Kashmiri athlete Danish Manzoor is on cloud nine as he cannot believe that his dream to represent India in an international taekwondo event has come true.
Having just landed in Ramla, an ancient Israeli city that is hosting an Olympic-ranking taekwondo event, Danish is truly grateful that his plea for sponsorship through social media platform Koo has materialised, with support pouring in from the non-profit organisation, Help Foundation.
Danish was yearning to represent India in the 58kg category but was falling short of money to cover his travel and accommodation expenses.
On July 23, he had shared his concern and Kooed for financial support, using the platform's unique translation feature Multi-lingual Koo (MLK) to reach people across India.
The Kashmiri athlete's message reached the J&K based NGO, Help Foundation.
A resident of Baramulla in Kashmir, Danish started practicing taekwondo from home during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Danish, who has over 1.22 lakh followers on the platform, actively expresses himself on sports and related topics.
His ultimate aim is to represent India at the 2024 Paris olympics.