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Kahwa In Kashmir: Bilal Dar, The Srinagar Youth Praised By PM For Cleaning Wular Lake

BY Edit Platter Desk | PUBLISHED: 3 October 2017

Our special series titled ‘Kahwa In Kashmir’ by our Editor-in-chief Sanjeev Srivastava and correspondent Fayaz Bukhari celebrates and honours individuals of the state who have contributed significantly in the development of the Valley.

In the latest episode, we bring to you the story of Bilal Dar, an 18-year-old from Srinagar, who has been praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for helping to clean Wular Lake in Jammu and Kashmir, calling him a source of inspiration for “all of us”. The Srinagar Municipal Corporation has appointed Dar as its brand ambassador.

Dar’s father had died of cancer at a very young age but he connected his livelihood with cleanliness. He got connected to cleanliness campaign since the age of 12-13 years and has been working for the last five to six years. The youth clears plastic, polythene, used bottles, dry or wet waste – every piece of dirt from Asia’s biggest lake near Srinagar.

Watch his inspirational story here:

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Source - Sanjeev Srivastava, Fayaz Bukhari / Edit Platter

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