12th class Anantnag student publishes her debut poetry book on social issues
Aim is to write on hidden things, get recognition at international level: Batool Bilal
Srinagar, Mar 01:
A very young writer from south Kashmir has published her debut poetry book in which she had pen down different social issues.
Batool Bilal, 16, a 12th class science student at Government Model Higher Secondary School Anantnag wants to crack NEET to fulfill the dream of her mother who has been toiling hard to educate her children.
Batool Bilal while talking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that she was inclined towards writing since her childhood and she was in class 9th at Army Goodwill School Khanbal when she wrote her first poem.
She gives credit for nourishing her talent to her teachers Anisa Sheikh and Sahil Mudasir, who rectify her mistakes at every level.
Batool said besides the support of her teachers and parents one of the most important people she had in her journey is her maternal aunt who by profession is working as a principal in Scholar’s Scientific Institute Mominabad .
“She is the one who always encouraged me for what I am. In my ups and downs she was always there for me. Even though I failed many times, her faith in me led to this first step of my success,” Batool said.
“There are many things happening in Kashmir but hardly anybody writes anything on such things which compelled me to write a solo book titled ‘UNFOLDING THE GUSTY MIND’ in which I have touched different social issues like female foeticide, stress suicides, drug abuse and many other issues,” she said.
Batool said students shouldn’t hide their talent because of the burden of getting marks but they should remember that academic education and talent are poles apart and shouldn’t hide their talent to get more marks.
“I want to be unique but want to do something for Kashmir so that I will get recognition on the international stage,” she said, adding that becoming a doctor is the dream of her mother who has sacrificed everything for her education.
“I want to first fulfill the dream of my mother. After that I want to follow my passion of writing and write on such things which have been buried and kept hidden in our society,” she said.