Chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ No proof of Patriotism: Athar Aamir


Jammu and Kashmir News

Anantnag, May 13:  After securing second place in the esteemed UPSC exams, Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan, has a message for his countrymen. He says that there is no need to chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ slogans in order to prove their patriotism.

He also spoke about the NIT Srinagar issue and said that the society should ensure a positive environment to the students for efficient personal development and education in colleges and universities.
Athar Aamir, 22 years old, who hails from Devipora-Mattan, says that Jammu and Kashmir has had a severely painful history whose aftershocks still haunt the population. But according to him, the major problem our state faces is that it hasn’t yet realized the potential of its natural resources.
He said that nurturing of the youth of the state is another big challenge as the youth lack proper guidance and are not given the best education and infrastructure.
On being asked, how he will deal with Handwara like situation where youth resorted to stone pelting and sloganeering, Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan suggested active engagement of youth through dialogue. According to him, engagement and dialogue are keys to deal with such situations. Government needs to understand the psycology of youth population and address them with maturity. People should be positively and actively engaged and should be stake holders in peace and development.
Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan of Devipora village in Mattan joined IIT Roorkee and completed his Engineering from IIT Himachal Pradesh in July 2014. He has cracked all professional entrance examinations in 2009-10 and became the youngest boy from valley at 22, to qualify the exam.
He had also qualified CET in Kashmir and even joined the Government Medical College Jammu but decided to pursue his ‘IIT dream’.
Ather is among the eleven from Jammu and Kashmir who were selected in the prestigious Indian Administrative Service.

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