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Meet class 12th girl from Bijbehara who writes poems to overcome depression, anxiety

Meet class 12th girl from Bijbehara who writes poems to overcome depression, anxiety
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Jahangeer Ganaie

Anantnag, Sep 26 (KNO): A 17-year-old girl from south Kashmir’s Anantnag district has so far penned down around two dozen poems on anxiety and depression. She also aspires to be a doctor and an artist.

Sahiba Irshad Wani daughter of Mohammed Irshad Wani, a resident of Dupatyar village, which is about 2 kilometers from Bijbehara town, also interested in making sketches and different kinds of paintings.

Sahiba, a class 12th student of Radiant Public School Anantnag while talking with the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that since her childhood she was interested in making sketches and drawing different kinds of paintings. “I started making these sketches when I was in 4th standard.”

She, however, said that after her parents saw her sketches and paintings, they tore all her artwork into pieces, as they wanted her to spend the whole time in studies and qualify NEET. “After my artwork was destroyed I got very much depressed and I started writing poems.”

Sahiba said that she has so far written around two dozen poems and they are multi-dimensional, however, her prime focus is about depression and anxiety and how to get rid of it.

“Being a science student and securing around 90 percent marks in class 10th, I want to become a doctor and treat people. I want to continue my art and poetry work to heal people by writing poems and through sketches and paintings,” she said.

She said that poets like William Wordsworth and Shakespeare inspire her. “I am writing on different things but due to the pressure from parents I hardly get time to spend in my art work.”

“My message to the youth of Kashmir would be that don’t get depressed at any stage, don’t feel let down, just show consistency and patience. You can achieve any goal of life,” she said.

She also requested the younger generation not to waste time on playing or doing other stuff on mobile phones, as it will badly affect their life. “Try to use every minute of your life so that you can contribute your part towards society,” she added—(KNO)

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