What Happened To Bilal Ahmed: Making it Big Edition

You know these Bilal Ahmed things usually end badly. But not this time!

“Since the death of his father, Bilal became the bread earner for us,” his mother Mugli Begum said, added that Bilal collected over 14,000 kg trash per year. “He didn't bear my pain while doing hard work, He abandoned studies to relieve my suffering,” she said.

Bilal, while narrating his story with this Correspondent at his Laharwarpora resident, said there is a lot of trash around Wular Lake. “It poisons water and since it impacts the prospect of tourists and what they think of the lake, I decided to clean it. I’ve been cleaning the lake from the year 2012,” Bilal says, adding that the work earns him about Rs. 6000 every month.

Bilal believes that he’s been largely alone in his quest to clean the lake

....When contacted SMC Commissioner Shafkat khan said that “Bilal is our brand ambassador. Bilal is an inspirational character for everyone. Since last five years Bilal has been earning his livelihood by cleaning the Wular Lake and removing garbage, used bottles and shoes.” Khan said that Bilal will get a special uniform of SMC and a vehicle to visit different areas to motivate people, shopkeepers and commuters to keep Wular clean. He will tell them the story of his life, his work in Wular and he will meet people to sensitise them about cleanliness and garbage disposal.

So I'm going to end the Bilal Ahmad series now before any more disasters befall him, let Bilal go out on a high note.

Posted by: Howie at 09:03 AM

Comments

1 Makes me think what a paradise this country might be if all those people 'paid not to work' were actually paid to do something useful (pickup garbage/whitewash everything in sight).

Yeah I know the unions usuually are very protective of their work they barely get done/do so poorly, and block anything like this.

Posted by: barsoomprojection at July 28, 2017 02:32 PM






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