Son of ex-militant cracks entrance exam, secures seat in Jawahar Navodaya Vidayala


Reasi, December 2: Sheer hardwork of a bright student in a remote village of Dharmari in Reasi district has yielded fruitful results with timely assistance provided by the officers of the Indian army.

The student, who happens to be a son of a surrendered militant, belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit, has managed to secure a berth for himself in a prestigious Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya.

After laying down his arms the Hizbul Mujahideen militant was nurturing a dream of seeing his son receiving best education facilities ahead of cracking IAS exam after completing his studies.

The local army authorities in the area provided guidance and other necessary teaching aid and motivation to the student.

The surrendered militant, identified as Akhtar Hussain, remained active for a period of three long years between 1999 to 2002.

He is currently earning his livelihood by running an active  cooking gas distribution  counter in a remote village of Dharmari area in Reasi district.

His son Saqib Anjum, enrolled in the preparatory classes run by the army in Dharmari area of Reasi cracked the exam before securing his seat in the Navodaya Vidyalaya.

Initially, the army authorities contacted Akhtar Hussain to enrol his son for preparatory classes and later on they motivated him to submit his application for the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya.A bright student since his childhood Saqib managed to clear the combined aptitude test. Akhtar Hussain is now nurturing another dream of grooming his son for the IAS examination.

Acknowledging the academic brilliance of the young child, senior army officers recently felicitated the father son duo and handed over a gift hamper comprising reference books, study material, school kit  which included bag, stationary items and cash incentive and wished him success in his career ahead.