Pakistani authors Mohammed Hanif and Musharraf Ali Farooqi will join BBC’s Aliya Nazki, writer Nilanjana Roy and Aneela Babar in judging a short story writing contest for students of the Doda District of Indian-Administered Kashmir.
The English short story writing contest is being held to engage students from grades seven to 12 during the lockdown.
This information was shared by Haji Public School on Twitter. There will be two categories and the students were given two opening sentences to build their story.
Attention, #DODA #Jammu #Kashmir. We’re organising an English short story writing contest for Doda District school students (Grades 7-12), to engage kids during the Lockdown. Here are the details. Please share, amplify. pic.twitter.com/TG55Y8quut
— hajipublicschool (@hajipublicsch) July 13, 2020
Hello, I AM #DED.
Please see who and all have agreed to judge our short story writing contest! @mohammedhanif @AliyaNazki @nilanjanaroy @AneelaBabar @microMAF Madhuri Vijay and Zenisha Gonsalves!
(Hope we get more entries than there are ⭐ judges.) #hajipublicschool https://t.co/Uuabn5spJ6 pic.twitter.com/oCr9G947Sh
— Sabbah Haji Isolating Smartly (@imsabbah) July 15, 2020
Sabbah Haji, the school’s director was thrilled that Hanif and others were going to judge the contest.
The Haji Public School is a privately run non-profit school in Breswana village.
It is located at an altitude of over 7,500 feet and is accessible after a seven-kilometre trek, either on foot or horseback. You can read more about the school here.