According to a press statement, Delhi Public School, Athwajan, Srinagar today organized a function here to release a novel titled 'The Butterfly of Paradise' authored by debutant SadiahNisar Shah, a 10th-class student of the school. The book has been published by Freshcode Publishing Book house, Kashmir, and was released by Director Information, Dr SehrishAsgar.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr SehrishAsgar said that the girls are talented enough to create their own niche in the society and prove their capabilities.
Among others present on the occasion were Additional Secretary to Govt., Finance Department, CEO, Mission Youth and ERA, Dr Abid Rashid, renowned poet and authorZarief Ahmad Zarief, Vice Chairman DPS, Vijay Dhar and authorShabir Ahmad.
While congratulating the young student author, Dr Sehrish said that Sadiah has capitalized on her talent, in spite of peer pressure, competition and COVID-19 lockdown. She said that the author has focused on the positive side of the lockdown to pen her imagination and thoughts.The Director also elaborated on the role of teachers in building confidence and faith among students to exhibit their talents.
Dr Abid Rashid said that book launch is a statement on the success of the school for providing quality education to students and development of human capital by recognizing the talent of students. He stressed upon students to respect their teachers for success in life and career.
Noted poet Zarief Ahmad Zarief, while appreciating the budding author, said that the author is a gifted child and prayed for her success in future endeavours. He said that identifying talent in each student is the responsibility of teachers and they should take care to nurture it.
At the event, the author of the novelSadiahNisar Shah, 16, said that she got inspired by reading books by Moulana Rumi (RA) during the lockdown.The author said that with the help of her parents, teachers and friends, she was able to precipitate her thoughts and imagination in the form of a book. She said hard work is necessary to achieve success in the pursuit a person takes up.
Vice Chairman, DPS said that Sadiah has inspired her friends and other students by the feat she has performed. He expected her to pen more books in future.
At the event, Mr Hilal Ahmad and Miss Shazia, both teachers of DPS, performed LadishahaboutCOVID-19 to create awareness regarding social distancing and following other COVID related SOPs.
The function was attended by teachers, students and other staff members.