Awantipora BSc nursing student clinches Bronze in 1st All India Pencak Silat Championship

PAMPORE: Tajamul Ahmad Naik, son of Nisar Ahmad and a resident of Beighpora, Awantipora, Pulwama, pursuing BSc Nursing at Arsh Institute of Health Sciences and Technology, Khunmoh, Srinagar, has emerged victorious by securing a Bronze medal in the prestigious 1st All India Pencak Silat Championship. The event took place in Nanded, Maharashtra, on February 18-19, 2024.
Organized by the Maharashtra Pencak Silat Association, the championship witnessed fierce competition from participants across the nation. Despite the tough competition, Tajamul Ahmad Naik showcased exceptional skill and determination, earning commendation for his remarkable performance.
His achievement not only brings pride to his family and locality but also highlights the talent and dedication of young individuals from Kashmir. Tajamul Ahmad Naik’s success serves as an inspiration to aspiring athletes and underscores the importance of nurturing sporting talent across all regions of the country.
Speaking to Kashmir Reader, Tajamul Ahmad Naik said that he has completed his BSc Nursing at Arsh Institute of Health Sciences and Technology affiliated with Kashmir University. Additionally, he has been practicing the martial art of Pencak Silat since 2018. He started with district-level participation, then progressed to state-level competitions. In 2021, he participated in the national championship and secured a bronze medal. Subsequently, in 2023, he participated in the International Mix Boxing Championship and won a silver medal. In 2024, he participated in the first All India Pencak Silat Championship held in Maharashtra and secured a bronze medal.
He expresses gratitude to his coach, Sajad Ahmad Bhat, for providing him with coaching, attributing the credit for his achievements to his coach.

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