Divisional Commissioner Kashmir
felicitated the budding authors
BY: G M MIR NADIM
IT is not now that girls outshine boys. It is centuries old
tradition that girls have had lot of patience & courage than
boys to face the challenges of life.
Pertinently it is a woman who gives birth to a baby after
passing through turmoil of 9 months pregnancy. She only
contributes to the multiplication of population and prosperity
of nation. Undoubtedly man has been bestowed a status
associated with strength, aggression and dominance. While
feminine roles are usually associated with passivity, nurturing
& subordination. That means a man can perform well in hard
toil but cannot bear a child and nurture him with care &
affection as woman does.
Recording a revolution in 21 st Century in Science &
Technology and explosion in educational scenario, women
not only excel in academics but fly rockets, aero planes and
drive huge ships in the sea.
As far as academics and competitive examinations are
concerned, latest data reveals that Union Public Service
Commission on Dec 15 released the National Defense
Academy and Naval Academy result 2021. A girl student
Nisha Bharati has topped the list with Rank 1. In CBSE class
10 results, girls outshine boys by a slender margin of 0.35%
while 99.04% students passed the class 10 examination.
Again in CBSE class results, girls outshine boys by a
margin of 0.54% while over 70000 students scored above
95% mark while maintaining the previous trend.
Same is the case of Basketball player of the week and
other sports activities girls outshine boys.
If we have a look on the academic results of various
states of the country there too, you will find the same
Meanwhile as a part of Women Empowerment and
excellence in literature, on the eve of Christmas, All JK Youth
Society organized a book launch function at a Hotel in
Rajbagh. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir P.K. Pole,
Columnist G M Mir Nadim, Veteran Sikh Leader & Social
Activist S. Jagmohan Singh Raina and galaxy of authors,
intellectuals & scholars attended the function. A book titled
“Moon’s Dust” & “Rummaged Runes” written by Ayieena
Altaf, “Don’t Die Before Your Death” by Sabahat Qoyoom and
“Blues and Bliss” by Manpreet Kour were released by the
dignitaries present. As a token of love and encouragement, a
citation was also awarded to the young authors by the All JK
Youth Society office bearers, Sajid Yousuf, Irfan Attari and
Vice President, Miss Yana Mir. Social activist Aijaz Kashani
also addressed the function. Ms. Sabah Bhat, a renowned
Child Specialist in Academics of Kashmir valley also graced
the occasion by her presence.
During my interaction with one of the authors, Miss
Manpreet Kour said that she would like to be an academician
and God fearing human being. She has all belief in Supreme
Guru Allah who is Most Beneficient & Merciful. Her book
contains 58 chapters. At the outset she says “I write what
you relate and I make words last longer”.
In her acknowledgement she thanks Almighty Allah who
is a perfect Master, Source and Creator of all.
Manpreet is a budding sikh writer from Kashmir valley,
pursuing her graduation and teaching her students. She is
also a social activist.
The first chapter of Manpreet Kour’s book is Love. She
calls her favourite fellow human a master piece.
Similarly in 2 nd & 3 rd poem, the Poetess says that she is
feared to lose her bosom friend and she doesn’t want her
love to turn into a death bed confession. I think this is the
first ever book I have read, titled Love containing deep
feelings & emotions of a beloved for whom you cherish and
you miss badly.
“Loving wholeheartedly is a choicest blessing and
trusting blindly, a curse indeed”.
Here the poetess can say “Hope for the best and be
prepared for the worst”.
So, as far as the sensitive and delicate affair called
love is concerned, your investment can prove fatal as well as
a great success. Either you should have steel heart to bear
shocks of conclusion or you shouldn’t put yourself in this
Since love is a natural phenomenon as rightly said,
PYAAR KIYA NAHI JAATA HO JAATA HAI
So a person is totally BAYBUS before his feelings.
He/she can’t control his emotions, resulting in a fatal
accident or a bold fortune.
Aiyeena Altaf the other senior author is also optimistic
to touch the skies of success. But she expects support and
prayers from her seniors who are already in the line of
writing columns and books.
Aiyeena Altaf in the introduction of her book says
that the book is based on her experiences undergone in her
life. She has written lots of poems on love like Manpreet
Kour, besides romance and betrayal.
Truly a real poet expresses what he or she
experiences in life. It is also a fact that everybody can’t do it.
This is an art, capability that can transform thoughts into
words, giving it a beautiful look to read.
Earlier, she has written “Rummaged Runes” also. We
can hope that Aiyeena will gather more courage to write
more books, as this is just a beginning. Some Wiseman has
said, Well begun is half done.
Her beginning is majestic and full of emotions and her
journey of writing more is expected marvelously in view of
her cool temperament & loving attitude. Although Almighty
Allah has put in all the required capabilities in Aiyeena but
she doesn’t boast of that instead she is down to earth
without any ego or pride.
I and my friends who have gone through her first 2
books feel proud to have such a young writer in our valley
and wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
Sabahat Qoyoom, the third author is presently a student
of matriculation and going to pursue medical subjects up to
12 th standard so that her dream of becoming a doctor is
fulfilled. She is presently living in Parnewa Budgam. It is her
first book and she has a great desire to be a famous writer,
besides a Medical Practitioner.
A budding & talented Calligraphist, Humaira Thakur of
Lasjan and a student of Amar Singh College who has bagged
several medals, trophies & awards for her talent in
calligraphy also met this author in the function. She has
participated in several calligraphy exhibitions where the
calligraphy lovers appreciated her work and prayed for her
Another young author Miss Soliha, who has authored
her book “Zoon” on the life and work of famous Kashmiri
poetess & queen Habba Khatoon also spoke about her deep
interest in writing. She appreciated the work of today’s three
young and budding authors, whose books were released
during the function and bagged great applause from the