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SRINAGAR- Two children from Kashmir Valley, Asgar Ali Dar, 7, from Chattergam Malik Gund Budgam and Khateeba Arshid, 6, from Eidgah, Srinagar, have bagged gold medals in the recently held National Pencak Silat Championship in Maharashtra.
Asgar Ali and Khateeba 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 loves 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 practising since last two years and her goal is to reach international level and bring laurels for Kashmir.
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. (KNO)
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