ITANAGAR, Sep 1: The Arunachal Pradesh Amateur Karate-Do Association (APAKA) on Wednesday announced to organize state level championship and seminar in coming months.
Addressing a press conference here at the Press Club, President APAKA, Yarda Nikki appealed to the karate students of all district based clubs to start practicing to participate in the upcoming state level championship.
In recent days, due to Covid-19 situation many have lost the opportunity to participate in the world championship so to provide an opportunity to talented and enthusiastic Karate players of the state, APAKA has decided to organize state level championship and seminar in coming months, he added.
Further, he thanked Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Mama Natung for their support while stating, “We do believe that the state government will continue to support the association in taking initiatives to help talented youths and in the growth of the state as a whole”.
Meanwhile, clarifying the allegation being trolled on social media regarding the association and its work, General Secretary APAKA, John Bagang informed that the association is a society registered body under the state government, which is affiliated with the Karate India Organization (KIO), a provisional member of the World Karate Federation (WKF) and Asian Karate Federation (AKF) recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
He also thanked the authorities of KIO and AKF for trusting APAKA by granting affiliation with the federations.