New Delhi, January 25-In continuation of the tradition of awarding distinguished citizens of the country who have accomplished exemplary deeds by serving humanity, this year too Modi government awarded 19 unsung heroes with Padma Shri for their great work in various fields.
Javed Ahmad Tak (46), or ‘Anantnag ke Apne’ (Anantnag’s own), who hails from Bijbehara, Anantnag in Kashmir, has been conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri in the category of ‘Social Work (Divyang Welfare)’ for “improving the lives of Kashmir’s divyang children.”
As a social worker who lives by the motto, ‘Be a Part, not apart’, Javed has been working with disabled children for two decades to integrate them into mainstream life.
He Established Humanity Welfare Organization in Kashmir and Zaiba Aapa School for the specially-abled (physically and intellectually)- providing free education and material aid and motivation to over 100 such children.
Javed has also implemented projects for child-friendly places in over 40 villages in Anantnag and Pulwama.
He has achieved all this a wheelchair-ridden since crusader since 1997, when he had an spinal injury from a bullet hit in militant attack.