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Inspired by poet Rasool Mir, Shopian youth publishes his maiden poetry collection

Worked as labour for 3 months to publish my book: Aabid Gulzar

Jahangeer Ganaie

Shopian, Jan 27: A 19-year-old youth from South Kashmir’s Shopian district inspired by the famous Kashmiri poet, Rasool Mir has published his maiden poetry collection.

Aabid Ahmad Wagay (pen name Aabid Gulzar), a resident of Woyen village in Imamsahib belt of Shopian district is currently working on his 2nd poetry collection.

While talking to the news agency—KNO, Aabid Gulzar said that while listening to the poetry of Rasool Mir on radio, he got inclined towards poetry and started writing when he was a student of class 11th.

“After passing class 10, my desire was to opt for science stream, however, financial crunch didn’t allow me to do so and I took arts subject. Currently, I am in a 3rd semester at GDC Shopian,” he said, adding that, after taking arts subject, he realized that he must do something so that he must be heard by people.

“During 2016 agitation, I got time to write more and more poems and in the year 2019, my first book was ready. However, due to the financial crunch, I wasn’t able to publish my book,” he said. “In the year 2020, I worked as a labour in local orchards for about 3-4 months and used the money to publish my first book.”

“We don’t have any land and we don’t have our own house and are residing in the house of others for decades but I don’t let my poverty come in the way of achieving my dreams,” he said.

Gulzar said his book “In Search of Lost”, is a collection of 41 poems and is based on love.

“The main message in the book is that we must teach everyone to love every creation of Allah. We should continue our love even if somebody hates us,” he said, adding that, there are hundreds of talented youth in our society who are unable to work on their dreams, however, the need of the hour is that society must help, support and encourage them.

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Labourer hit by stone while loading tipper at Zewan, dies

Driver killed in Ramban

(Asian News Hub) – A labourer died on Friday evening after he was hit by a stone while loading a tipper in Zewan area of Pampore.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a labourer identified as Parvaiz Ahmad Wani, son of Bashir Ahmad Wani of Aripora Zewan was hit by a stone when he was loading a tipper at Stone Quarry Shal Guph Aripora area in Zewan, leaving him seriously wounded.

The injured labourer was immediately taken to Sub District Hospital (SDH) Pampore wherefrom he was shifted to SMHS hospital for specialized treatment, they said.

However, they added that the injured laboured succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital.

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As schools partially re-open, students demand March session examination

Huzaiful Reyaz

(Asian News Hub) – As the educational institutions, including schools have partially re-opened for vaccinated students of higher classes, the students are urging authorities to conduct exams in March so that they can comfortably complete their syllabus.

Taking to Asian News Hub, students said that they are not prepared for exams which are likely to be held in last week of October, giving the reason that their studies had got affected by lockdown and that they haven’t completed the syllabus.

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A group of class 12 students told Asian News Hub that their syllabus is incomplete and it will take them at least 3-4 months to complete remaining part of their syllabus and to prepare for their board examination.

“While exams are knocking the door, we haven’t even completed half of the syllabus yet. Online classes didn’t clear the concept, they were of no use. Now as schools have reopened, goverment should allow us to attend physical classes for these months, and should held exams in March, so that our study goes unaffected,” said Falak, a student from Srinagar.

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Another student saying same said that it will take them atleast three months to complete the syllabus and goverment notification where they said they are holding exams in October has put them in depression.

“We haven’t been to school this year. The online classes are of no use compared to physical classes. Most part of our syllabus is incomplete, we aren’t prepared, we need time for preparation,” another student said.

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While we tried to contact the officials in Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education, however we failed.

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Kulgam girl’s innovate lid opener for chemical bottles bags national award

(Asian News Hub) – A 19-year-old girl from South Kashmir’s Kulgam district has earned a rare honour by winning national ‘Inspire-Manak’ award for inventing the lid opener for chemical bottles.

Mehvish Riyaz (19) a resident of Akhran village of Kulgam in South Kashmir, has received an award for innovation at the National Science Exhibition held recently.

A student of the local government school, Mehvish’s success has brought cheers to her school teachers while making her parents proud.

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Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Dr Jitendra Singh conferred award to Mehvish in the award function of 8th NLEPC-2021 for INSPIRE-MANAK.

Mehvish and her father Riyaz Ahmad while speaking with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) gave all credit to the school teachers for her success.

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“My daughter and two other children were studying in a private school. I shifted them to the government school because of its reputation,” Riyaz said.

“When you get ideas you do not know whether it is a hobby or an interest. I call it an interest because I like what I do. Since childhood, I was much aligned to all this stuff,” said Mehvish, adding that it was all possible because of her teachers and parents.

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Mahvish’s model on bottle opener for chemicals won her the ‘Inspire-Manak’ National award.

Mahvish’s invented lid opener for chemical bottles is useful and can solve problems of dealing with chemicals in a laboratory or in industry.

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Her model was presented to and judged by various scientific innovation organizations at the exhibition.

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