Jammu Tawi, November 29
Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar has felicitated the seven-year-old Bandipora boy Hashim Mansoor who won gold medal in Asian Youth Karate Championship in by beating his Sri Lankan rival.
“I extend my affectionate felicitations to Hashim Mansoor for his marvelous achievement at such a young age,” Mr Akhtar said in a statement.
He said after 8-year-old Bandipora girl Tajamul Islam’s great feat in the World Kickboxing Championship in Italy earlier this month, Hashim Mansoor’s accomplishment at Asian Youth Karate Championship have made these child prodigies an inspiration for the budding sportspersons of the State. “It is a moment of special satisfaction for me as these young achievers come from an area which is my native place as well,” the Minister said and added that; “I wish great success to these young achievers in future as well.”
Akhtar has also felicitated another Kashmir youth Zahoor Din Lone from Singhpora, Baramulla who has created history by getting his team selected for 27th International Snow Sculpture Championships, representing India for the very first time in any international snow-sculpting event.
The team is scheduled to take part in International Snow Sculpture Championship to be held in Breckenridge, Colorado, United States in