Girls are not surpassing boys now. It is a centuries-old tradition that girls have had a lot of patience and courage than boys to face the challenges of life. Relevantly, it is a woman who gives birth to a baby after having gone through the turmoil of 9 months of pregnancy. It only contributes to the multiplication of the population and the prosperity of the nation. There is no doubt that the man has been given a status associated with strength, aggression and dominance, while female roles are usually associated with passivity, education and subordination. This means that a man can perform well in hard work but cannot bear and nurture a child with care and affection like a woman does.
Record a revolution in 21st Century in science and technology and the explosion of the educational scenario, women not only excel in studies, but pilot rockets, airplanes and drive huge ships at sea. As for academics and competitions, the latest data reveals that the Union Civil Service Commission published on December 15 the results of the National Defense Academy and the Naval Academy 2021. A student Nisha Bharati tops the list with rank 1. In the Class 10 CBSE results, girls outperform boys by a slim 0.35% margin while 99.04% of students passed class 10 exams.
Again in the CBSE class results, girls outperform boys by a 0.54% margin while over 70,000 students scored above 95% while maintaining the previous trend. This is also the case of the basketball player of the week and other sports activities the girls eclipse the boys. If we take a look at the academic results of various states across the country there, too, you will find the same scenario.
Meanwhile, as part of women’s empowerment and literature excellence, on Christmas Eve, All JK Youth Society hosted a book launch at a hotel in Rajbagh. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir PK Pole, GM columnist Mir Nadim, veteran Sikh leader and social activist S. Jagmohan Singh Raina and a host of authors, intellectuals and academics attended the function. A book titled “Moon’s Dust” & “Rummaged Runes” written by Ayieena Altaf, “Don’t Die Before Your Death” by Sabahat Qoyoom and “Blues and Bliss” by Manpreet Kour were published by the dignitaries in attendance. As a sign of love and encouragement, a citation was also awarded to the young authors by the board members of the All JK Youth Society, Sajid Yousuf, Irfan Attari and the vice-president, Miss Yana Mir. Social activist Aijaz Kashani also spoke. Ms. Sabah Bhat, a renowned childhood specialist at universities in the Kashmir Valley, also graced the occasion with her presence.
During my interaction with one of the authors, Miss Manpreet Kour said that she would like to be an academician and a God-fearing human being. She has all belief in the supreme guru Allah who is the most beneficent and merciful. His book contains 58 chapters. At the start, she says “I write what you say and I make the words last longer”. In her gratitude, she thanks Allah Almighty who is a perfect Master, Source and Creator of all. Manpreet is an aspiring Sikh writer from the Kashmir Valley, continuing his education and teaching his students. She is also a social activist.
The first chapter of Manpreet Kour’s book is Love. She calls her favorite human companion a masterpiece. Likewise in 2sd& 3e poem, the poet says she is afraid of losing her close friend and does not want her love to turn into confession on her deathbed. I think this is the very first book I have read titled Love containing the deep feelings and emotions of a loved one for whom you cherish and who you miss dearly. “To love with all your heart is a blessing of choice and to trust blindly is a curse indeed.” Here, the poet can say “Hope for the best and prepare for the worst”. So, when it comes to the sensitive and delicate matter of love, your investment can prove to be just as fatal as it is a great success. Either you should have a heart of steel to take the blows of the conclusion, or you shouldn’t get into this business. Since love is a natural phenomenon as it has been rightly said, “pyaar kiya nahi jaata ho jaata hai” Thus, a person is totally “Baybus” before his feelings. He / she cannot control his / her emotions resulting in fatal accident or daring fortune.
Aiyeena Altaf, the other lead author, is also optimistic about reaching the skies for success. But she expects support and prayers from her elders who are already writing columns and books. Aiyeena Altaf in the introduction to her book says that the book is based on her experiences in her life. She wrote a lot of love poems like Manpreet Kour, in addition to romance and betrayal.
Truly a real poet expresses what he or she experiences in life. It is also a fact that not everyone can do it. It’s an art, an ability that can turn thoughts into words, which makes it look great to read. Earlier, she also wrote “Rummaged Runes”. We can hope that Aiyeena will muster more courage to write more books, because this is just the start. A wise man once said: “A good start is half done. Her debut is majestic and emotional and her writing journey is wonderfully anticipated given her cool temper and loving demeanor. Although Allah Almighty has put all the required abilities into Aiyeena, but she does not brag about it, instead, she is down to earth with no ego or pride. My friends and I who read his first 2 books are proud to have such a young writer in our valley and wish him the best in his future endeavors.
Sabahat Qoyoom, the third author is currently undergraduate student and will pursue medical subjects until 12e standard to make his dream of becoming a doctor come true. She currently lives in Parnewa Budgam. This is her first book and she has a great desire to be a famous writer besides being a doctor.
An aspiring and talented calligrapher, Humaira Thakur de Lasjan and a student of Amar Singh College who won several medals, trophies and awards for her talent in calligraphy also met this author in the function. She participated in several calligraphy exhibitions where calligraphy enthusiasts appreciated her work and prayed for her great success.
Another young author Miss Soliha, who is the author of her book “Zoon” on the life and work of famous Kashmiri poet and queen Habba Khatoon, also spoke of her deep interest in writing. She appreciated the work of the three young aspiring authors of today, whose books were published during the function and received applause from the public.
(The author is a columnist)