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Saqafat, book on life and achievements of Dr Syed Amin Tabish released 

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Srinagar: Saqafat, a book based on the life and achievements of the renowned literary figure of the valley and former Medical Superintendent, Sheri-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura, Dr Syed Amin Tabish was released here Monday.

The literary cum felicitation program was organized by Bazm-e-Saqafat Kashmir at Government College for Women, Maulana Azad Road.

Noted writers and poets including President, Bazm-e-Kashmir, Shahzada Rafiq, Farooq Fayaz, and Zarif Ahmad Zarif were also present on the occasion who also presented their viewpoints on the book.

An Award ceremony was also held during the occasion while several writers, poets, and journalists were awarded. Dr Syed Amin Tabish was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award on the occasion.

Professor Neelofar Khan, vice-chancellor university of Kashmir was the chief guest while Professor M.S Khuroo, former Director SKIMS Soura was the Guest of honor on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Tabish said he has a responsibility toward society as a medical professional and a poet. He said four issues including drastic climatic changes, drug abuse among the young generation and extreme behavior of children towards their parents are some which have taken a toll on society.

“Drug abuse has badly affected our young generation; suicides, high stress, depression, and anxiety are the outcomes of drug abuse which need to be stopped at earliest as this is the matter of the future of our children, we haven’t learned any lessons from what we have experienced in the past like 2005 earthquake and 2014 deluge, I think we have a lot to learn yet,” said Dr Tabish.

He said the young generation especially our children have become soft targets of drug abuse and it’s the collective responsibility of society to bring them back on track so that they are able to come out of the delusionary world. 

“Our teachers and parents have a role to play to end the menace of drug abuse which has taken a toll on our younger generation.  Their weird behavior with their parents is nothing but the result of drug abuse. Old age homes are full of elderly people, their children feel inferior and prefer to send their parents to old age homes; we owe a lot to our parents who teach us how to eat, how to walk and whatnot,” he added.

He also said that excessive use of cellular phones has had a negative impact on the younger generation as the negative vibrations directly affected their brain and heart.

Throwing light on the journey of Dr Tabish from a doctor to a poet, Prof. Neelofar Khan while appreciating his contribution to promoting the Kashmir language on national and international levels through his poetry and write-ups said, Dr Tabish is a multidimensional personality who apart from his own profession played a vital role in taking the Kashmiri poetry to next level.

She said that Dr Tabish’s concern about growing drug abuse needs to be taken seriously so that the young generation is saved from getting ruined. She said she would invite Dr Tabish to Kashmir University to have an open debate and discussion on drug abuse.

“Dr Tabish’s stance on drug abuse among children is appreciative, besides being a medical professional, he always speaks on negative aspects of society including drug abuse and other correlated issues. I would certainly invite him to Kashmir University and hold a detailed debate and discussion on drug abuse so that this menace is completely eradicated from society,” she added.  

Echoing similar views, former MS SKIMS, Dr M.S Khuroo said Dr Tabish Amin is a blend of combined qualities. He said that Dr Tabish besides being a reputed doctor is a great writer and poet whose write-ups and pages have been globally acknowledged. 

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