Barbil: He won his maiden medal in the very first attempt at 16th All Odisha Kick Boxing Championship held in Odisha capital on December 18, 2011. He was six then.
But he never looked back from then to show his innate talent. With regular practice and hard work, he has been selected to participate in 7th World Wushu Championship at Brazil from July 9-16.
Meet Babulu Munda of Sialijoda village under Deojhar Grampanchayat of Keonjhar district. Babulu is now a Class 8 student of Govt. Nodal U.P. School here.
This young boy ability was seen in 2011. He got bolster from one of the huge modern houses for preparing at Sialijoda Primary School under Pankaj Kumar Mahanta, an Asian Indoor Games kickboxing medalist. Since starting, Babulu’s fortunate skill for hand to hand fighting and snappy learning state of mind awed the mentor. What’s more, following a six-month thorough preparing, Babulu won the silver decoration at the state-level title.
“Every day I confer preparing to understudies at the school. However, I was overpowered with the amazing precision of this kid (Babulu) in my first session with him. At first, I figured it could be an incident. Be that as it may, in my each session he turned out without a hitch and consistency,” said Mahanta.
When Munda finished his essential training in 2016, he had no less than 10 decorations (7-Gold, 1-Silver, 4-Bronze) surprisingly in only 12 occasions. Raised by his grandma, an every day wage worker, for this parentless ancestral kid, neither destitution nor absence of offices would ever stop him from making progress.
Inspired over the unbelievable execution of Babulu, JSPL Foundation, which has been advancing rustic and ethnic games in the locale, stretched out hard and fast help to him, beginning from his confirmation for higher examinations in Urban David School, to preparing, giving healthful supplements and encouraging his cooperation in state and national level titles.
Babulu’s energy for hand to hand fighting has earned him 17 awards from 21 occasions so far at state and national levels-the most recent being silver decoration in the seventeenth Sub-Junior Wushu National Championship held from March 27 to 31 at Jammu and Kashmir this year.
The inborn kid’s shocking execution at the Sub-Junior National Coaching Camp at SAI, Bhopal in May this year affirmed billet for his Brazil visit. Presently, he is preparing in China.
Babulu, now a notable figure in the Sub-junior class, has just conveyed a few shrubs to the State. Presently, he intends to hit the yellow metal for India. “Indeed, I will make it Gold for my nation”, an elated Babulu said expressing gratitude toward the Foundation for its hard and fast help.