Owais Nazir Dar — Kashmiri boy pulls off rare feat in AME CET Exam

Owais Nazir Dar is one of the few people to have qualified the Common Entrance Test for Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.


A boy from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district has achieved a rare feat by qualifying AME CET Exam, the results of which were announced recently.

Owais Nazir Dar from C.B. Nath, Argicheck village of Pulwama, after ranking 88 in the exam, joined the group of few young Kashmiri students to have qualified the Common Entrance Test for Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME CET), a national level examination.

This year, however, the test was taken online instead of offline due to the threat of Coronavirus.

It may be recalled that Internet was banned in Kashmir on August 5 last year and was restored after seven months with 2G Internet speed. As a consequence, people, especially students, are facing a lot of difficulties.

While speaking to Digpu News, Owais said that if 4G Internet had been provided, his performance would have been even better.

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He added, “People are mostly illiterate here but I didn’t look towards them. I continued to work hard and studied, paying no heed to disturbing conditions outside.”

Owais’ father, Nazir Ahmad, who is a landowner by profession, said that Owais studied in CB Nath village and despite the lack of relevant facilities, his son passed the exam. “He made the whole family and our village proud,” he said, with a smile of contentment.

Nazir Ahmad added that his son’s success could play an important role in attracting the rest of the children in the village towards schooling and education. “Owais could well become their role model as he has achieved the feat with the same facilities and limited resources prevalent in our village,” Nazir says.


Dil-Paziir (Urdu; meaning ‘heart-pleasing’) is a special edition positive news series brought to you by Digpu, sourced from conflict areas starting from Kashmir. Our local journalists have successfully shared many inspirational stories from the valley – from the invention of E-Charkha, automatic ventilator in Kashmir, stories of brotherhood through to the first-ever cricket tourney for Blind sportsmen, all the stories make us awe-struck. These are NOT FOR REPRODUCTION.

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