ITANAGAR, SEP 1: The Arunachal Pradesh Amateur Karate-Do Association (APAKA) on Wednesday announced to organize state level championship and seminar in coming months before several activities are being taken up.
Addressing a press conference here at Arunachal Press Club (APC), 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 and other tournaments and championship where they may be able to send them under the banner of APAKA. He said.
He informed that the state government to sponsor the gold medalist of the state level championship to participate in various Karate events of National and International levels.
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
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 an NGO registered 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)
APAKA has been established for promotion of various Karate programme and activities within the state and has been active for past three years, 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 growth of the state as a whole”.
He also thanked the authorities of KIO and AKF for trusting APAKA by granting affiliation with the federations.