Yashmitha from Kasargod in national team for Asian Junior Throwball Championship

Kasargod: Yashmitha, resident of Natekallu in Bellur village of Kasargod will be part of the national team which will participate in the Asian Junior Throwball Championship which will be held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in December 2016.

Yashmitha is the daughter of Subbanna Naik and Sumathi, both manual laborers from Mittajalu, Bellur. Yashmitha is pursuing her first year Pre-University course at Sri Annapoorneshwari Higher Secondary School, Agalpady. The rural talent is meritorious in studies too. She completed her SSLC with 85%.

Yashmitha has thanked her Physical Education teacher Shashikanth Ballal for his coaching. She represented the district and state in the junior Throwball competition consecutively for three years and bagged the best player award in every year. She has the distinction of leading the Kerala team in 2015. She succeeded in securing the second place in the South Zone sub junior championship held at Ernakulam recently.

The 16-year-old girl has also won prizes in Guides at the state level and also in Tennis and Badminton. She is a very good writer and has composed poems and stories.

Speaking to Udayavani, Yashmitha expressed her desire to participate in international competitions like the Olympics.

Yashmitha’s elder sister is pursuing Engineering at Vivekananda College, Puttur while younger brother is a class 7 student at Agalpady High School. Though her parents are poor manual laborers, they have motivated and inspired Yashmitha’s desire.

The District Collector of Kasargod, Yuva Brigade Kasargod and Managing Committee of Sri Annapoorneshwari Higher Secondary School, Agalpady have whole heartedly congratulated Yashmitha for her achievement.

The Kerala State Sports Department is expected to support Yashmitha financially in her achievement and also her desire to scale new heights in sports.

By: Ramachandra Mulleria

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