Srinagar : The 9th National Pencak Silat championship for Senior Men and Women was today inaugurated amid enthusiasm and fervour at newly constructed Indoor Sports Complex (ISC) Pologround, here.
The event is being organised by Pencak Silat Association of J&K under the Banner of Indian Pencak Silat Association and sponsored by J&K Sports Council.
The Deputy Mayor, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Parveez Qadri was the Chief Guest on the occasion while as Nuzhat Ara Divisional Sports Officer Kashmir presided over the function as Guest of Honour.
The four day event hosting teams from 32 States and UT’s besides teams from Police and ParaMilitary shall conclude on 27th March 2021.
Around 1000 participants comprising 800 Players, 150 Technical Officers and 50 Coaches are part of the event.
During the championship events in different weight categories of Tanding besides competitions in Dunggal, Ganda and Regu are scheduled to be held.
President Indian Pencak Silat Federation Kishore Kumar Yawley and Secretary General Indian Pencak Salat Federation Mufti Hamid Yaseen, besides officials from Sports Council and other departments also attended the inaugural function.
The event in senior category shall be followed by Sub-Junior, Junior and Pre-Team Boys and Girls Championship from 27-31st of March, 2021.