Meet Nadiya Mir from District Budgam. She is a social activist, engineering student, and teacher too. She is the founder of the “Not Afraid” organization which is based and working on child sexual abuse.
Speaking to News Xilla (NX), she said: I go school to school for the awareness campaigns not only in Budgam but as well as other districts. I raise awareness by distributing booklets there too. And I got a really great response from the school and as well as the children. In March, I got the training of self-defense from Chandigarh and then I came back to Kashmir again for my awareness programs and as well as teaching the techniques too.
I stand for this. I strongly stand against the abusing of children. At early, I was doing events and all but after seeing so many things around my neighborhood and my district, I quit and started doing something different. And I strongly believe that “To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation—is that good for the world?” “One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.” “Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul.”
How did your journey start?
I start my journey last year in a pandemic and at that time I was working for a production house for 4 months approximately.
They were doing events and all campaigns. But I was capable to do more things by myself because a person knows his/her abilities and worth too.
Then suddenly one day I heard the news about a girl child that she was raped by someone in Kashmir she was only 3 years old.
That was my turning point to start my journey. I came up with a thought that let’s Be Not Afraid now (ab Nahi toh kbhi nhi). Let me be the voice of the people and let me stand for this.
Who supported you the most in this journey?
My family Especially my Father he is my role model he is very understanding and supportive…He always inspires me with so many things. And one who supports me throughout my journey is my co-founder.
How do you manage your time, passion, educations, and teaching career?
It is not an easy job to manage such things at a time. But when you really want to do something for the society beyond ur studies when you really are passionate about something, when you work honestly time gets easily managed.
Any message that you want to give the youngsters?
My only message for the Youngsters i.e ” you can only do something for anyone when you raise your voice against that thing.”You can only save the child when you raise your voice against child abuse, please don’t close your eyes when you are watching something bad, and yes save the child save the future. (Story by newsxilla.com)