Gold and Silver Medals

Students learning martial arts

Students learning martial arts

Children have dreams, they aspire and they push – despite a lack of resources that many take for granted. Two RDF Matendla School students Premalatha and Rekha, who belong to families that did not even want to educate them. The girls were allowed to go to school, only because, the school, RDF Matendla School provided fee exemption to the girls and their siblings. the school’s Physical Education Teacher encouraged the girls in learning martial arts. With determination and many hours of practice, including after school, the fire to achieve led Premalatha and Rekha to the District level completion in Ken-Bodo in 2012 They walked away with the Gold and Silver medals and the opportunity to participate in the National meet, at the time, due to be held in Jammu & Kashmir in 2013.. At their very first interstate sports meet, the 1st Open National Hapkido Championship was held at the Indoor Complex, MA Stadium in Jammu on 3rd & 4th May. Dr. Ashutosh Sharma, General Secretary, J&K Olympic Association were the Chief Guest. Overawed by the competition, new locale and the seriousness of the sport, the girls remembered that their entire school and village were supporting them in this effort. Finally, years of hard work, practice, heat and toil paid off, in the form of a Gold to Premalatha and a Silver to Rekha in the 47 kg categor.

 

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