Ubaid Kashmiri

Bisma Jan, a resident of the Tengbal area in Frisal, has gained significant recognition in the field of calligraphy in a remarkably short period. Currently pursuing MA in Sociology through IGNOU, Bisma has made impressive strides in her artistic journey.

In an exclusive interview, Bisma shared, “I have been involved in calligraphy for the past two years. The demand for my work has been steadily increasing, and I am now earning between 5,000 to 9,000 rupees monthly.”

She emphasized the importance of women stepping forward to showcase their talents and noted that social media has been a crucial tool in achieving fame and livelihood.

Bisma receives nearly 20 orders each month from various districts across the Kashmir region. She attributes her skills to social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube, where she learned the intricacies of calligraphy. “Social media is one of the biggest platforms for us,” she said.

Her message to the youth of the valley is clear: “Don’t indulge in bad activities. Instead, engage in different sports and strive for independence. It is not necessary to seek a government job after receiving a good education; there are many other avenues to explore”, she said.

Bisma’s story is an inspiring testament to the power of determination, talent, and the positive impact of social media in today’s world.