Pulwama: SRB Style Statement in association with A-Mart & Kathi Junction Pulwama organised the South Kashmir Leadership Summit 2018 today at Government Degree College (Boys) Pulwama.

Chairman Rahim Greens, Abdul Hamid Bhat was the chief guest of the event who shared his ideas and experiences on the occasion.

A view of audience at South Kashmir Leadership Summit 2018
A view of audience at South Kashmir Leadership Summit 2018 (Shoaib Shabir / The Kashmir Pulse)

Principal, Government Degree College (Boys) Pulwama, Dr. Bashir Ahmad Mir, Medical Superintendent District Hospital Pulwama, Dr Abdul Rashid Parra and Head Operations for The Tribune, Sheikh Abdul Wahid also showed up at the event.

Shahid Rashid Bhat speaking at South Kashmir Leadership Summit 2018
Shahid Rashid Bhat speaking at South Kashmir Leadership Summit 2018 (Shoaib Shabir / The Kashmir Pulse)

Speaking with The Kashmir Pulse, organizer Shahid Rashid Bhat said that the event was an effort to give recognition to those people of south Kashmir who have been instrumental in their respective fields and have been contributing positively towards the society.

“Actually, the idea behind organizing this event is to identify and felicitate our unsung heroes whose success stories have the potential to inspire more and more people to excel in the fields of their choice,” said Bhat Musaddiq Reyaz, one of the co-organizers.

Syed Mohsin Andrabi speaking at South Kashmir Leadership Summit 2018
Syed Mohsin Andrabi speaking at South Kashmir Leadership Summit 2018 (Shoaib Shabir / The Kashmir Pulse)

“The event was aimed not only to felicitate the achievers of south Kashmir but also to encourage and inspire other people who feel reluctant in chasing their dreams,” Syed Abdul Mohsin Andrabi, another co-organizer of the event said.

The event, first of its kind in Pulwama, generated a lot of excitement among the audience which was mostly comprised of youth.

People who have excelled in various fields including Social Activism, Education, Literature, Research, Medicine, Art, Sports, Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation and Journalism were awarded.

Those who were awarded in Social Activism include Abdul Majeed Gamgeen, Mohammad Yaseen Shah, Bashir Ahmad Gulzarpuri and Mudasir Hassan.

Chairman Rahim Greens, Abdul Hamid Bhat presenting awards at South Kashmir Leadership Summit 2018
Chairman Rahim Greens, Abdul Hamid Bhat presenting awards at South Kashmir Leadership Summit 2018 (Shoaib Shabir / The Kashmir Pulse)

In Education category, Syed Baeeda Shakir, Aneeka Shabir, Shaheera, Syed Ghulam Jeelani and Zahid Ahmad Chat were presented with awards.

Shabir Hassan, scientist and research scholar in Harvard University, Cambridge, was awarded for his research work while artists Rayees Mohiuddin, Raja Aadam and Muneeb Rasool Mir were felicitated in Art category.

Cricketer Parvez Rasool along with Umer Nazir, Iqra Shah, Kamil Nisar and Shabir Nengroo figured in Sports category awards.

In Literature, Nighat Sahiba, Badee Uz Zaman, Jan Muhammad (Youngest All India Radio Compere, Assistant Professor – English) and Tabish Bhat were felicitated. Also, Irfan Zagar, Umer Nisar, Muazam Khurshid and Sheikh Khurshid Ul Islam, owner of Kathi Junction Pulwama were awarded in Entrepreneurship category.

Chairman Rahim Greens, Abdul Hamid Bhat presenting awards at South Kashmir Leadership Summit 2018
Chairman Rahim Greens, Abdul Hamid Bhat presenting awards at South Kashmir Leadership Summit 2018 (Shoaib Shabir / The Kashmir Pulse)

Those who were felicitated in Social Innovation category include Mashek (NGO), Zeyan Shafiq, LADISHA (App) and Ehsan Kudoosi.

Issac Hassan, Shah Irshad Ul Qadri, Younis Khaliq and Dr Arshad Hussain Wani were also given awards as an appreciation for their work.

Special felicitations were presented to Chairman Rahim Greens, Abdul Hamid Bhat, Medical Superintendent District Hospital Pulwama, Dr Abdul Rashid Parra and Principal, Government Degree Colege (Boys) Pulwama, Dr. Bashir Ahmad Mir.

Principal, Government Degree Colege (Boys) Pulwama, Dr. Bashir Ahmad Mir speaking at South Kashmir Leadership Summit 2018
Principal, Government Degree Colege (Boys) Pulwama, Dr. Bashir Ahmad Mir speaking at South Kashmir Leadership Summit 2018 (Shoaib Shabir / The Kashmir Pulse)

“Government Degree Collge Pulwama is always happy to collaborate in such events which are youth oriented and such programs should be organized on large scale. We have no dearth of youth who are ready to give their best in any field and these type of events groom them and support them morally,” Principal, Government Degree Colege (Boys) Pulwama, Dr. Bashir Ahmad Mir said.

“There is no scarcity of people who are ready to sacrifice any dearest thing for the social cause and are beacons of light for subsequent generation but their inspiring efforts and contibutions need to be recognised in a deserving manner,” Chairman Rahim Greens, Abdul Hamid Bhat said.

Medical Superintendent District Hospital Pulwama, Dr Abdul Rashid Parra speaking at South Kashmir Leadership Summit 2018
Medical Superintendent District Hospital Pulwama, Dr Abdul Rashid Parra speaking at South Kashmir Leadership Summit 2018 (Shoaib Shabir / The Kashmir Pulse)

Medical Superintendent District Hospital Pulwama, Dr Abdul Rashid Parra congratulated the organizers for conducting the event. He also spoke about the new facilities that have been introduced in District Hospital Pulwama during his tenure.

Music band performing at South Kashmir Leadership Summit 2018
Music band performing at South Kashmir Leadership Summit 2018 (Shoaib Shabir / The Kashmir Pulse)

A music band, composed of two boys, enthralled the audience during the event with their melodious Kashmiri songs.

While extending his thanks to the sponsors, Shahid Rashid said, “This recognition would certainly encourage and inspire people in strengthening their resolve to become as an ideal and promote legacy of human self-realisation and social responsibility. We are thankful to all our sponsors including A-Mart Pulwama, Kathi Junction Pulwama, Cosa Nostra Cafe Shopian and Print Partners, Art City Advertisers & Color Curve Advertisers”.

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