Modi hails JK youth for acing civil services exams


New Delhi, Dec 31: During his last ‘Mann ki Baat’ address of 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took out time to appreciate the efforts of 27-year-old Kashmiri youth, Anjum Bashir Khan Khattak, a victim of militancy in the region, for cracking the Kashmir Administrative Services exam this year.
Addressing the nation on the 39th edition of his monthly radio programme, “Mann ki Baat”, the Prime Minister spoke about Khattak’s ordeal, as he had lost his home to militancy but overcame all odds to ace the KAS exam.
The Prime Minister said that Khattak was an “inspiration” not only to the state of Jammu and Kashmir but to the whole nation.
He said, “Recently, I came to know the inspiring story of Anjum Bashir Khan Khattak. He freed himself from the sting of militancy and hatred and topped in the Kashmir Administrative Examination. Today, he is an inspiration not only for Jammu and Kashmir but India,”