Kartavya Verma, a 3rd class student has become India’s youngest black belt champion in Karate. He is a resident of Talab Tillo, Jammu. JK Media executive today met Kartavya and his family and talked about his journey.
Here’s the glimpse of the Interview-
Q:- Tell us about yourself?
And: I’m studying at St. Peter’s High school. When I was 3-year-old, I played Karate, and currently, I’m 7 years old. I have played International matches, State matches, and even online matches. Daily I devote 2-3 hours to Karate.
Q:- How do you feel after becoming India’s Youngest Black Belt Champion?
And: I’m feeling very proud. All my coaches, siblings, and parents have helped me in achieving this title.
JK Media executive also talked with Kartavya’s father.
Q:- How do you feel that your son has become the youngest black belt karate champion?
Ans: I’m feeling very happy. With his win, our Jammu is also getting famous and now people all over India are getting to know that there is a lot of talent in Jammu.
Q:- Have you ever felt that your son will become the youngest champion?
Ans: I have never felt that he would achieve such height at such a small age. When I was little young during the summer vacations I was generally practicing with him and at that time I came to know that I have an interest in Karate. Then I contacted Shetara Karate School of India but the teachers there refused to give admission to him as he was very young but on my repeated requests they accepted him and with his dedication, he has impressed all the teachers there. For the past 4 years, he has never missed classes
Q:- What are the further plans?
Ans: We are planning to send him for International matches in the coming future. Last year also he wanted to participate in an international tournament but due to the corona pandemic he was not able to attend the tournament but he participated in an online International tournament and there he has won a bronze medal. Also, he has won a bronze medal in the National tournament. In this tournament, his final opponent was elder to him and his coach even refused to play the match but he went in the ring, got hurt, and won the title. In all his matches he prefers opponents older than him”.
JK Media executive also talked with his mother
Q:-Have you ever been afraid of him playing such a dangerous sport?
Ans: In his early days I was very afraid as he was practicing with older players in the academy but now we are very proud of him as he has become India’s youngest black karate champion.
At last, our executive asked Kartavya that apart from Karate what else he likes?
Ans: I love watching cartoons. In food, there is a proper diet which includes milk eggs and I also like chapati and dal. Everyone should drink milk as it makes our bones strong.
JK Media Congratulates Kartavya, His Family, and all the people of Jammu.