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Meet Nadeem Hussain, a Budgam boy who designed a scoreboard out of door hinges

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Budgam, July 22:Nadeem Hussain Mir, 21, of district Budgam has designed a cricket scoreboard out of door hinges which has become a major attraction for the players and spectators at Budgam’s lone stadium in Paller village.

The manually operated scoreboard has been erected on the fencing of the playground.
Nadeem, a resident of Budgam’s Chana Mohallah village presented his scoreboard during the knock-out matches of a local tournament here in which Kashmir’s famous cricketer Manzoor Pandav is also participating.
His invention has stirred interest among the spectators here who remain updated about the score during cricket matches.
“In 2017, I noticed that cricket fans here were unable to keep a track of score and then an idea of designing a manually operating scoreboard struck my mind.”
Nadeem told ‘Kashmir Images’ that he wanted to make a scoreboard that would be different from a traditional number plate board. “Once I saw my father, who is a carpenter, fixing joints of a door with the hinges; then and there I began work on designing a score board out of door hinges.”
Nadeem, who is a student of final year, says that he had shared the idea with his friends, but received a negative response from them. “My friends told me that it was not feasible to make a scoreboard out of door hinges.”
“In 2018, I shared the idea again with my friends and I was told to give my idea a practical shape and was also given five thousand rupees by the organisers of the tournament,” he says.
He says that first of all he made a graph which took him many days to complete it. “I fixed 63 hinges on a blackboard. In order to make the scoreboard visible I painted the inside of each hinge with black color and colored those hinges yellow outside.”
When asked what people think of his invention, he says, “Everyone is lauding my effort.”
Nadeem says that a local player and one of the organisers of the tournament, Rameez Hassan, helped him to give his idea a practical shape. “Without the support of Rameez, it was impossible to even think of making a scoreboard.”
Nadeem is a famous chess player of his locality. He claims that no opponent has ever defeated him in a chess game.

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