Online J&K UT Taekwando Poomsae C’ship concludes

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 6/2/2020 10:33:00 AM

Jammu, June 1 The 1st Online Open J&K UT Taekwondo Poomsae Championships,2020 concluded here today. The event was held by Jammu Kashmir Taekwondo Association (JKTA) in collaboration with the Atul International Taekwondo Academy (AITA) and was supported by Universal Sports India. This was the first time in the history of Indian Taekwondo that such type of event was organized. Around 120+ players all over the UT took part. Even though the championship had some of the guest participants from USA and Oman, in order to provide a professional exposure to the Athletes of J&K-UT, the organizing committee accepted their entries. D.N. Pangotra, president of JKTA said that, Poomsae is neglected in the UT so the main aim was to promote Poomsae in particular and Taekwondo Sport in general. He also said the event will give experience to the athletes for further competitions like these. He also said some of the parents also participated in the championship and that the association is looking forward to organize an event for the parents also in order to help them stay fit and also motivate the young athletes. Later speaking to Nissar Hussain, Vice President JKTA, he said that the event was held to motivate the athletes to train in these tough times when the whole world is under the lockdown. He also thanked one and all who supported in the smooth functioning of the event. He also urged everyone to stay indoors and stay safe and help break the chain. Jaghjit Singh, Gen Secretary, JKTA, while addressing the media, congratulated all the coaches and participants for participating in this Historic event and he also added that a Srinagar Based NGO, HOPE ALIVE, supported the players of Atul International Taekwondo Academy (AITA) by sponsoring them for the said event. He also congratulated the whole organizing team of the said championship, the team compromised of Anuj Sharma (Organizing secretary, JKTA) ,Zaheer Abbas Khan (Treasurer, Jkta), Vinod Grewal (Event Coordinator), Rajan Singh ( International referee), Sarbjeet Singh (International referee), Burhaan Khan ( National Referee) and Danish Manzoor ( International player). The event took place under the supervision of Master Atul Pangotra ( International player/ Coach/ Referee) who was also the Head Jury of the Championship. Shaheen said our testing rates are still low, and while there are global efforts to develop a vaccine against the virus, it is still not clear whether it will be adaptable for Indian genes. “We Indians must accept that coronavirus is the new normal,” he said, while urging Indian entrepreneurs to step up innovation to halt the virulent spread of the pandemic Shaheen said.


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