The limitless potential of Kashmiri girls is on vivid display as they excel across diverse domains, notably in sports.
In a recent triumph, a teenage sensation from Kulgam district clinched the gold medal at the National Pencak Silat Championship held in Bihar.
Dar Saawya Ashiq, an 11-year-old daughter of Ashiq Hussain Dar, hailing from Malipora in Akhran area of Mirbazar, Kulgam, emerged victorious at the 11th National Pre-Teen, Pre-Junior, and Junior Championship.
The event, hosted at the Pataliputra Sports Stadium in Patna, Bihar, witnessed a spirited contest among 1400 players representing 34 States and Union Territories.
Saawya, a determined 6th-grade student at K.Y International School Harnag, Anantnag, attributes her remarkable achievement to the unswerving support of her coach, Asif, and her family.
When reflecting on her success, Saawya highlighted the challenges faced by athletes due to inadequate sports infrastructure, emphasizing the need for better facilities and academies in Jammu Kashmir.
Beyond her sporting prowess, Saawya advocates for a healthy lifestyle, cautioning against substance abuse and excessive mobile phone usage.
She passionately champions regular exercise, underscoring its comprehensive benefits for both physical and mental well-being.
Having secured silver, bronze, and gold medals at district, state, and now national levels, Saawya aspires to represent the nation at the international stage. Her determination fuels her commitment to hard work and dedication.
In a plea to parents, she urges them to support their children’s interests in sports, believing that nurturing talent in this field can pave the way for a promising future.
Proud of their daughter’s achievement, Saawya’s parents express their delight, emphasizing the importance of guiding and supporting daughters toward success in their chosen endeavors.
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