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Beating the odds with Karate : Shanika Nimje

Beating the odds with Karate : Shanika Nimje

At the age when most kids enjoy slides and rides, Shanika Nimje enjoys winning Karate tournaments. This 13-year-old girl from Mhow (Madhya Pradesh) is a National and International Level Karate Player.

The
Warm-up

Shanika started
Karate practice when she was just four years old. She grew up to
realise her passion for the same sport along with badminton. Her
interest made her start playing this sport too at the age of ten. She
continued her practice with immense dedication and much-required hard
work which led her to beautiful heights of achievement.

The
harder the battle, the sweeter the victory.” – Les Brown

Achievements

As she grew up,
her collection of medals and trophies grew too! Or we can say almost
multiplied. Here is a glance at her achievements:

  • Indore
    District Inter-School Karate Championship – 2015 (Bronze)
  • All India
    Inter School Karate Championship – 2015 (Silver)
  • First
    National Karate-DO Championship – 2016 (Gold)
  • Open State
    Karate Championship – 2016

  • Second
    National Karate-DO Championship – 2017 (Gold)

  • Fourth
    International Shotokai Karate-DO Championship – 2017 (Bronze)
  • Indore
    District Karate Championship -2017 (Bronze)

Never
say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”
– Michael Jordan

The
Guru

Beating the odds with Karate : Shanika Nimje1

Shanika is in
training under Mr Manoj Bajaj who introduced and taught her this
amazing sport. For him and his marvellous student, Karate isn’t just
a sport but a religion. Under Mr Bajaj’s training, Shanika decorated
her Karategi with a black belt on 11th March 2018.

Winning
isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” – Vince Lombardi

Dream

This
strong-willed girl wants to become an IPS officer. She believes that
“Good intentions and strong will power turns dreams into
reality.” She wants to act as a helping hand in directing the
society towards positivity.

There
may be people who have more talent than you, but there is no excuse
for anyone to work harder than you do.” – Derek Jeter

In small hands, she holds huge achievements. In her small eyes, she holds a big vision, and she is beating the odds with Karate, that’s what makes her our achiever. Our Indian Achiever.

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Age is just a number if you decided to do something incredible

Age is just a number if you decided to do something incredible