Kangan student selected for youth dialogue conference in Malaysia

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Kangan: An engineering student from Nunar area of Kangan in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district attended Commonwealth Youth Dialogue Conference started at Kuala Lampur in Malaysia from April 2 to April 5, 2019.

Khalid Bashir Rather (20) of Muqdam Mohalla Nunar, a student of Mechanical Engineering of Government College of Engineering and Technology Jammu was selected after a tough competition among the applicants to attend the conference.

Khalid, a youth from a lower middle class family in Nunar village, was selected out of 1300 applicants from India to attend four day-long Commonwealth Youth Dialogue Conference started at Kuala Lampur Malaysia from 2nd April to 5th April 2019.

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He is the only student from Jammu and Kashmir state to attend the conference.

The conference was attended by delegates from 53 Commonwealth countries to have dialogue with the objective of Youth Summit on International peace and security & Building Community Resilience from the ground.

Nisar Ahmad, mentor and maternal uncle of Khalid and a senior PDD engineer of Nunar said on Wednesday that Commonwealth arranged the visa and air tickets of Khalid of their own after which he flew to Malaysia three days before on Sunday and attended the conference on April 2.

He said that Khalid after studying and passing 12th class examinations at New Dreamland Institution Ganderbal was selected to engineering stream through common entrance test (CET).

“He topped the list of candidates at Baba Ghulam Shah University Rajouri but choose to join Government College of Engineering and Technology Jammu for B tech in Mechanical Engineering,” he said.

Khalid has brought up in the family of educationists, besides his other family members are government employees and his grandfather is a retired headmaster.