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    Shopian writer bags ‘Indian Humanitarian Award 2020’

     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

    Pulwama, Jan 04 (KNO): 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—Kashmir News Observer (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—(KNO)

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