Srinagar, Nov 29: Guidance is the path to success and the mentor ship is need of hour in the state of J&K. The atmosphere prevailing here is quite tough for govt to survival, the hartals and bandhs, the killings and different ideologies have made it difficult for many to survive and spread the word of love, communal harmony , social activism and peace.
Defying all the odds, the young minded, peace loving and caring Touseef Raina has mettle all odds. At mere age of 17, he has a dream to change the society for good. The dream that not many is present times even think of. He started a volunteering Youth Organization namely Global Youth Foundation, which is currently working all across the state of J&K in which he holds several Programmes related to Sports, holding Awareness and Medical Camps, distributed relief among needy people.
His dream of providing platform to budding talent of J&K is still in progress. A degree holder in journalism from Degree College Baramulla has lived a nomadic life since then. From Uri, Karnah, Gurez to Reasi, Rajouri, Poonch, he has sown the seeds of peace, development & education with currently more than 5 thousand volunteers mostly youth, his dream of building a better society is not a far dream.
He was the first to organize a peace rally in the Baramulla seven years ago,when peace was a distant dream in North Kashmir . He has organized many such events including “Youth-Against Corruption”, Drug De-Addiction program, Painting competition, all across the state.
He is believer of peace and knows given the right opportunity , the youth of J&K has a talent to complete at international level. He advocates the concept of education for all, the education that makes us able to differentiate between good and bad, right and wrong.
Given the present situation of Women all across the world he has organized many Self-defense workshops for our women folk and has helped many to realize their dreams of competing at national level in different Sports and Athletic events. He believes that our youth merely needs an opportunity to showcase their talent , which will eventually lead to development and peace of whole J&K.
While Sharing his Experience with this Correspondent, Raina said I am running NGO which is directly based on socio- Economic, peace and development activities in the society. My aim is to prepare youth to maintain peace, communal harmony, and to organise different events like cultural, literary and sports activities for youth to improve their skills. I need more support from youth so that we will work for the betterment of the poor section of society, Raina added that my aim is to work for the orphans and widows of the society and highlight their demands. Raina has interviewed exclusively a number of dignitaries like, United Jihad Council Chief Syed Salludin and many others.
Raina has a special message for the valley youth. Which reads that “In every field of life whatsoever, try to be always protagonist, helpful to society by any possible means. Take challenges, face difficulties, raise voice, pen verity & mark atop.” Life is precious, time invaluable, competition & complexion on high.
His activism focuses on corruption, human rights, the rights of women and children, and social evils such as drug abuse, he work for equality and rights.