‘Our goal is to reach the international level’
Two youngsters from Central Kashmir’s Budgam district have shinned in the national Pencak Silat Championship held in Maharashtra after bagging the gold medal.
Two children, who have won gold medals in the Pencak Silat Championship, are Asgar Ali Dar (07) from Chattergam Malik Gund Budgam and Khateeba Arshid (06) from Eidgah, Srinagar.
Asgar Ali and Khateeba while talking to news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), said that they are very much happy over winning gold medal at the national level.
They both claimed that they are interested in martial arts and want to represent India at International level.
Akhter Hussain Dar, father of Asgar, told KNO that his son is very much interested in martial arts and has been learning different art forms from last two years.
Asgar is learning different art forms at local stadium where trainer is training them and wants to go to international level besides that his aim is to become a police officer as well.
Humaira Jan, mother of Khateeba told KNO that her daughter has been getting training at Indoor sports stadium in Elahibagh, Srinagar from last two years.
She said Khateeba is very much interested in learning different art forms and has been practicing since last two years and her goal is to reach international level and bring laurels for Kashmir.
She requested that in this era every parent must support their children sports field as if child will be talented, he/she can make future in sports field.
Notably, the National Championship was held at Indoor Sports Complex, Swami Ramanand Teerth University Nanded Maharashtra, from January 13 to 16. Around 1400 players from 34 States participated in the event.
J&K teams emerged as overall champions with 29 Gold, 38 Silver and 35 bronze medals while Maharashtra emerged as the runners-up in the championship—(KNO)