Talking about Wushu Champion Mehreen Banday, her Wushu Coach in Handwara, Jammu & Kashmir, Aijazz Hussain, says, in the span of a year, Mehreen Banday, Wushu Player participated in National games and won Gold in the 5th International Karate Championship for her State. She has won several gold and silver medals. Mehreen Banday started playing karate at the age of 13 and has since played one international and five national sports and won five gold and one silver medal. She is playing for Junior Nationals and doing extremely well. It was not expected by anyone that she would play so well. In the coming days, she will raise the name of the nation, and Kashmir her state, says her coach. In Handwara, the indoor stadium is not ready. But Mehreen practises on the open ground with her coach. She gives two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening for her practice. Her coach says she gives her full effort to her practice sessions. After playing in the North zone she has become eligible for the nationals. If she wins first, second or third prize she can get a good scholarship. There are many benefits of playing sports. It gives a chance for a job, takes care of needs and keeps one mentally and physically fit, says her coach. Mehreen said, earlier she used to pay Rs 3000 as entry fee. After Wushu is being recognised in the state, now she gets free training, a kit along with a tracksuit. It holds a future for her too. She is thankful to the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, Shri Manoj Sinha for making all this available and she looks forward to this support continuing in the future too.