Srinagar: In a first, Kashmiri girl, Unjuman Farooq has acquired the distinction of being black belt at an international event of Thang Ta Martial art held in Imphal.
On achieving this feat, Unjuman said it’s like dream come true and from the childhood I was inclined towards sports from and wanted to make it big and finally I fulfilled my dream.”
“I give credit to my late father Farooq Ahmed and my coach Aijaz Ahmed who supported and helped me to achieve this feat,” jubilant Unjuman said.
She further said that I am performing martial art from last 17 years and have already bagged many gold medals and was waiting for this moment.
Presently she is Physical Education Lecturer in Delhi Public School, Athawajan and has also mentored many students who have bagged medals at international events.
In the recently concluded International Thang-Ta Championship 2018 held in Imphal by Huyel Longlon Thang-Ta Federation of India, the Delhi Public School Srinagar secured first gold medal for the country.
Putting in a stellar performance, the school won 4 medals – one gold, one silver and two bronze medals. Ten countries including India, Nepal, Bhutan, South Korea and Myanmar participated in the event.