The student who hails from Tral, a town in South Kashmir known as hotbed of militancy, chased his dream despite all odds.
The teen, who goes to the government school in the town, said, “I went to school amid protests, shutdowns and violence. But that never stopped me.”
Umar Nisar. facebook
For that, he says learnt programming all by himself. “This will be an inspiration for youth. It will also be a platform for them to explore their talent. I have invested my own money. But I am yet short of important equipments like microphones and computers,” Nisar told IANS.
Presently, he is managing programmes on a simple desktop.
After doing a lot of research and handwork, Nisar radio programmes discus issues like water, power and education. They also talk about the daily life in Kashmir and hosts queries from school-children.
For entertainment, there are musical programmes as well. The users can listen to the programmes after downloading the android app from Google Play Store.
Screenshot of Panun Kashmir online radio started by Umar Nisar. pannunfm
For now, Nisar’s friends and some local journalists help him in generating the content for the radio.
When he grows up, he wish to be a broadcast journalist and hopes that this project will help him in becoming a successful one.