MIR AMJAD AZIZ of a less known hamlet Hushroo in Chadura village of Kashmir’s central Budgam district has won the Aligarh Muslim University’s Literary Award for his poem Ode to Valley. The award is usually given to a university faculty. Amjad is the first Kashmiri and the second university student to receive the award, which was presented to him by GEC director Dr Arif Rizvi. A year ago, Amjad had represented the university in a national debating competition on art, culture and languages. His street play, Inquilab, based on Kashmiri poet Abdul Ahad Azad has won him accolades throughout the Valley.
ANWAR ALAM, Vice Chancellor of Sher-I-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology was awarded by the Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers at its 38th Annual Convention held at the College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Dapoli (Maharashtra) on January 16. Prof. Anwar has several awards and honours to his credit. He has been Fellow of ISAE, Fellow of Institution of Engineers and at National Academy of Agri-sciences.
Bollywood film director SS GULZAR was among the final nominees selected for this year’s Padma Bhushan award.
ASIFA ZAMANI has been nominated for Padma Shri for her contribution to education and literature, while
SYED SHAH MOHAMMAD HUSSAINI has made it for medicine.
DR SHAKIL AHMAD, Reader at civil engineering department of Aligarh Muslim University was conferred the Best Article Award by Indian Society for Wind Engineering. The award was presented to him at a conference held at Roorkee University. Dr Shakil has also been appointed organising secretary for a conference to be held in Korea.
Captain IRFAN GILBERT (Ladakh scouts) has been selected for this year’s Sena Medal for dedication to duty while Colonel
ANJUM SHAHAB has been selected for Vishist Seva Medal. Late TALIB
HUSSAIN, a former Head Constable, SHEIKH SALIMUDDINN, Commandant and
SHAFAT MOHD, D/C, GC Bhopal, all from the Central Reserve Police Force have been selected for this year’s President’s Police Medal.
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