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Shopian writer bags ‘Indian Humanitarian Award 2020’

In absence of any platform, Govt support, Kashmiri youth unable to showcase their talent, says Sahil Mudasir

Jahangeer Ganaie

Shopian, Jan 04: A budding writer from South Kashmir’s Shopian has been honoured by Indian Book of Records with Indian “Humanitarian Award 2020” and a medal of honour for his selfless commitment, compassion, honesty and inspiration through his writings towards humanity.

Sahil Mudasir, (26), a resident of Melhoora village of Shopian district has so far published his two books and is writing his third book besides having co-authored over a dozen books.

Sahil after pursuing post-graduation in English Literature at University of Kashmir has qualified NET (National Eligibility Test) twice and is presently work as an English subject teacher at GEMS Public School Anantnag.

While talking to news agency—KNO Sahil said that he was passionate about writing since childhood and in 2014 he started writing articles and poems for different journals and newspapers and later he decided to write his own book.

‘In 2019, my first book namely—The Secrets of an Occupied Heart—a multi-dimensional book in which my focus was how people have been living in conflict zone, Kashmir, what problems they face, how their dreams get shattered besides other things that get no acknowledgement,” he said, adding, that “in year 2020, my 2nd book namely “The Shadows” got published.

“The shadow” is also a treasure house of muses talking about various issues of daily life of people. However, the other topics which Sahil has touched include social issues, feminism, begging, Nature, Power of Love’. “At present I am writing my third book which will be published soon,” he said.

Sahil said that receiving an award is always a recognition of one’s work and he feels very much honoured to receive such a prestigious award. “I dedicate this award to my late father and late uncle who have inspired me besides that I am indebted to my mother who burnt her blood to take me to this stage and I am thankful to all my teachers and well-wishers,” he told KNO.

He said that life is so short and “We should not cut it too short.” “We are all blessed with life, better is to make it life. The aim of my life is to give something to the society. It provides us everything. It is therefore our duty to work for the society and make it a wonderful place for all and at the same prove yourself as a useful asset to the society,” he said.

The young writer said people like him are lonely and nobody listens to them. “So there is a need to come forward and make your recognition public and be an inspiration for other fellow beings,” he said. “People are more talented here than youth outside valley but there is need to explore the Talent and utilize it in a positive way.” Sahil said that there is a need to transform the society “ourselves and don’t wait for others.”

However, the lack of platform and government support is discouraging budding writers, poets, artists and others and government must take note of it, he said.

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Fortis hospital sets Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar

Appoints Dr Mir Sammiullah as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram

(Asian News Hub) – Keeping in view the rising incidence of liver diseases in Kashmir, Fortis Hospital has established a Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar.

The Centre will cater all types of liver diseases and liver transplant services.

Dr Mir Sammiullah has been appointed as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram.

The OPD services will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.


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COVID-19: As cases resurge, SMHS closes OPD again

Designates 12 wards including paid rooms as COVID designated wards

(Asian News Hub) – In wake of the rise in the COVID-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir, authorities at Srinagar Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital has decided to stop the Out-Patient Department (OPD) and said that only surgeries of emergency nature, malignancies and other referral cases shall be entertained.

Principal Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar chaired a meeting yesterday  regarding the preparedness of SMHS hospital Srinagar to deal with the COVID-19.

The meeting was attended by Dr. Masood Tanvir Professor and HOD medicine, Dr. Rouf Ahmad Professor and head ENT, Dr. Tariq Qureshi Professor and Head Ophthalmology, Dr. Ruksana Najeeb Professor and Head anesthesiology, Dr. Iffat Hassan Shah Professor and Head Dermatology, Dr. Sajjad Ahmad Dar professor and Head Radiology, Dr. Mufti Mehmood Professor and Head Surgery, Dr. Sonaullah Kuchay Professor and head Radiation Oncology, Dr. Naveed Nazir Shah Professor and Head Chest Disease and Dr. Nazir H Chowdhary Medical Superintendent SMHS hospital.

In the meeting, it was decided that Ward number 02, 03, 3A, 04, 18, 19, 20, isolation/drug De-Addiction Centre, paid rooms, MICU, SICU, w-17 and disaster management ward shall be designated as COVID-19 wards.

“Ward number 01 shall function exclusively for ENT department, besides, ENT department shall carry out surgeries on their designated Operation Theatre. Ward number 08 comprising 36 beds shall be operated by Medicine (30 beds) as non-COVID ward and Dermatology (06 beds) jointly as rush increases,” the order issued in this regard reads.

In the meeting, it has been further decided to stop the operation of OPDs, adding that only surgeries of emergency nature, malignancies and other referral cases shall be entertained. Furthermore, the patient load vis-à-vis duty roaster of doctors and paramecia staff should be regulated and rationalized, the meeting said.

Meanwhile, Dr. Nazir Chowdhary said that 203 beds have been designated for COVID beds at the hospital. He said that the rush of patients has been increasing with each passing day, saying that nearly 30 patients are being admitted at the hospital on a regular basis.

He added that adequate supply of oxygen and other related things are available at the hospital at present.


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Kashmir Law College students stage protest, demand punishment to ‘erring students’

Allege rented goons of 3rd semester students vandalized college property, beat students, threaten staff

(Asian News Hub) – Students from Kashmir Law College Friday hit streets to protest alleged ragging of juniors by 3rd semester students, stating that the later brought “goons” who vandalized college property and beat students.

Protesting students alleged that erring 3rd semester students besides harassing their juniors also brought some rented goons who vandalized college furniture, beat students to pulp and threatened the staff.

The students including girls assembled at Press Enclave to lodge their protest against the bullying of junior students at Kashmir Law College Nowshera.

The slogan shouting students carrying pictures of alleged rented goons holding ‘knuckle-punches’ in their hands demanded stringent action against erring students, who they alleged broke all records of ‘rowdiness’.

Zakariya Ashraf, an 8th semester student said some 1st year law students brought the issue of alleged bullying by 3rd semester students a few days back which became the cause of disagreement between the two sides.

He said the 3rd semester students who were exposed after the recent episode of hooliganism at Kashmir Law College are now trying to put blame on 8th semester students for the mess.

“Some 1st semester students came to us and informed us that they are being bullied by their seniors, we assured them that ragging will not be allowed in this college and we took the issue up with erring students, who instead of feeling sorry, started beating us,” Zakariya told reporters.

He also said that the parents of erring students also joined them in beating students while rented goons played their part by vandalizing college property, abusing students and staff and threatening the college head.

He said the entire college administration and other students stand by their side to come to the rescue of some juniors who were being bullied by erring 3rd semester students.

“Had we done anything wrong, college administration, faculty and students would not have supported us. We want the students who uploaded fake video on social media to gain public sympathies and those who were hired by them to create ruckus in the college be brought into book,” he added.


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