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Youth Development Activity under PEACE Dir Upper

Youth Development Activity under PEACE:
 Osorai Dara is one of the far flung and marginalized valleys in UC Dislor of Dir Upper where basic need are scarce and people are lacking livelihood opportunities. Most of the people are working abroad. The development agencies and project very rare come such remote areas and execute development programs. According to elders of the area, they hadn’t been given opportunities neither by the government nor by the development agencies and donors to take active role in development of the area. This is the first effort from any development organization to give a ray of hope to these marginalized people and the people feel proud to be associated with SRSP in the form of community institutes.

The youth activity was requested by the teachers of government high school Osorai (Dislor). This was a positive sign from the government employees especially teachers that have a keen interest in the development of the area and portraying a positive image of the Dir. The teachers proposed different activities where youth can actively participate like badminton, tug of war and poetry (Mehfil e Mushaera). The plan was devised and the organizing committee was asked to invite teams and individuals to participate in the event organized by SRSP. The event started in the GHS Osorai and players from the surrounding villages and neighboring union councils participated with great zeal and zest. Even elders above 60 years of age were coming to enjoy the neck to neck competitions of badminton.

On the final day of the event, the school ground was full of spectators enjoying the final match of badminton, tug of war and poetry (Mushaera). The final matches of badminton (singles and doubles) were full of thrill and the gathering applauded the players on their beautiful smashes. At the end of the badminton match the tug of war started where the two teams of two different villages participated. This event was even more thrilling both for the players as well as for the viewers. Even the elders of the village participated that made the event more joyous and entertaining. The closing ceremony lasted till late evening.

The event was closed on poetry (Mushaera) where the poets poetized the heroic life of their elders and bravery of their soldiers. Besides a large number of public, the event was participated by the UC Nazim Jamshed, four village councilors and principal of the said school. The UC Nazim after distributing trophies and shields among the distinguished performers addressed that for the first time I feel happy and proud after being elected as UC Nazim. He said, “We are grateful to SRSP not only for this event but for organizing the people and streamlining them. We have been given voices by the SRSP and that is why we have been benefited with a number of infrastructure schemes both for men and women communities. The principal of the said school while expressing his views said, “It is a positive and encouraging sign to have development organizations joining hands with education department for the betterment of the people. In fact SRSP is doing a wonderful job to strengthen the education system through training PTA”. At the end high tea was offered to the guests and players participated in the event.

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