With 45 Karate medals under his belt, Sankalp now targeting IAS

Budding talents

BHOPAL : Sankalp Dixit, who wants to be a civil servant, has won 28 gold, 14 silver and 3 Bronze medals in national, state and district level Karate tournaments. And he is just 15.

A grade 10 student in Bal Bhavan, Sankalp says, “My father is a businessman and mother, a house-maker. But most of my relatives are in the civil services and I want to join the IAS. Initially I joined sports for physical fitness because to become a civil servant, one should be fit”.

To keep myself fit, I used to run and also take part in long jump. But gradually, I got interested in Karate. I started playing the game when I was in class one at the age of six and I am still continuing. My coach is Satya Narayan Sharma. Now, I’m devoting the maximum time to studies because I have to face board exams next year. I got great support from my parents as well as teachers,”

He also plays the sythensiser. “I don’t like English. It’s a very boring subject.”   Dixit is also a state-level badminton player and has won several championships. He also participated in International Karate Championship held in Mumbai and also selected to represent India in SAF Games held in Seoul.

On being asked why he wants to be a civil servant, the young karate player says, “If we talk about urban development our country is far behind western nations. So I want to develop urban areas.”

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