Thanks administration for sponsoring him
A teenager youth from Saffron town Pampore in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district has left for Philippines to showcase his talent in International Martial Art Championship.
Maroof Hilal Sofi (19) son of Hilal Ahmad Sofi resident of Frestabal area of Pampore town has been selected for International Martial art championship scheduled to be held in Philippines starting from 19 July.
Maroof said that he was interested in martial arts since childhood and started learning this art when he was 8.
I have participated in different tournaments at state as well as National level and won many medal, he said, adding, playing at international level was his dream which has finally came true.
I was selected for international martial art championship on the basis of performance shown at national level especially on basis of performance shown in national event in Goa in 2022 which was organised by Thang Ta Federation of India.
Maroof is also head coach of Thang Ts academy Pampore where is giving training to youth interested in this art and has himself won 6 gold medals at national level.
He along with his family is confident that he will perform well in coming international event in Philippines where for he left on Friday.
Meanwhile his family has thanked district administration especially Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Baseer-Ul-Haq and Tehsildar Pampore Zubair Ahmad Bhat for sponsoring him.
Maroof approached Tehsildar Pampore for sponsorship who forwarded it to DC Pulwama which authorized his sponsorship, they said.