Srinagar / IBNS: Saadath Mohiuddin Bhat, a 19-year-old from Anantnag district in southern Kashmir, has launched a podcast app as a way to intensify the representation of Kashmir language and literature.
Bhat, an undergraduate student, said in 2020 that he started a series of videos on the precious writings of many former Kashmiri Sufi saints.
In July 2020, he developed this concept in a podcast “Aao Unhein Yaad Karai-Waliv Tem karhoukh Yaad”.
He added that after receiving a good response from the people, the development of a website to increase the reach of his podcasts based on Kashmir Sufi literature took place.
Today, Bhat has a team of around 40 people who help him podcast the Sufi Kalaam of the ancient Sufi Saints of Kashmir in the form of numerous audio series.
Bhat told Kashmir that he had hired many voice over artists, translators and others who volunteered for him with the sole purpose of preserving Sufi literature as well as the Kashmiri language.
âWe have seen Kashmiris today reluctant to speak in their mother tongue. That’s why I came up with the idea of ââa podcast where I can at least make my contribution to promote and preserve something that is an age-old aspect of Kashmiri life, âBhat said.
In order to present his content in an understandable form, he started including subtitles with podcasts so that it reached a wider audience.
‘Aao Unhein Yaad Karai’ app can be downloaded from the Play Store by Android users, but IOS users can listen to podcasts by visiting the website and other music platforms like Spotify, Wynk and Gaana .
The app mainly highlights the work of Kashmiri mystics and Sufi saints like Shamas Faqir, Rasul Mir, Wahab Khar and others.
âYoung people today need to be technically strong in order to be able to make small contributions. This will not only help them to be self-sufficient, but can also make a difference if they decide to contribute to the society of tomorrow, âhe said.