Two day Pencak Silat Championship organized by the Pencak Silat Association of J&K in the MAM Indoor Stadium today concluded in the presence of Chief Guest, Kavinder Gupta, Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly. The District Level sports event organized in the memory of Late Sh. D. K. Mahajan, was a first of its kind for the game in the State and was concluded in the presence of august gathering of senior sports persons and many renowned personalities. Arvind Gupta, BJP State Treasurer, Nalin Mahajan, Gourav Arora President (PSAJK), Sports Officer Satish Mahajan and Navneet Mahajan, Son of late Sh. D. K. Mahajan also graced the occasion.
Kavinder Gupta, while addressing the participants and the gathering on the occasion, said that the sports always played an important role in the development of person’s personality as well as working capacity. He said that the sports persons are an asset to the society and the Nation, who always contribute to the progress of Nation. He appreciated the organizers for their keen interest to promote the event in the State and said that all the sports associations must do their bit to create the awareness of physical activity in the State.
Kavinder Gupta, while distributing the prizes among the winners and the participants, said that, seeing the activity level and the benefits of the game, he will recommend the game for its introduction in the Asian Games next year so that it can be boosted among the youngsters as they must incorporate active games in their lives. He also gave a message to the parents for pushing their wards for the outdoor activities in order to achieve their wholesome development.
Organizers told that this sports teaches a person to keep the body fit and is a wonderful technique for the self defence especially for the ladies and children from the age of 6 years can join the game and one can start to practice it even at the ripe age of near 25 years.