2 Ganderbal students make best out of waste
Post by Umar Raina on Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Ganderbal, Nov 22: Two students from central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district are making the best out of waste. They believe one should explore creativity to the fullest.
Mudasir Javaid and Mohsin Lateef, both aged 17 years, study in the 11th class at Government Boys Higher Secondary School, Ganderbal.
Hailing from the Ghate Salora area of Ganderbal, the young boys while talking to Rising Kashmir said they were inclined toward innovation since childhood. They have made various things out of the trash the most popular among which is a mini house and a lorry.
“Things can be innovated using trash,” they said. “We have been doing it since 7th class.”
“We were always good in studies but when we realised that we have skills and creative ability, we started working on things. After facing many hurdles, it took us almost a year to make this lorry and minibus,” they said, adding, “The items are made of cardboard, wood, plywood and fiber.”
The students said that people used to scold them saying "you are playing with our careers". They used to say that only books can make a career, not machines and devices, they said.
“We belong to poor families and had no money for even necessary equipment but our fathers supported us,” they said.
Mudasir’s father, Javaid Ahmad Dar, said, “With changing times, the youth of Kashmir are taking to new innovations. They are changing the teaching and learning processes in a completely new way. They are picking machines over books and ideas over words.”
“We want our children to get a good platform so that they can go ahead in life,” Dar said, adding, “If the government and policymakers in Kashmir are serious about developing a dynamic innovation system, then the only and best way to do this is to support such children and encourage them.”
Both Mudasir and Mohsin have appealed to Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Shayambir to provide a platform for them so that they can take their talent forward.