A 28-year-youth from Kangan town of district Ganderbal has been selected for Watson Semester Incubator Programme in USA.
Kaiser Ahmad Rather,who belongs to a lower middle class family of Tawhidpora, Kangan is doing hispostgraduate in International Relations (Peace and Conflict Studies) fromIslamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora. He is scheduled tojoin the four month programme offered by Watson Institute at Lynn University,South Florida, USA in August.
Kaiser has been selected after facing tough competition withthousands of applicants, who had applied for the Luff Peace Fellowship atWatson Institute. The programme is aimed at peace building and conflicttransformation.
Kaiser is heading a youth organisation 'Initiative forSustainable Development and Peace' in Kashmir, which is working for theimplementation of Sustainable Development Goals with special reference topeace.
The Semester Incubator Programme is a four month educationalentrepreneurship for recent graduates with an early stage Social venture orproject, complete their Watson experience as a study away/abroad from a homeuniversity, gap semester before attending university, or a pre career semesterafter their undergraduate degree.
Kaisar is working for creation of sustainable environmentfor peace promotion and modern trend educational system for Kashmir where fromaccording him youth will nourishthemselves as ambassadors of Peace and Development.
"I choosed a different path to work for my nation and Ifloat an organization for youth we are providing them platform to expressthemselves and explore new dynamics of development, freedom and justice,"said Kaisar, who is presently in Delhi.
"I request Kashmiri youth to think big, dream big andwork hard, nothing is impossible and there are number of opportunities present all over the world," hesaid.