Namitha Karmkar’s father works as a daily labourer. Mother China works from home to home. The teenage daughter of this family has now become the biggest asset of Bangladesh in sports. He set a new record in javelin throw in National Junior Athletics. The great thing is, he is also developing himself as a hockey player. This name is written in the history of women’s hockey.
Namitha came into the limelight with the 34th National Junior Athletics held last September. He broke all previous records in javelin throw and crossed a distance of 36.36 meters. Namitha also proved herself in discus throw and shot put in that competition. Although she did not win gold in these two events, this girl from Narail took the second place. However, his success in javelin throw gave him a distinct identity.
In November itself, Namitha became a part of history by becoming a member of the country’s first women’s hockey team. She played a major role in Bangladesh Girls’ series win against the visiting Kolkata Warriors of India. Namitar has scored a goal himself, but he is not capable of scoring a goal with his teammate. He was the best player of Dhaka XI.
Namitha will give her SSC exam this year from Lohagra Pilot High School in Narail. They live in Kachubaria of Lohagara town. Seven and a half percent of the land is inhabited. Here are two small huts with tin houses. There is no other land. No other income. Baba Makhan Karmakar is about 60 years old. Don’t listen. Do not see with one eye. Various diseases of the body have settled. was in Kathur. Can’t do hard work now. So he works in the barge of Pan. But the work is seasonal. There is no work for about six months. No work since November. Then the family members had to depend on Namita’s mother’s meager income. However, two years later, Namitha joined Bangladesh Jute Mill Corporation (BJMC) as a javelin player. Salary 1 thousand 900 per week. This money is useful in the family.
Namita is the third child of a butter worker. Two elder daughters are married. Now a family of five. Younger girl gave preliminary final exam. The son is in second class. Namitha had to take herself far, ‘Since childhood she was inclined towards sports. Start with football. From athletics to hockey. I dream more about hockey now. One day the country will have a women’s national team in hockey. He wants to play in the team. Namitha wants to take Bangladesh to another height in hockey as in cricket. The game is handed over to his school’s sports teacher, Dilip Chakraborty. Dilip Chakraborty said, ‘There is no training system in hockey. Namitha is rising by her own efforts. Nominees should be nurtured as this country’s great wealth. We now have to nurture this resource in the game very carefully. What will he care?