Mushtaq and his team, known as Chenab Divers have received the India positive award. The team is on a rescue mission in the Doda area of Himalayan region state of Jammu and Kashmir. Every year, hundreds of passengers, navigating the treacherous terrains of Doda and Kishtwar, lose their lives in road accidents and plunge into the Chenab river. The victims’ bodies usually get washed away and are never recovered. Mushtaq and his team of eight years battle the Chenab every other day to fish out bodies of accident victims. Mushtaq is not doing this for money but for a cause. The commendable initiative by Mushtaq and his team has been widely appreciated, but the Jammu & Kashmir government is yet to provide them with essential equipments.
India positive Awards in its first edition salutes those Indians who are spreading the spirit of positivity through their selfless acts. This initiative is meant to honor and showcase all such inspirational people from varied parts of the country. The award adheres to a process of selection which has the CNN-IBN Editorial Board at its core.
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