Beating all odds to fulfill dreams

Beating all odds to fulfill dreams

Meet Dr. Aadil Zaffer, a role model for J&K students

Tauseef Ahmad

BANDIPORA, Aug 6: Meet Dr Aadil Zaffer from a small hamlet in Bandipora district who has been  selected for the prestigious Fulbright scholarship as a cultural ambassador to the USA.

Hailing from a small village of Ashtangoo Bandipora Dr Aadil Zaffer is an internationally experienced English Faculty member having more than 5-years of teaching experience in India and abroad.

He has been selected as a cultural ambassador to USA under Fulbright Scholarship and has hundreds of Certificates to his credit, including Ph.D. in English, M.Phil., Master’s Degrees in various Subjects, CELTA from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, CIF from CEBP France.

Besides teaching at various Colleges in Saudi Arabia, he has given eight lectures to multi-nationality adult students in London. Dr Aadil is presently working as a visiting faculty at the University of North Carolina, the America’s first government University.

Talking to the Kashmir Despatch over phone he said: “If you put your mind to something and work hard for it, you will succeed.” The 30-year-old Aadil Zaffer from a remote village has proved this assertion.

He is the author of the two books “An Educational Supplement” and his second book entitled, “Convergence” is under process.

In 2010 after completing his Bachelors in Bandipora college Aadil moved for masters to Aligarh Muslim University, later he did his M.Phil programme from USA.

Aadil has around 500 academic certificates to his name and has received his education from eight countries. “I have registered in the Guinness World Records given my number of academic certificates and hopefully I will get this recognition,” he told Kashmir Despatch.

He said that he  has hundreds of certificates to his credit, including Ph.D. in English , M.Phil., Master’s Degrees in various subjects, CELTA from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, CIF from CEBP France, CIS (ELE Spain), CIL (Parola Italy), FDC (KSA), CRSE (Russia) and CNS (IIT Kanpur).

“I was in class 10th when my admission fee was paid by one of my Uncles. In 12th standard my neighbors supported me by buying practical books. My brother supported me a lot towards this journey as he contributed money for my study. That too when there was no permanent source of income in our family,” he added.

From a humble background, Aadil has struggled to achieve his dream and he credits his success to the Almighty’s Allah’s generosity, his teachers, friends, family, Aligarh circle and all those who helped him from time to time financially and emotionally.

“I wish all the youth of J&K especially Kashmiri students, a wonderful future and request them to use their time judiciously by focusing on their studies,” he advised the students while talking to Kashmir Despatch.

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