International Mountain Day with UNDP

(Mountains Matter)


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. Shuja-Ul-Hassan

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)


Gallery International Mountains Day