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Proud of Muskan's gold medal feat in archery, says her father

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

Father of Jabalpur-based young Muskan Kirar, who has won a gold medal in the Cup at Bangkok, today said he was proud of his daughter's feat, and expressed confidence that she would win more such medals for the country in the future.

Meanwhile, the Assembly, during the ongoing budget session today, congratulated Muskan on her achievement and lauded her for bringing laurels to the state.

Talking to PTI over phone, her father said, "I feel very proud of Muskan's feat. We are delighted... everybody in the family is overjoyed...After her studies, Muskan used to practice for nine hours daily."

"I know very well that she won't stop here. Muskan will continue to win more medals and make the country proud in future too," Kirar, who runs a mutton shop in Jabalpur, said.

Muskan, 16, has two younger siblings- 13-year-old sister Saloni, also an training at State Archery Academy in Jabalpur, and brother (14), a black belt in karate.

Kirar said, "None of us usually talk about my profession as people look down upon it...But with whatever money I earn, I help my children accomplish their dreams."

In the Assembly, congratulated Muskan on winning the medal.

told the House that the girl has achieved a rare feat.

"It is a very big achievement at the international level. She has given the best gift to the state," she said.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 19:10 IST