Noor Ul Hasan Andrabi
Srinagar: World witnessed a new name in the field of social activism and philanthropy throughout india a young, dynamic, enthusiastic social activist cum influencer Mr Amir Rashid Wani who is the Chairman of government recognised and approved organization called Mooj kasheer welfare Trust”.Amir formed this organisation with a handful of people in Chandigarh when kashmiri students studying outside Jammu and kashmir were in distress after the Abrogation of Article 370 as the students couldn’t get in touch with their families For months.
His Journey started when a class 11th Kashmiri boy, from Goigam Magam Baramullah decided to accompany his father for his monthly visit to meet a less fortunate family living in the outskirts of his town.He was the typical carefree teenager, living in the moment, enjoying life, till he met this family of 8, living in a small broken-down tin roofed hut. An old father who could hardly see or fend for himself, 6 daughters to be married off. Wife who could barely provide the days meal. Amir’s father would visit this family and help them with whatever he could. This experience impacted the young lads mind and spirit strongly.
He realised how fortunate he was and how, like most of us, he also took his benefits for granted. Seeing the desperate condition of that family, the pain and degradation they were facing, young awakened Amir took a call to reach out to the less fortunate and do what he could. At 17, Amir Rashid Wani experienced his ‘turning point’. Moment. He knew, he had found his path ahead. No one fathomed then, that he would become a role model for thousands of people in the Kashmir Valley, as the youth of a Nation are the trustees of posterity. The only way that we can live is if we grow. The only way we can grow is, if we change. The only way we can change is, if we learn. The only way we can learn is, if we are exposed. And the only way that we are exposed is, if we throw ourselves into the open. And that is what Amir did.
Amir Rashid Wani, has done a tremendous job during COVID-19 pandemic and helped district administration Srinagar and reached to those whose livelihood got hit by lockdown. Various projects were initiated to create covid awareness and distribution of masks. There is no count of the helpless families he supported during the pandemic. Silently he and his army of 100 dedicated social volunteers and friends have been working to bring about a change in society.
He and his organization-Mooj Kasheer Welfare Trust, want to educate the poor and orphans. At present, they are supporting plenty of village schools by arranging books, stationery and school fees. Funds are being arranged through donations for medical care, chemotherapy and other services, free of cost. Amir is tireless striving to arrange ambulances and struggling to see that the wounded reach the hospital on time.