Meet the other Wani of J&K – exam topper, serving the BSF

Nabeel Ahmad Wani, a young man from Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir, has topped the BSF assistant commandant examination recently.

Last Updated: Sep 12, 2016, 10:18 AM IST
Meet the other Wani of J&K – exam topper, serving the BSF

New Delhi: Kashmir has been on the boil ever since Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani was gunned down by the security forces but there's another side to the story – another Wani.

Meet Nabeel Ahmad Wani, a young man from Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir, who topped the BSF assistant commandant examination recently.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh met 26-year-old Nabeel Wani yesterday and said that his success story will inspire many in the state.

Wani was accompanied by Director General of Border Security Force KK Sharma when he met the Home Minister, who also wished Wani success and bright future in life.

The Home Minister also introduced Wani to top officials, including National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and others, who had come for a meeting with Singh during that time.

Wani said that he felt unemployment was the biggest problem being faced by the youth which can only be solved by education.

Wani, who is currently serving as a junior engineer in Udhampur, said it was his dream to join the defence forces and serve the country which has now been fulfilled.

"The more we get education the better and more jobs we will get. We cannot get education by taking to stones but by holding a pen," Wani said.

The TOI quoted Wani's mother Hanifa Begum as saying: "I am very happy. My son's dream has been fulfilled. I know he will work with honesty and dedication and will bring laurels to the country."

"Every boy and girl (in the Valley) should follow their dreams and they will achieve them one day. They should work hard and make India proud," she said.