Heart Warming Moment: 9-Year-old Kickboxing Champ Tajamul Islam Hugs Rajnath Singh, Wins Hearts (Watch Video)

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It was a happy picture during the union home minister’s two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, as nine-year-old Tajamul Islam, the kickboxing champion hugged Rajnath Singh, while receiving a trophy from him.

Bubbling with excitement, Kashmir’s nine-year-old kickboxing sensation Tajamul Islam hugged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and even took a selfie with him and other dignitaries including Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti when the girl was felicitated for her achievements in sports.

Tajamul took Singh, who was flanked by Mehbooba and Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh at an event here, by surprise when she hugged him instead of shaking hands like other presentees, bringing smiles all around.

It was a moment of pride for the little champion when she was felicitated for her contribution in the field of sports at the event – J-K Sports Conclave 2018 where Singh was the chief guest and even asked him for a selfie which he smilingly agreed to.

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The video of Tajamul hugging the home minister went viral on social media drawing appreciation from the netizens including the current as well as the former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir

“It’s refreshing to see the spontaneity of our youth! All the best to you Tajamul,” Mehbooba wrote on Twitter.

“Sweet kid. Here’s wishing her more success,” Omar Abdullah – the former chief minister said on Twitter.

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<<<{(€(QNS)€)}>>>>> WATCH VIDEO:Kickboxing champion of Kashmir, Tajamul Islam, who won the 2016 World Kickboxing Championship hugs Union Minister Rajnath Singh, also takes a selfie with him and CM Mehbooba Mufti, Dr. Jitendra Singh and Altaf Bukhari, as she receives her award during J&K Sports Conclave in Sgr on Thursday.

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Tajamul who lives in Bandipora with her two siblings and parents, won the World Kickboxing Championship in 2016. The Kashmiri wonder girl was in class 2 when she defeated her American rival, in the event held in Italy’s Andria. Daughter of a driver who works in a construction company, Tajamul has been a keen sportsperson since she was in nursery class says her parents.

The video was much appreciated on social media. Former chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted “here’s wishing her more success.” Others said “we want such happy faces in Kashmir.”

She was invited on Thursday, at the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Conclave in Srinagar, where the home minister and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti felicitated several sportspersons, mostly youth, from the state.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Singh said sports can change the lives of young people. “Children from Jammu and Kashmir should be given atmosphere and opportunity to develop like in other parts of the country so that stone pelting and violence can stop… and these children can get a chance to grow,” the minister said.

Addressing over 6,000 youth, Mr Singh said the “government has decided to withdraw cases against those children who were misled into stone pelting…children anywhere are the same. We understand that some youths were misled into stone pelting.”