PM Bal Puraskar Awardee & SQAY Martial Arts International Champion, Hanaya Nisar felicitated at Anantnag

ANANTNAG, FEBRUARY 15 (KNS): Hanaya Nisar, an ace SQAY Martial Arts International Champion who was also awarded with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puruskar in the sports category by President of India and recently won gold medal in the 7th SQAY South Asian Championship at Kathmandu, Nepal was today felicitated by District Administration Anantnag, here.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, Dr Basharat Qayoom felicitated Hanaya Nisar at Dak Bungalow, here.

Speaking on the occasion, the DC said that it is a proud moment for Anantnag that Hanaya is such an acclaimed martial arts champion at such a young age. He said that success is the result of years of hardwork and dedication demonstrated by Hanaya.

He said he was confident that she will be a role model for the youth, particularly for the girls, who will follow her footsteps and persevere to make a name for themselves at the global stage.

Hanaya said that she is overwhelmed by the appreciation and plans to continue to work with the same dedication and discipline.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp ChannelShe said her appeal is to all the parents to believe in the ability of their children and to support them in their endeavours. She said girls must be given equal opportunity as girls have demonstrated that they are equally capable and can bring laurels through their talent and hard work.

On the occasion, Hanaya graciously volunteered to be the goodwill ambassador for the flagship Beti Bachao Beti Padhao program in the district to inspire parents to encourage their young girls and equip them with education and necessary facilities to fly high and achieve their dreams.

ACD Anantnag Riyaz Ahmad Shah threw light on the career of Hanaya Nisar and the various achievements of the champion at such a young age. He said Hanaya who hails from Kokernag area is presently enrolled at HSS Kokernag and has represented India and won Gold Medal in 3rd World SQAY Martial Art Championship held in Chingju, South Korea in October 2018 at the age of 12, Gold Medal in 4th Tri-Nation SQAY Event, Gold at 9th International Masters Cup Pahalgam, Gold at 7th International Masters Cup Pahalgam, Silver at 62nd National School Games under SGFI Delhi, Gold at 63rd National School Games under SGFI, Gold at 64th National School Games Under SGFI, Gold at 18th Federation Cup National, awarded Role model of J&K 2019, Gold at 23rd SQAY National Championship 2023 Jammu and won Champion of Champions Title 2023 in 23rd SQAY National Championship held at Jammu.

Among others, CMO Anantnag, PO ICDS, CEO Anantnag, DSWO Anantnag and DYSSO Anantnag, ACR Anantnag, ACD Anantnag, DIO Anantnag, employees from various line departments were present on the occasion.(KNS)

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