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Indian youth once hailed as conservation hero now spends days spraying disinfectant to manage Covid-19

Bilal Ahmad Dar was just 14 when he was featured in a 2014 documentary by a local filmmaker titled Saving the Saviour on the conservation of Wular Lake at the foothills of the Himalayas in India’s restive region of Kashmir.The short film, released in 2017, went on to win international accolades and was broadcast on the National Geographic channel. Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned Bilal in his weekly radio address to the nation and implored India’s youth to follow in his footsteps and…

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