Recently, Kolkata Karate Cup 2018 was held at taltala ekta sangha organised by the Indian Karate Association.More than 100 students participated in the championship. Sana Tahir, Humairah Shami, Rumaisha Shami, Nabil Ahmed and Nayab Nasim from the Remedia Trust empowering women’s team won medals at the championship. Coming from a background which has its own inhibitions in girls taking up sports, more so martial arts, these girls has decided to chart a course of their own in pursuit of stardom where many girls of their age would not dare to do. These girls are trained by three times world champion of Karate, Ayesha Noor, an epileptic girl from the slum in Kolkata, and who is also a crusader of gender rights.
Sana tahir said, “This is a huge morale-booster as I prepare for the major championships ahead.” While Humairah said “From childhood I enjoyed challenges and always wanted to be different. And, I am glad thanks to the support of Remedia Trust and well-wishers I could win today.”
MP Idris Ali expressed happiness that poor girls have been breaking the barriers by excelling in karate competitions. “Girls and women should learn martial arts such as Karate which would not only protect them from stalkers but also make them self-confident. Every school should promote Karate, particularly among girls, to make them self-confident.”
M A Ali of Indian Karate Association said that the aim behind organising the karate tournament was to involve more youngsters in the sport and help mould the students into perfect human being