State Kalarippayattu C’ship gets underway

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 5: J&K State Kalarippayattu Championship 2018-19 got underway at Kotli Bhawan, Rehari Colony, here.
Ramesh Arora, MLC was the chief guest on the occasion, while Anu Bali (Councillor) and Arun Khanna (Councillor) were the guests of honour.
The Championship was organized by Kalarippayattu Association of J&K.
180 players drawn from 8 Districts of the State participated in the Championship and the participating districts included
Samba, Jammu, Poonch, Reasi, Kathua, Udhampur, Srinagar and Leh.
Speaking on the occasion, Arora lavished praise on the organizers for hosting this mega event and assured all help to Association in future.
Anu Bali and Arun Khanna also assured to help financially for the promotion of this martial art in J&K.
The prize distribution ceremony was attended by Dr SM Bali, Arun Khanna, Anu Bali, Kuldeep Handoo, Atul Pangotra and Ambedkar Gupta.
The Championship was conducted under the supervision of Danish Sharma.
Dr SM Bali dwelt upon the importance of Kalarippayattu in self-defence, fitness and development of physique. besides character building.
Boys ( Sub-Junior): (-23 kg)- 1st Kanishq Sharma, 2nd Nitin Kumar, 3rd Ashutosh Singh; (-27kg) – 1st Sandeep Pradab, 2nd Aditya Koul, 3rd Akhilesh Sharma; (-31kg) – 1st Vikas Sharma, 2nd Dharun Sharma, 3rd Keran Nath; (-35kg ) -1st Rudra Bakshi, 2nd Tanish Sharma, 3rd Ayush Manhas; (-39 kg) -1st Mohd Zahid, 2nd Nitish, 3rd Ruchit Koul; (-43kg)-1st Monik Khan, 2nd Shivesh Tickoo, 3rd Yathath & Priyanshu; ( Above 43 kg) – 1st Krish Singh, 2nd Aryan Langeh, 3rd Lakshyadeep Sharma & Amit Singh.
Girls (Sub-Junior), (-22 kg)-1st Vasundra Rajput, 2nd Pavani Mishra, 3rd Surbhi Saini; (-25 kg)-1st Janvi Rajput, 2nd Pragati Pandey, 3rd Supriya Kangotra.


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