International Mountain Day with UNDP
University of Baltistan, Skardu celebrated International Mountains Day in collaboration with UNDP at Anchan Braqbu today with jovial spirit to protect, preserve and develop mountain valleys. The celebration journey started from UOBS Anchan Campus led by Vice Chancellor UOBS Prof. Dr. Muhammad Naeem Khan followed by representatives of UNDP, the renown Mountaineer Samina Baig, Little Karim, hundreds of faculty staff and students from UOBS, Women Degree College Skardu, Army Public school, Media personnel and District administrative officers. A trek of almost twenty KM was sited for climbing near SarfaRanga Desert. After the hectic and tough climbing all the participants reached to the top of Anchan Braqbu where the celebration cake was cut. The Worthy VC UOBS, Samina Baig, Little Karim and the country Director UNDP addressed the audience. Dr. Zakir Hussain briefed the participants about the event being celebrated.
Apart from the celebration at the peak, participants enjoyed the cold view of the mountain valleys, on one side Skardu city and Hussainabad, on another side Shigar Valley and Kwardo valleys. The panoramic view of these valleys gave soothing spell to the participants. The heavily flowing Indus River beneath Anchan Braqbu was another hallmark for the mountain lovers who were gathered at the peak to celebrate the International Mountains Day. In the end, souvenirs of University of Baltistan, Skardu were distributed to the guests including Country Director UNDP, Samina Baig, Little Apo Karim, and Principal APSC.
On this occasion the Worthy Vice Chancellor, announced Samina Baig School of Mountaineering at University of Baltistan and appointed Samina Baig as honorary Ambassador-at-large that she paid her solemn gratitude to the Vice Chancellor. After having a delicious lunch at the peak, all the participants of the event descended to the bottom.
Celebrating with World Celebrities
Samina Khayal Baig Everest Summiteer & Little Kareem
Advisor: Vice Chancellor University of Baltistan, Skardu
Professor Dr. Muhammad Naeem Khan
Chief Guest: Ignacio Artaza Zuriarrain, Country Director UNDP Pakistan
Chief Organizer: Dr. Zakir Hussain Zakir (Director Academics)
Focal Person Adventure Club UOBS: Mr. Imtiaz Hussain (Lecturer)
Event Committee Members:
Mr. Ajmal Hussain
Mr. Zaffar Ali
Media Team UoBS
Media Coordinator: Dr. Ghulam Raza
Focal Person: Mr. Abdul Rehman Mir
Media Technologist: Mr. Asghar Ali
Video/ Photography: Imtiaz Hussain (Student)