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Good Story: Bilquis Maqbool inspires her city!

By KSHVID DESK TEAM with INPUTS FROM AGENCIES Budgam (Jammu and Kash: Bilquis Maqbool of Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district won five gold medals at a national competition in the International Pencak Silat (a form of martial art) championships making her district proud. In the year 2018, Maqbool qualified for World Junior Championship in Thailand. However, she lost in the semi-finals.She now aims to clear the trials for Asian games, 2022 and be a part of the national team. Maqbool had no facilities to practice in Budgam, hence she travelled to Srinagar Indoor stadium daily for practice. She started from the local level to state and then played nationals in different states in the country. After getting success in the different national level competitions, she was selected for the international level and played the international championship in Thailand. After Maqbool proved her mettle in…

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