SRINAGAR- Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday flagged off the Indian Pencak Silat team for the 19th World Pencak Silat Championship to be held at Melaka, Malaysia from 26th July.
The LG interacted with the Pencak Silat players and coaches and wished them success in the upcoming world championship.
It is a matter of great pride to represent the country in the World Championship. Have a great game out there and make us all proud. More than a billion will be cheering for you, the Lt Governor told the players.
The LG also enquired about the facilities and training provided to the players during the 21-day long National Coaching Camp conducted at Srinagar.
It was the first Pencak Silat or any martial art discipline national coaching camp organized in the region, informed Nuzhat Gul, Secretary, J&K Sports Council.
The team of 36 players (Men & Women) from across the country will be departing to Malaysia. Eight players from Jammu & Kashmir – Karan Chopra, Sheikh Najmus Saqib, Suhaib Jeelani, Peer Aadil Manzoor, Ravees Ahmad, Komal Dhiman, Bilqis Maqbool and Aqsa Gulzar are part of the team representing the country in the world championship.
A total of six coaches & staff members including two coaches from J&K- Mohammad Iqbal & Irfan Aziz, besides one staff member – Mufti Hamid Yasin are also accompanying the Indian Team for the World Pencak Silat Championship.
This is the first national contingent which will depart for the international tournament from Srinagar.
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