Eight-year old Kashmiri girl Tajamul Islam made history on Tuesday by winning the gold medal in the sub-junior category at the World Kickboxing Championship in Italy. The second grader won a total of six games during the five-day long championship, in which 90 countries had participated. She has been the real Children’s Day gift to all kids in India.
“I am happy that I won and I am proud of it. I want to appeal to all the Indian parents to support their children and encourage them and motivate them towards sports,” dedicating her win to the nation, she showed immense wisdom after an overwhelming win.
She is the first Indian to represent the country at the World Kickboxing Championship in Andria, Italy. Tajamul, who hails from a small village in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district has a humble background. He father, Ghulam Mohammad Lone, is a driver with Hindustan Construction Company.
An Army Goodwill School student, apart from her coach, she was also trained by Indian Army officials who sponsored quite a bit of her journey to the international stage. But her win has only brought back faith in hope and dreams for not just the kids in Kashmir but all across our country. She is not a success story, but an inspiration!