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Telangana tribal girl bags silver at global martial arts event

Hyderabad: From a small remote tribal hamlet in Telangana’s Nagarkurnool to Singapore, 13-year-old Teja Bai Vislath has come a long way in the world of sports.

Teja Bai, a student of the Tribal Welfare Residential School Kalwakurthy, Nagarkurnool district, has secured a silver medal in the under-14 category at the Pencak Silat Championship 2017, the martial arts mega event held in Singapore.

“Honestly, I still can’t believe that I represented India and bagged a silver medal in an international championship,” Teja Bai said.

She also thanked the government of Telangana and Chief Minister   K Chandrashekhar Rao for his vision for the liberation of tribal children from all forms of poverty and educational backwardness.

RS Praveen Kumar, Secretary, Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (TTWREIS), showered praise on Teja Bai for making the country as well as the State proud.

“We have been making earnest efforts in creating an ecosystem where children can showcase their inherent potential in academics, sports, martial arts and mountaineering. We are planning to start gymnasiums and provide robust sports facilities in all our social and tribal welfare schools with an eye on Olympic medals,” he said.

Dr Kumar thanked the Chief Minister and Minister  for Tribal welfare A. Chandulal for their generous support  to the TTWREIS under the KG-PG  Mission.

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