Rajnath Singh meets Nabeel Ahmad Wani, says his success will inspire many in J&K

Earlier, in a message to the youth of the state, Wani had said they should follow their dreams and fulfil the aim of their life by taking the right path.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 11, 2016 6:30 pm
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Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday met Nabeel Ahmad Wani, a young man from Udhampur in J&K, who topped the BSF entrance exams this year. Singh tweeted the picture of his meeting with Wani and wrote that his success story will inspire many young boys & girls in in the valley.

Wani was accompanied by Director General of BSF K K Sharma when he met the Home Minister, who also wished Wani success and bright future in life.

The Home Minister also introduced Wani to top officials, including NSA Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and others, who had come for a meeting with Singh during that time.

Wani said that he felt unemployment was the biggest problem being faced by the youth which can only be solved by education.

Wani, who is currently serving as a junior engineer in Udhampur, said it was his dream to join the defence forces and serve the country which has now been fulfilled. “The more we get education the better and more jobs we will get. We cannot get education by taking to stones but by holding a pen,” Wani said.


Earlier, in a message to the youth of the state, Wani had said they should follow their dreams and fulfil the aim of their life by taking the right path.

“I will urge you to take the right path; do something for your country and your motherland so that your country and motherland are recognised all over world. You all should follow your dreams and fulfil the aim of your life, but don’t take any wrong path for that. Taking a wrong path is easier, but it’s difficult to follow a right path. But, at the end, only those people are successful who take the right path,” Wani said.

Wani said his aim was to do something against terrorism and felt that he could fulfil him aim by being either with the army or the BSF and that was why he decided to join the paramilitary force.

“My aim behind joining the force is to do well, and qualify for the NationalInvestigation Agency (NIA) and become an important part of the NIA and to play an important role in our country’s security,” he added.

Wani said he had given the examination in 2013, but lagged behind by some marks; however, he worked hard and bagged all-India first rank. “I want to serve the country, bring laurels for the nation, and work with 100 percent dedication and honesty,” he added.

“I belong to a lower middle-class family. My father was a school teacher, who died two years back. I studied in a normal school in the district and went Punjab to study engineering to fulfil my father’s dream. Our economic condition was not such that I could go to a big college, but with the support of the government-sponsored minority scholarships that paved way for me to complete my engineering. I was a topper in my college that ensured scholarships for my studies,” he recounted.