Army chief felicitates J&K schoolgirl for kickboxing gold medal
New Delhi, November 17, 2016
General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of the Army Staff, felicitated Tajamul Islam, student of Class II of Army Goodwill School, Bandipora, and winner of ‘Gold Medal’ in World Sub Junior Kickboxing Championship at his South Block office here yesterday.
She won the gold medal in the championship which was held at Andriana, Italy, after beating her American opponent. The child prodigy won six bouts to lift the championship in her category.
The Army chief praised the grit and determination of the little girl who has made the nation proud and hoped that her success would inspire other children of the valley. Tajamul Islam expressed her joy on meeting him.
This young talent was spotted and initially nurtured by the Army Goodwill School, Bandipora. Tajamul started her journey in the world of kickboxing by winning the Gold Medal at the State level championship, held in Jammu in 2015. She thereafter, won gold medal in sub-junior category at 2015 National Kickboxing Championship, held at Talkatora Stadium here.