While students all across the country strive really hard throughout their secondary educational years to crack the national level competitive exam (NEET) with the help and guidance of experienced faculties in the stream, a girl named Mehwish Zahoor from the far-flung region Gurez, Bandipora has earned herself a seat in the medical college.
Divisional Commissioner Bandipora, Dr Owais felicitated Ms Mehwish Zahoor, a young tribal girl from Gurez , for meritorious performance in NEET 2022 by securing 652 Marks and getting an AIR – 16 (ST).
Mehwish is the only person from the tribal area Gurez, who has managed to get AIR among Toppers despite all the hardships.
Her Father Zahoor Ahmad Mapnoo says, her daughter has worked very hard to achieve this success, she wants to study Medicine and will soon Join GMC Srinagar/SKIMS Soura for her further Studies.
“In the Gurez valley where people used to abstain during the day in going out due to fear of cross border shelling, Girls like Mehwish are coming forward with the vision to develop the whole community.
After witnessing huge tourist flow in summers for the first time, the Gurez Valley in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district is yet again attracting the people from outside Jammu and Kashmir as some video clips have went viral on the social media platforms, in which the youth from the locality could be seen playing cricket over snow.
the video clips as well as the photographs of the cricket over snow in Gurez have even caught the eyes of the international cricket players.
The photographs and videos of snow cricket played on the frozen track at snow bound Gurez valley, which is cut-off since December following the snowfall and is likely to remain disconnected for a few more months, are presently viral on social media and are attracting attention of celebrities all over the world.
An Australian batting star, Marnus Labuschagne, who plays internationally for the Australian national team and domestically for Queensland also shared the video of young boys playing cricket over snow at Bagtore with a caption “how good is this”.
Fakhar-e-Alam, a famous Pakistani actor, TV host and a singer also shared the video of the cricket match played on a frozen track in Bandipora’s Bagtore sector of Gurez valley and wrote: “I wanna play cricket here with these guys….this looks so much fun..”
The video shared by Fakhar-e-Alam is actually from Bagtore in Gurez Valley, where local youth had recently organized a Cricket tournament in the snowy pitch.
However, the locals from Gurez after witnessing such a response from the people on the social media platforms, hoped that the local youngsters would get support from the BCCI and other international players.
Another video was shared by an Instagram User, showing the enthusiasm for cricket among the youth of Gurez Valley.
“Hope @BCCI @BCCIdomestic @IrfanPathan @ICC will support our younsters to perform on national and international level Gurez valley is full of talent needs little bit support from administration and Govt I assure starts will come from Gurez valley,” a local from Gurez wrote on Twitter.
Srinagar, Dec 25 (JKYouth) BDC (Block Development Chairperson) Gurez demands sanction of Gurez-Bandipora Road Tunnel.
While talking to JKYouth reporter Fameeda Begum raised many issues being faced by the people of Gurez, Tulail, and Bagtore.
Gurez is famous for its flora and fauna, people of this area usually remain dependent on their own agricultural products.
Gurez remains cut from the rest of the world for more than 6 months in the winter as heavy snowfall and glaciers don’t allow anyone to pass 86 KMs long-distance through Razdhan Pass from Gurez to Bandipora she said.
Jammu and Kashmir Administration needs to come forward and find and better solution for the miseries being faced by people of Gurez,
people here have been demanding a Road Tunnel for very long,
I request both the Center government and J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to intervene and sanction a Road Tunnel she added.
BDC over Better Electricity schedule for People surviving in Gurez
In this 21st Century, our People of Gurez are receiving only 4-5 hours of electricity through Generators,
at the same time the government has built a 330MW KishanGanga Hydroelectric Plant and
made it functional on 19 May 2018 but still, the people of Gurez are deprived of a single percent of this Hydroelectric plant she said,
Gurez must be given at least 2-3 MWs of share from this plant.
BDC Fameeda said with these 2-3 MW’s of electricity, miseries will end to some extent and
people will stop winter migrations from Gurez to others cities if Jammu and Kashmir.