In the ongoing All India Inter-University Pencak Silat championship at Amritsar, Kashmir University team has created history by winning 9 medals. The performance of the girls was exceptionally outstanding as out of 9 medals, 5 were won by them.
Among the girls, Muskan Shabaan bagged 2 bronze medals (50-55 kg), Heeba Nasir one bronze (65-70 kg), Sadiya Hilal one bronze (40-50 kg) and Tabasum Shafi one bronze medal (45-50 kg). Among boys, Adil Manzoor (55-60kg) and Suhaib Jeelani (open category) secured silver medals and Maroof Ahmad and Younis Ahmad secured bronze medals.
This is for the first time that Kashmir University deputed a team for participation in the Pencak Silat championship at All India Inter-university level. Dr Nisar Ahmad Khan, Coordinator Physical Education & Sports and Nadeem Ahmad Dar, Assistant Director, congratulated the team on this stunning performance which brought laurels to the University.
They also thanked the university authorities especially Vice Chancellor, Registrar Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir and Joint Registrar (budget and creation) Altaf Ahmad for giving nod to the deputation of Pencak Silat team at the last juncture. The Directorate also thanked J &K Pencak Silat Association for providing all logistic support in terms of sponsoring the event and facilitating the selection of best contingent by providing skilled technical expertise.
The team is accompanied by senior coach Harbinder Singh and Surjeet Kour as managers.