Exclusive Story by : RAJA SARFARAZ
In this eternity, especially these days Paradise Kashmir is witnessing a marked climb in drug abuse and alcohol-related incidents. Youth are inclined towards evil practices, bad habits. Not just substance abuse, unhealthy eating habits are leading youth towards more health problems. Amid all these uncertain times, Kashmir is glimpsing a ray of hope in the form of a young gym trainer, Motivational Guy Imtiyaz Dar.
This dynamic trainer is all willing to train the youth free of cost. “I want to see Kashmir a drug free, alcohol free society. The new generation is full of talent, but due to unfavourable circumstances in our valley, our youth are clasped in the room of hopelessness. They need a push, and I’m sure sports and bodybuilding will help them for greater welfare, of an individual as well as society”, says Imtiyaz Dar who alongside fitness trainer is a fresh entrepreneur face, owner of the largest wooden manufacturer factory, Kash Wood, located in Narbal, Srinagar.
A few houses down the lane where Imtiyaz lives, An inspiration to International Athletes we met Adil Teli. He’s the same young talent who recently set a new record for cycling from Kashmir to Kanyakumari (3600 km) in just 8 days, 1 hour and 37 minutes. We had a brief chat with him and he praised the selfless efforts of Imtiyaz Dar helping him along during his practice Adil Teli before attempting for a world record.
“Imtiyaz has helped several youths to overcome financial constraints and worked days and nights together to see them grow professionally”, says 23 years old cycling sensation of Kashmir.
Akbar Khan, one of the prominent cyclists of the country. He holds Imtiyaz Dar in high esteem, praises his efforts to see youth prosper and grow towards a new dawn. “Imtiyaz is one of those rare people who always keeps himself second. His priority is putting in some additional efforts, lend a helping hand, to the youth of his locality as well as outside locality.
Imtiyaz Dar is determined to help society come out of this drug menace and alcohol abuse. He’s all willing to help, dedicated to making a difference and through his fitness and gym training abilities. And, as an entrepreneur, he’s ready to expand his endeavours beyond his hometown, to other places in Kashmir. “The more I grow, the greater I’ll be able to create job opportunities for our youth. Raja Sarfaraz appreciated Dar for being an inspiration and An icon in this industry as Kashmir needs youth like Imtiyaz Dar, Whose vision is clear, His motive to make Kashmir Drugs free and help needy people is a remarkable effort and he must be supported for it and appreciated as well so that more youth will come together to safeguard Paradise.