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At 20, Farhan Majeed is Kashmir’s youngest qualified pilot

Jahangeer Ganaie

Awantipora, Jan 14: A youth from South Kashmir’s Pulwama district has become valley’s youngest pilot by getting a commercial pilot licence recently.

Farhan Majeed,20, a resident of Awantipora Pulwama after passing his 12th class from Mantaqui Higher Secondary School Awantipora joined flying academy Global Konnect Aviation Services Pvt Ltd in Uttarakhand to give wings to his dreams.

While talking with the news agency—KNO, Farhan said that he was fascinated by aeroplanes since his childhood and  it was his dream to become a pilot.

“I was clueless about this profession and would spend hours on the internet to know how to pursue this carrier,” he said. “I was always telling my parents that I want to become a pilot.”

“After passing my 12th exam, with the full support of my family I joined an academy in Uttarakhand to learn how to fly an aeroplane,” he said.

“I feel very proud to be the valley’s youngest Indian commercial licence holder,” he said.

His father Ab Majeed Bagow who is a Mathematics lecturer and his mother Fahmeeda Banoo who is also a teacher said that most people don’t want their son to go in this field but they always backed their son to pursue his dream.

“We never backed down and by becoming the youngest pilot of our valley, he has made all of us proud,” they said.

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Body of 50-yr-old man retrieved after 3 days from Jhelum

(Asian News Hub) – Three days after drowning into Kiti Koul in Kani Kadal area of Srinagar, the body of a 50-year-old man has been retrieved from river Jhelum on Monday evening.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the body of a 50-year-old man was retrieved today by River police from Jehlum in Takanwari area of Noorbagh in Srinagar.

They identified the deceased as Feroz Ahmad Raina, son of Late Abdul Aziz Raina of Zaindar Mohalla, Habba Kadal.

Meanwhile, they said that the body will be handed over to the family after completing the legal formalities.


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Elderly man injured in leopard attack in Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – An elderly man was injured after a leopard attacked him in Chanderwan Uttersoo area of Shangus of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday evening.

Reports Reaching GNS said that a leopard attacked Abdul  Rasheed Wani Son of Mohammad Ahsan Wani of Chanderwan Uttersoo village, resulting in injuries to him.

Soon after the incident he was rushed to a nearby hospital wherefrom he was shifted to GMC Anantnag for specialized treatment.

Meanwhile the local residents appealed to the Wildlife Department to capture the wild animals present in the area at an earliest in order to prevent any further attacks.


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Samaniya Bhat: Youngest radio jockey from Baramulla

(Asian News Hub) – A 22-year-old girl from Baramulla is winning hearts of people through her voice and informative programmes as she works as a radio jockey at Radio Chinar at Sopore.

RJ Samaniya Bhat a resident of main town Baramulla who has recently completed her bachelors in Journalism and Mass communication from GDC Baramulla is first female radio jockey of North Kashmir and the youngest radio jockey of Kashmir Valley.

Bhat while talking with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that since her childhood she was interested in journalism, however, by chance she grabbed the opportunity to become a radio Jockey.

“I was always fond of microphones and when I heard that north Kashmir is going to have its first radio station I went for an interview and after 4 or 5 rounds, I was among selected ones and only female,” she said.

“I feel happy to work as Radio Jockey because it is a very creative field and it helps in building your confidence and become outspoken and spontaneous,” Bhat said, adding “she remains in the studio from 12 pm to 3 pm and produces a programme Hallabhol with RJ Samaniya.”

“Our main aim is to involve our youth and entertain people besides talented persons who are being called to the studio who keep their viewpoint before people,” she said.

“Do the things you are good at and follow your dreams with hard work, she said, in her message to students, while adding that parents must allow their children to choose their field and shouldn’t force them to go in any field in which they aren’t interested.


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