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Editorial Volume-26

Employment is The Biggest Peacekeeper Wani 

A young man from Jammu & Kashmir Nabeel Ahmed Wani is proud to don Khakhi and fight for his country.  Wani secured top rank in the Border Security Force’s Assistant Commandant (Works) examination, held by the Union Public Service Commission. He made his region, Jammu, proud by topping the All India Examination for BSF Assistant Commandant (Works). He lost his father Rafiq Ahmad Wani two years ago and had to take up a job to support his mother and sister. But despite facing hardships, his goal was clear — he wanted to serve his nation by joining the forces. A resident of Udhampur district, 70 kilometers from Jammu, Wani received a minority scholarship in his college that paved way for him to complete his engineering. He was the topper in his college.  He got admission in B.Tech in 2012 after passing senior secondary examination from NITL Higher Secondary School in Udhampur. Nabeel said he had appeared in the BSF examination in 2013, but lagged behind by some marks; however, he worked harder and bagged the all-India first rank.

Speaking to Employment News Wani said that he wanted to do something for his country and his motherland. “Taking a wrong path is easier, but it's difficult to follow a right path. But, at the end, only those people are successful who take the right path."


Due to geographic barriers, politics of identity and often contrary aspirations, there is a division within the majority community in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. He thinks that there is need for more awareness of government schemes in rural areas of valley. Wani said ‘Education is the most important thing for Kashmiri youth and everything can attained and achieved if we are educated.’

Wani emphasised that after getting proper education only we will be able to differentiate between good and bad things in life. He advised, “Quality education is a must and study to learn and not for marks.” He said ‘Education and employment can change the face of the state and country. The more we get education, the better and more jobs we will get. We can get education by holding a pen only.’Wani futher said, he felt unemployment was the biggest problem being faced by the youth of this country which can only be solved by education and creation of more jobs.

Wani is currently serving as a junior engineer in Udhampur district. He said it was his dream to join the security forces and serve the country which has now been fulfilled. Wani said, ‘I belong to a village. We had no resources but my mother and father supported me. I did my engineering from Punjab and obtained the first rank in the exams.’

 “I want to serve the country where I was born, bring laurels to the nation, and work with full dedication and honesty,” he said. "My aim behind joining the force is to serve the country and contribute to the country’s security”, said Wani.