Telangana to pay for karate champion Syeda Falak’s training

Hyderabad, Aug 3 (IANS) The Telangana government on Monday announced that it will pay for all expenses for the training of karate champion Syeda Falak to compete in an upcoming international event.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao announced this when Falak called on him. He said the government will bear all her expenses for the training to prepare for 13th Senior Asian Karate Championship to be held in Japan in September.

The 20-year-old from old city will be representing India in the championship.

Assuring all help to Falak, the chief minister hoped that she will bring laurels to the country and to Telangana.

Falak won medals in several national and international level medals competitions during last few years. These include a gold medal in Chennai Open Karate Championship and silver in Al Ahli International Karate Championship in Dubai.

Meanwhile, the chief minister also announced financial help to woman pilot Swati Rao for higher training.

According to a statement from the chief minister’s office, Swati from Adilabad district became a pilot in 2006. The first woman pilot from Telangana, currently working as flight inspector in the Philippines, has sought help from the government to become Airbus pilot.

The chief minister promised her all help to undergo the required training.

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