Shakeel Anjum is a young and distinguished Christian journalist who has risen as the voice of Christians in Azad Kashmir.
This young genius is popularly known as Shakeel Anjum Saawan. In addition to being an active journalist he is a poet, rights activist and a social welfare worker. Among the local Christians he is renowned for his poetry.
He started poetry from an early age, in July 1998 he penned down his first poem “Iss Sawaan Main Khub Badal Roye.” His debut creation received great appreciation from his teachers who acknowledged his tremendous poetic ability.
Encouraged to a great extent from this appreciation, that he started poetry on a regular basis. He went on to create poems, ghazals, rhymes etc. This incredible poet has thus far penned down about 400 poems and ghazals. First addition of his poetic compilation namely, “Yaadien Jatien Nahi” is in its final phase of completion nowadays.
However, this phenomenon was not limited till the sphere of poetry but he also started writing articles for various magazines. He gained wide appreciation when he wrote an article about Christians in Azad Kashmir, which was published in Humsookhan International. Extract below:
At present he is working as Editor in Chief of first ever monthly Christian magazine of Azad Kashmir named “Montly Nawa-E-Masihi.” This monthly publication has step forward as an effective platform which fashions awareness about indispensable issues of Christians including education, fundamental rights of minorities, interfaith harmony and unity.
He is also affiliated with several other national and international minority news papers and channels including “Montly Humsookhan International”,”Monthly Satoon-E-Haq”, “Awaz-E-Aqliat” and “Jesus Link TV”.
At the same time he has instituted the Community Welfare Center and served as its President from 25-11-2009 to 16-4-2015. While representing Azad Jammu and Kashmir he is working with Christian Communication Development Network as Coordinator.