Eight-year-old Tajamul Islam scripted history in November at the World Kickboxing Championship in Italy, where she made India proud by bagging the gold medal in the sub-junior category.
Hailing from Bandipora district, she aspires to bag a gold medal in the Olympics and wants to be a doctor in the Indian Army.
Dr. Abdul Rouf Banday
A Kashmiri born US-based scientist made a path-breaking discovery linking genetic make-up of a person to cancer risk—the findings that could herald a ‘new era for cancer prevention and treatment’.
Dr Rouf Banday and his team at the US National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health uncovered an inheritable genetic factor responsible for cancer risk. In this paper, the researchers have discovered for the first time an important genetic factor responsible for genomic mutations (alterations) in tumors of bladder and breast cancers.
Abhay Rustum Sopori is a Kashmiri Indian instrumentalist, composer & conductor of musical performances. He is a player of santoor, an ancient stringed musical instrument native to Kashmir
Sonam Wangchuk (born on September 1, 1966 at UleyTokpo, near Alchi, in the Trans Himalayan region of Ladakh, India) is an engineer, innovator, and an education reformist. He is the Founding Director of the Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL) which was founded in 1988 by a group of students who had been in his own words, the ‘victims’ of an alien education system foisted on Ladakh. SECMOL strives to rebuild the lost pride and self-confidence of the students of Ladakh through its educational reforms programme. He is also known for designing the SECMOL campus that runs completely on solar energy and uses no fossil fuels for cooking, lighting or heating, even in Ladakhi winters when temperatures fall to minus 25C degrees.
Insha Manzoor, a final year student of Bachelor of Visual Arts at Kala Kendra College, hailing from Mattan, Anantnag district, has become the first woman in Asia, to be offered admission by the prestigious Royal Fine College London. They have offered her admission not just one time but two times in consecutive years.
Ranveer Singh Jamwal
Lt Colonel Ranveer Jamwal from Jammu & Kashmir on Thursday scaled Mount Everest and became the first officer from the state to achieve the feat for a third time.
He had first reached the summit of the world’s highest peak at 8,848 metres on May 25, 2012 and the second time on May 19, 2013.
Dr. Shah Faesal