkat Ahmad provided necessary assistance during the programme.
On the first day, students did a light warm up trek to Baba Reshi from Gulmarg which acted as the base camp for all the three days. The trek was completed in 4 hours.The day concluded with multiple cultural activities carried around a campfire.
Similarly, on the second day, the participants did a trek to Affarwat Mountain. In order to boost the morale of the staff as well as students, Prof (Dr.) Khurshid Ahmad Khan, worthy Principal of the college joined the participants and encouraged them to keep the spirits high. He spoke about the importance of such events which act as stress busters amidst the tough covid times.
Later in the evening, students were engaged in pitching tents on a camping site and the day concluded with a campfire and cultural activities where students participated in singing competition, poetry recitation and other such programmes.
On the third day, students participated in social outreach programmes wherein they undertook awareness drives regarding the importance of hygiene and sanitation. Further, they spoke to tourists and locals alike regarding the importance of wearing a mask and maintaining hand hygiene during covid times.
NSS students of college undertook a cleanliness drive of parts of Gulmarg which encouraged others to maintain cleanliness in the beautiful meadows.
By evening all the students had safely reached their respective homes thus concluding the eventful and exciting in many ways the annual camping and trekking programme of the college.