Life teaches you to be prepared for anything, anytime- when playing poker and when Not playing poker. That’s exactly what MukkaMaar girls of Mumbai are doing. Yes, they are getting ready to take up women safety into their own hands. And joining them, to extend an unconditional support is none other than India’s leading & most-trustworthy online Poker gaming portal- The Spartan Poker!
Last week, the 10th Mumbai city District level Sub-Junior, Junior and Senior Wushu Championship was held, where 14-year-old Sheetal Jaiswal won a Gold under the Sub-Junior category, while Mehek Shaikh and Pooja Jhadav won Silver and Bronze respectively. On August 29, the MukkaMaar team organized a victory ceremony which was graced by Fatima Shaikh, the Geeta Phogat of Dangal. Ms. Shaikh along with presenting the respective medals and awarding the team trophy shared motivational thoughts with the girls. “Winning or losing is not important but striving hard for perfection and aiming to be the best is necessary. Self-defense is really important from every perspective.” Sharing her Dangal anecdote, the actor said, “When we were doing Dangal, it was very difficult for us, because within a few months you had to look like an international wrestler and I had fractured my rib during the training of Dangal, I didn’t tell anyone because I feared they’ll throw me out of the film, my bone broke during a practice session, so the conclusion is there is a fun in injury as well, even pain is a kind of joy, so keep practicing!”
Speaking about the initiative, actor and Founder of MukkaMaar, Ishita Sharma said, “We have come a long way from 2016, and grown from 5 girls to 1500 today, with presence in more than 10 MCGM schools, in English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu and Telugu medium. Last year the girls made it to the State Level, and this year we are aiming at Nationals.I owe so much of our initiative’s success to our strongest supporters, Mr. Amin Rozani and The Spartan Poker, they have believed in the cause, and have helped us tremendously. For the girls, it was a dream come true to receive their medals at the hands of Fatima, who has been their idol since Dangal.”
Adding to the excitement, Mr. Amin Rozani, Co-founder & MD of The Spartan Poker said, “We are glad to have been a part of this initiative, as a brand and an individual, I am proud to extend our support to MukkaMaar. The initiative has gone above and beyond to educate women and girls in self-defense via self-defence training, from the Versova Beach to Municipal Schools, Ishita and her team have left no stone unturned to help them and we applaud her efforts. I hope that with the support of Fatima Shaikh and others, the initiative grows with every year.”
MukkaMaar is an initiative for FREE self-defence training for all girls, by Ishita Sharma Foundation, led by actor Ishita Sharma and supported by Aamad and The Spartan Poker. It started in Feb 2016, when Ishita decided to start a free self-defence class for girls from challenging socio-economic strata from the Versova area. Soon, the numbers grew from 5 to 100 at the beach, and in November 2017, as the initiative picked up, MukkaMaar tied up and was granted permission from MCGM (Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai) to bring the programme to all their 1100+ schools. The training happens, at NO COST to the schools or students, across 10 MCGM schools currently, and aim to reach 100 schools by 2020.
About The Spartan Poker:
TheSpartanPoker.com is India’s leading & most-trustworthy online Poker gaming portal. It is an India centric online gaming hub that aims to bring the sophistication and quality of a world-class online gaming platform to gaming enthusiasts in India. With a vast variety of Poker tournaments, offers and game offerings, TheSpartanPoker.com, founded by Poker Badshah, Amin Rozani, in 2014, has become the hotspot for Poker aficionados across India.