The brutal gang rape of a young woman in New Delhi not only shocked the Indians but also people worldwide. It created fear that echoed in the minds of thousands of women in India “What if it was me?”. Girls in kolkata especially from the slum areas started to join for self-defense courses by Ayesha Noor .And best thing it is free of cost. Karate Champion Ayesha is battling epilepsy and poverty to teach self-defense to underprivileged girls and women.”Gang-rape on Nirbhaya in Delhi shook me so much that, I made a firm decision to introduce self-defence techniques to women and girls especially from the slum areas.” She has already trained hundreds of women and girls to deal with adverse situations on their own. M A Ali coach of Ayesha Noor said ““We’re doing everything we can to ensure women roam in the streets of Kolkata without fear”
Ayesha Noor has created a niche for herself world over with her grit and determination.Recently she was prestigious SwayamSiddha award by Zee24Ghanta . Popular Tollywood actress Koel Mallick, Famous Playback Singer of yesteryears Arati Mukhopadhyay, famous theatre personality Sohag Sen,Bani Basu is one of the leading personalities of the modern Bengali Literature and Ace shooter Mehuli Ghosh was also awarded. ” She is a real fighter.I would draw inspiration from her” said Koel Mallick while hugging her.
Also Former state sports minister Madan Mitra felicitated Ayesha along with other during a ceremony where meritorious students were felicitated for excelling in examinations.”Ayesha’s journey has been arduous yet exemplary. A karate Champion in spite of epilepsy, who is a great inspiration for million of girls” said Madan Mitra. Ayesha’s 5 students who are going to compete in the upcoming world meet at Thailand were also felicitated.
Gestures such as these are going a long way in encouraging youngsters in India to take up careers in Karate. Bravo!