Short of money to attend Russia meet, budding kickboxer asks public for help

Short of money to attend Russia meet, budding kickboxer asks public for help

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-07-23 17:18 Mysuru: Deia Urs, a class 10 student at the Vidyavardhaka BM Sri Educational Institutions in the city, should be ecstatic these days. The young girl, a budding kickboxer, has been chosen to represent the country at the WAKO World Kickboxing Championship to be held between September 21 and 26 in Anapa, Russia. Instead Deia and her father are anxious and running from pillar to post to raise money to participate at the event. Addressing the media in Mysuru, BS Srinath Urs, father and coach of Deia Urs, said Rs5 lakh was needed for air fare, accommodation, entry fee and other expenses out of which Rs 40,000 has been paid as registration fee. He said that Deia was the first and the only girl from Karnataka selected to represent the country in the championship in Junior Girls 15-18 years below 48 kg K-1 category. Deia said she was a second degree Black Belt in Karate and Black Belt 1st Degree in kickboxing and had won many medals at national and state level. A recipient of Prathiba Puraskar awarded by the Department of Women and Child Welfare in 2007, Deia said she has also been selected to represent India at the World Shito Ryu Karate Championship to be held in Monterrey city in Mexico from October 16 to 22. Father and daughter said they had met MLA Vasu and gave him a letter seeking help but they had not heard from anyone so far.