Zarah Bhat, a black-belt ranked Karate player from Downtown Srinagar

A 20-year-old Zarah Bhat is a black-belt ranked Karate player from Dwntown area of Srinagar city.

She has done her sooling from Caset Experimental School and is perusing BA from Amar Singh College in Srinagar.

Zarah while talking to Asia News Network (ANN NEWS) said, “since childhood she was interested in sports and always wanted to showcase my talent to the world. She joined Karate classes when she was studying in Class 6th and it was her first step towards her goal.”

“Some people tried to bring me down and discourage me, they brought religious and social aspects into discourse. But my parents and my family members always encouraged and supported to uplift my morale,” she added.

She further said that she have participated in many championships at District, State, National and International level and have won many gold, silver and bronze medals.

“I underwent some health issues, I feel like losing my dream, but I never gave up. I believe in accepting defeat with a smiling face! Many a times I fail, but that failure makes me even more stronger, & more dedicated towards my goal”, she further added.

After working hard day & night, I got qualified for (63rd Yoga Games U19 DURG, Chattisgarh). I also played JUDO


My hard work paid me off when I got selected for “SAI Netaji Subhas NIS, Patiala (India), by Prime Minister package. This was the big opportunity & I got the Rank of Ist DAN Black belt in KIA.

Sports council hired me as a Coach in Health & Fitness at Khwaja Nakshband Stadium Radpora.

During this spell we organized various functions in Honorable Home Minister Mr Rajnath Singh were the chief guest, along with the CM Miss Mehbooba Mufti & Youth wing leader Mr Waheed ur Rehman parry. The function was a huge success.

As I belong to a middle class family, it was tough to stand on all the requirements but my Father managed everything, we faced financial crises, but with the support of family I faced difficulties cheerfully. For a long time I fight against trials & tribulations. I worked hard to achieve success.

I played ist International E-Martial art competition, organized by Acdemy of Self defense & Martial Art Research of India & I bagged IST POSITION in INDIA.

Shihan elected me as Sr. Vice president of Dst. Sgr of ( TAJA).

There is no substitute for hard word in order to achieve success & also no excuse. Success does not come in a miraculous way, we need to work hard, we need to fight.

I believe man is the marker of his future. My aim is to serve my nation. There is still many more I wanted to do & In sha Allah I will!

I wanted to set an example, and want to create a platform for those who are desirous, especially for the girls. I want them to be self independent. There are many things I’ve to learn, I got fascinated with the adventure activities.

My parents are my strength. They have always supported my dreams. According to them, the only way to achieve all your goals is to work hard and never give up on them. They have never imposed themselves and demanded any of their children become what they want us. Instead they wanted us to choose career & a life that will give us joy and stability.

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