9th National Pencak Silat Championship concludes

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Winner students after receiving medals.

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SRINAGAR: The ninth National Pencak Silat Championship-2020-21 which was inaugurated on March 24 concluded on Wednesday at Indoor Sports Complex Polo Ground, Srinagar.
The championship was organised by the Indian Pencak Silat Federation in collaboration with the Pencak Silat Association of J&K and J&K Sports Council.
Around 2100 players and officials from over 30 states and UTs participated in the eight-day event.
Few paramilitary forces and J&K Police teams participated in the senior category. President International Pencak Silat Federation, Kishor Prakash Yewale said, “We were expecting more students in this event but due to pandemic, some players couldn’t participate.”
Sonia from Punjab said that before the start of national championship two days refresher coach courses were conducted at Indoor Sports Complex in which Malaysian and other senior masters taught us via webinar new rules and regulations of the game.
We are very thankful to CEO Mohammad Iqbal for providing us a hardcopy of the new rule books so that the coaches in the future will not face any issues at international championships, she said.
Aqsa a participant from Srinagar said “It was a good opportunity for all of us that this mega event was held in Kashmir in which various players from the Valley participated in this event and won laurels for J&K.”
In Pre Teen, sub-Junior, and Junior National Pencak Silat Championship JK wins overall champion while Madhya Pradesh runners up and Maharashtra stood on 3rd.
Mohammad Iqbal CEO Indian Pencak Silat Federation, Kishor Prakash Yewale President Indian Pencak Silat Federation Secretary General Indian PencakSilat Federation Iqbal Mufti Hamid, Irfan Aziz Bota Chief coach CEO Indian Pencak Silat Federation thanked all the participants and officials for making the event successful.