Intoduing : Rohini Shakya

14-years-old girl Rohini Shakya is the second child of her parents: Mr. Chandra Ratna Shakya and Mrs. Rama Shakya. Confident with a very simple look, this girl is on the way to make her dream come true.

Recently studying in grade-8 at Maitri School, Chhauni Rohini is the resident of Bailochan Teertha, Swayambhu. While talking to this easy-going girl I found that she is also a genuine student of her class.

Disciplined Rohini has been devoting her time and efforts equally both on her study and martial art (Goju-Ryu Karate Do). “She is a very hard working girl. I believe she will be doing really great” says his Karate teacher Mr. Bijay Lama. She has been going through a regular training schedule. She starts her training, for Goju-Ryu, early in the morning at 6:00 a.m. and comes back home at 8:15 a.m. Then she gets ready for her school. After school also she trains herself so she would be doing very well. She has been able to pursue full frown belt at this age of 14 and this was possible only because of her dedication and devotion. Besides, she is preparing for her black belt.

“Morning shows the day.”

We all know this and same thing is happening in Rohini’s life. She started her journey in martial arts at the age of ten and she is still on the move. She has shown her keen devotion in Goju-Ryu by acquiring nearly a dozens of medals. She started this journey of acquiring medals from 2006 and  has not looked back yet. She has won 5 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals and 1 Bronze Medal in different national and international events. Also she has won the Best Fighter Award from India in 2008.


How you entered Goju-Ryu Karate Do?
From my childhood I was interested in Martial Art. Earlier I joined Sito-Ryu Karate Do. But in that I found that something was missing. Then I joined Goju-Ryu Karate Do. My father supported me a lot for this. Besides, my Guru (teacher) Mr. Bijay Lama also supported me and I am here today.

What is motivating factor behind your success?
Obviously! My father. We are only three sisters in our family. I have no brother. So, whenever my father talked to me, he talked to me as if I was his son. Most of the times he inspired me to be tough as male. And I like to prove that I am not less than a boy.

What is your future plan?
First of all, recently, I am giving priority to my study. Afterwards I am planning to pursue black belt. Then I will go for Referee Training. I have a dream that one day I will become a coach/trainer for both Karate training as well as for referee training.

How you look on sports?
I don’t have detail knowledge on career but it’s good. Good for everything like your health, opportunity and might be for your career also. I have been to different places. I have been to Sindhupalchowk, Dhangadhi, Raigadh-India. If I was not in sports then I would never had gone there. So, I feel sports is really good.

One line message for young people like you.
Once you start doing anything then be consistent on it. Then you will be able to progress and success will come to you.

(Published date : August 2008)




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