Umar Nisar, a 10th class student has developed android internet radio application, first in Jammu and Kashmir.
Umar, son of a tractor driver and student of a Government School in Tral wanted to do something big in life.
He says, "I had never seen computer but only heard about it. I wanted to see the computer, so I joined a training institute in Tral for basic course. I found it interesting."
While at home Umar he would read about softwares and applications from smart android cellphone of his father. "Boys from our locality started coming to me for fixing problems of their laptops. It gave me confidence that I know something about computers."
Umer, a student of Govt High School Madoora insisted his father for purchasing a laptop, and then there was no looking back for him.
"I started watching YouTube tutorials and reading lot of stuff on computer applications and software. I was not able to zero in on a particular theme on which I can make android application for two months," he said.
Umar is a music buff, but low frequency in Tral of CBS and Radio
Kashmir would disturb him. "I worked on an idea of internet radio which is not dependent on frequency. It was not an easy job to do, it took me eight months to complete it," he said.
Finally on 18th August this year, he registered his android
application in play store and named it Panun FM International.
Umar has turned his application sort of alternative media in his locality. "A friend of mine had bagged first position in painting competition in his school; I recorded his interview and then played it on FM.
"Most of the stuff is Bollywood and Kashmiri music. The project is in infancy, I want to launch it in a big way with variety of programs," he said.
Umar is happy and contended that application was well received by android phone users. "In September alone there were 54,000 visits, 400 downloads and I updated the application thrice since its launch."