Civil Society honours Ambulance driver with bravery award

Srinagar: Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) today presented an award of bravery to driver, Ghulam Muhammad Sofi of Wusan, Kangan who saved precious lives by continuing to drive the ambulance even after forces broke his limbs.

In a statement to PTK, KCSDS said the award comprised of a momento, a shawl and Rs 21000 in recognition of his tremendous bravery in the face of deadly attack by the forces.

“KCSD thinks it is important to recognise the services of all those who risk their lives especially in the present circumstances to serve the society in various ways. We need to create public mementos and awards for the distinguished service in any field of life. This is one way of honouring our genuine heroes and we thought this is the first step in that direction. Most of our authentic heroes are ignored. They remain unsung and unwritten about,” reads the statement.

The members who were present on this occasion are Abdul Majid Zargar, Shakeel Qalandar, Dr Mubeen Shah, Hameedah Nayeem, Qurat ul Ain and Mehboob Makhdoomi.

KCSDS said the next step in this direction would be to award the doctors who tirelessly work day and night and journalists who risk their lives in reporting honestly from the ground. (PTK)

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