The All India Shito-Ryu Seiko Kai Karate Championship in the memory of Maharaja Hari singh is underway at multipurpose hall in M.A.Stadium.
The event has been organised by Universal Martial Art Academy (Regd.) Shito Ryu KAI Karate Do Association Jammu and Kashmir approved by Karate Association of India ,the only recognized National Federation Of Karate in India by Govt of India and Indian Olympic Association.
Minister for Forest ,ecology Lal Singh was chief guest on occasion, wheras Shihan Bharat Sharma, General Secretary –KAI, Jt Secretary J&K Sports Council Shiv Sharma and Member Sports Council and Vice President of Karate Association Rahil Gupta were Guest on the occasion.
The overall event was organized under direct supervision of General Secretary of Karate Association of J&K and Joint Secretary of Karate Association of India Ambedkar Gupta.
In welcome speech , Rahil Gupta apprised guests of various achievements of Karate Association and how the team work made the ongoing event successful, where around 500 students participated, thus making it one of the biggest Karate event.
While speaking on the occasion , Lal Singh said the youth must participate in Sports and if Sports is like Karate it makes you mentally and physically fit for decades.
Lal Singh assured full support to the Karate Association of J&K and appreciated the efforts of association for carrying out the event , which will provide exposure to youth.
Lal Singh also urged Parents to support kids in their endeavor as it will give them confidence to perform best at highest level.
While speaking on the occasion Bharat Sharma, appreciated the efforts made by Ambedkar Gupta in promoting Karate across J&K.
Bharat also congratulated –players on fact that Karate is now an Olympic game and said it will provide massive opportunities now to youth.
Jt Secretary Shiv Kumar while speaking appreciated the efforts of Karate Association of J&K and hailed the efforts of Ambedkar Gupta and added that the presence of Minister for Transport Sunil Sharma as President and Member Sports Council Rahil Gupta s Vice president will help in more growth of Karate across the state.
Jt Secretary also thanked Minister Lal Singh for his continuous support.