Tripura Girl Shines in 2nd Asian Yogasana Sports Championship 2023

Tahira Ahmed, a final year college student from Kailashahar in Tripura has recently made the country proud at Asian Yogasana Sports Championship held in Thailand, winning 4 silver medals and 1 bronze in the International Competition.

Life has never been a bed of roses for Tahira, who was roused to the zenith by her hard work, sincerity, and patience. She has been a Yoga practitioner since her school days, where she was mentored by Ashraf Ali, who made her believe that she can do it. She won Rising Yoga Star in the year 2021 and there was no looking back after that.

This year she represent  India in the 2nd Asian Yogasana Sports Championship 2023 organized by the Yogasana Sports Federation of Thailand in collaboration with the Yoga Sports Federation of India, Asian Sports Yogasana Federation, and Sharvaya Yoga International in Bangkok, Thailand from June 24-26, 2023.

Tahira won the following 5 medals in different categories.

  • SILVER   Medal in Artistic Yoga Event
  • SILVER   Medal in Artistic Pair Yoga Event
  • SILVER  Medal in Rhythmic pair Yoga Event
  • SILVER  Medal in Artistic Group Yoga Event
  • BRONZE Medal in Traditional Yogasana Event.
Tahira with her Yoga Gurus

Speaking to News Sense, Tahira said she is very excited as her international win is a glory to the nation, “I am very happy as it is a moment of pride not just for me but also for my entire country and the state, I belong. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my entire family who stood by me and my elder sister Parvin Ahmed, who constantly supported me throughout this journey. I am thankful to my Yoga Teachers Ashraf Ali and Gouranga Sarkar Sir without whose guidance and support it wouldn’t have been possible”.

Life was not that easy for Tahira, who has been suffering from various ailments since her childhood, she lost her mother at a very young age, but her father was a great motivator, Mohd Abu Taher Jalaluddin Ahmed, a sportsman himself motivated Tahira various sports, but Yoga changed her life. Yoga helped her recover fully and made her physically fit.

Tahira with her father

But as she was growing and started making a mark in Yoga, she lost her biggest motivator, her father, during the Covid pandemic, this made her emotionally broken added by people, who discouraged not to be so exposed to Yoga and sports rather concentrate on studies and other jobs.

This also worked as a motivating force for Tahira, who took up Yoga again despite so much discouragement from some people and made it to Thailand, achieving her dream glory for all those who encouraged her and a tight slap to those who tried to restrict her dream.

A word of motivation, a kind word can help people do wonders, we need just motivation. Tahira also needs support and motivation from every one of us to continue with Yoga. Yoga is not considered a sport, so to participate in any International Competition, Yoga practitioners like Tahira have to depend on funds. If you want to help Tahira, contact her at the following email id:, and her SBI Account no. is 41951712193.