Nazim trends after selfie with PM in Srinagar, Who is he?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a selfie clicked with 'friend' Nazim during his first trip to Srinagar after the abrogation of Article 370. Who is 'friend' Nazim and why was his story worth sharing?
Nazim trends after selfie with PM in Srinagar, Who is he?
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who visited Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, interacted with a local entrepreneur and also shared a selfie with him.

"A memorable selfie with my friend Nazim. I was impressed by the good work he’s doing. At the public meeting, he requested a selfie and was happy to meet him. My best wishes for his future endeavours," PM Modi said in a post on X.

Thanks to the selfie, Nazim was trending on social media platform X (formerly Twitter) as people wanted to know more about him.

Earlier, PM Modi addressed a public event 'Viksit Bharat, Viksit Jammu Kashmir' in Srinagar. At the event, PM Modi spoke to the beneficiaries of the government's schemes.

Nazim Nazir, who hails from Pulwama and is an apiculturist, spoke to the Prime Minister about his journey as an entrepreneur.

"I had kept two bee boxes on my terrace. After returning from school, I used to go to my terrace and take care of the bees. After completing my Class 10, I started thinking about how to turn this into a business," he said.

"At first, I extracted 75 kg of honey. I sold this honey in my village and earned Rs 60,000, my first earnings. My family was happy. I became very motivated," Nazim said.

"In 2023, I had 2000 bee boxes and sold over 5,000 kg honey," said Nazim, who now has over 100 people working with him.

Later, speaking to news agency ANI, Nazim said, "PM Modi asked me about my journey and he also gave some suggestions. In the end, I requested PM Modi to take a selfie with me and he fulfilled my request. That was really beautiful."

"Today, the government is supporting us. There are several schemes online and you don't even need to take anyone's help for that," he said.

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Nazim trends after selfie with PM in Srinagar, Who is he?

At the Srinagar event, PM Modi inaugurated development projects worth nearly Rs 5,000 crore for boosting the agri-economy in the Union territory.

Source: India Today

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