Tajamul Islam, a student of Class II of Army Goodwill School in Bandipora and winner of gold medal in World Sub Junior Kickboxing Championship, was felicitated by Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag in New Delhi on Wednesday.
She won the gold medal in the championship which was held at Andriana, Italy, after beating her American opponent. The child prodigy won six bouts to lift the Championship in her category.
Gen Suhag praised the grit and determination of the girl who has made the nation proud and hoped that her success would inspire other children of the Valley.
This young talent was spotted and initially nurtured by Army Goodwill School, Bandipora.
Tajamul started her journey in the world of kickboxing by winning the gold medal at the state-level championship, held in Jammu in 2015.
She, thereafter, won gold medal in sub-junior category at 2015 National Kickboxing Championship, held at Talkatora Stadium, an Army statement said.